College of Law


Law and Engineering


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and College of Engineering seek an entry-level, tenure-track professor to serve as Assistant Professor of Law and Engineering.  The position will include an association with the newly launched Program on Data, Law, Ethics and Policy (“DLEAP”) at the College of Law, part of the Ohio State University’s Translational Data Analytics Discovery Theme initiative.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent potential in scholarship and a commitment to outstanding teaching.  The position, a 100% FTE appointment, will begin in the 2016-17 academic year.  The College of Law will be the tenure initiating unit. 

As a faculty member with a joint appointment, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the law curriculum and in the graduate engineering curriculum (related to cyber law and policy and/or patent law).  The research and teaching interests of the successful candidate will likely focus on information- and cyber-security, privacy law and regulation, big data and data mining, and/or related intellectual property issues.  Through the association with DLEAP, he or she will benefit from its research program, staff and a diverse group of affiliated faculty. The ideal candidate would be capable of contributing to DLEAP’s success in employing legal, regulatory, and policy expertise to focus on the social and ethical impact of big data, in particular, in relation to cybersecurity, helping build connections between the Colleges of Law and Engineering, and serving as a complement and resource for other Translational Data Analytics initiatives at Ohio State and to the broader data analytics community. 


A J.D. and a substantive or educational background suitable for this joint appointment with engineering are required. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should contact Professor Cinnamon Carlarne, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at or 614-247-6347.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.