Health Services Management and Policy, College of Public Health


Policy and Governance


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


We are seeking an individual with leadership skills who desires to build a scientific, educational and service-oriented approach to improve population health, especially among vulnerable and underserved populations. Examples of relevant areas of need are as diverse as the high rates of infant mortality in Ohio, partnering with The Ohio State University Wexner (OSU) Medical Center to promote successful adaptation to payment reform, and to assessing of environmental health risks in low-resource settings. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and leadership in assessment of health outcomes, value of health care delivery, or population health. It is expected that an ideal candidate will have familiarity and experience with data analytics to solve complex problems in a health system or community setting. Desired qualifications include conducting systems-science based health policy research alongside key stakeholders, designing data management solutions for diseases or risk factor management, experience using large databases to profile care processes and health outcomes, and developing and testing technologies with public health applications. The College of Public Health, in partnership with other academic units at OSU, is committed to advancing public health by the collection, coordination, and analysis of large, complex data sets and building predictive models leading to informed health policies. Suitable candidates would be hired at the rank of an associate or full professor. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree with scientific expertise in related disciplines such as public health, economics, systems engineering, business, public policy, mathematics, and statistics, and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. 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

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by April 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Applicants are asked to prepare a single PDF file that contains a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of two (2) recent publications. Finalist candidates will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Send the application file by email to


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.