College of Public Health


Systems Modeling in Public Health


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


College of Public Health at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in the field of systems modeling in public health, at the assistant professor level, to commence autumn semester 2016. The successful candidate will engage in critical methodological research for modeling complex system dynamics that can address the complexity that characterizes most persistent public health issues nationally and globally. The research areas will encompass the mathematical and statistical as well as computational theory for building models of global integrative population health systems including disease outcomes, health and risk behaviors, environmental factors, health-related resources and delivery systems, and matters of national and international policy. Additionally, interest in real-time systems monitoring via social media and other technology platforms is particularly welcomed. The candidate will also have opportunity to teach in candidate's areas of expertise at the undergraduate or graduate level. Joint appointments are possible with other disciplines at OSU such as medicine, biology, mathematics, statistics, engineering, and biomedical informatics.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative “Translational Data Analytics” which is assembling a critical mass of scholars who apply data analytics to scientific problems across all disciplines. Therefore, candidates who employ quantitative models and methods and who have experience working with large and/or complex data will receive preference in our deliberations.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree with expertise in in mathematics, statistics, computational biology, systems engineering or a related field, by the start of employment, 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 February 28, 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.