Regulation and Policy

Assistant Professor

John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Focus Area
Sustainable and Resilient Economy


The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University welcomes applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant level in the area of Regulation and Public Policy. We especially encourage applications from scholars who study topics such as regulatory and governance issues surrounding public utilities and other critical infrastructure, smart technology, mobility and transportation, sustainable development, or the role of regulation in achieving a sustainable and resilient economy. We welcome scholars employing a variety of methodological approaches.

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. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy program including faculty from Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Law, and Engineering. The program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed or be nearing completion of all PhD degree requirements. Successful candidates will likely have doctorates in public affairs, public policy, public administration, sociology, political science, economics, geography, law, business or a related field. Highly desirable candidates will have practical experience, university teaching experience, a strong potential for developing a successful research portfolio, and/or demonstrated success in working with diverse populations and a commitment to diversifying the profession.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and actively 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.