Discovery Theme Initiative Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Positions

Description:

The Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for two tenure track assistant professor positions and an open rank position, to begin effective Autumn Semester 2017. We seek energetic researchers in areas of modern statistical methods, computation, and data analysis with preference for expertise as follows:

For the open-rank position, expertise in statistics and machine learning. An appointment at the associate or full professor level requires a demonstrated record of scholarly leadership. The assistant professor positions span a range of areas. One position is directed toward environmental analytics; the second position is directed toward predictive analytics. In all cases, commitments to both methodological research and scientific collaboration are required. Interests in applications to decision analysis in the presence of uncertainty, complex systems, including physical and biological systems as well as those involving human behavior and well-being are of special interest. Faculty members are expected to be dedicated to the development and delivery of educational programs at all levels. Experience working in interdisciplinary teams and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is a plus.

This position is partially funded by Translational Data Analytics, a focus area of 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: http://discovery.osu.edu

Qualifications:

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a related area, by the start of Autumn Semester 2017, and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and in both methodological and collaborative research. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.osu.edu/. 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.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for all positions should apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7935. All candidates will be considered for all advertised positions, as judged appropriate by the search committee. Therefore, a single application suffices for all. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference, on letterhead, submitted directly to Academic Jobs Online by the writers. For appointment as an assistant professor, transcripts should be included. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Inquiries may be directed to Mario Peruggia at facultysearch@stat.osu.edu.

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).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


Director of the Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Statistical Consulting Service (SCS). The Director may also be appointed as an Associated Faculty Member (non tenure-track) holding a faculty title and rank. The starting date for the Director is flexible. We seek a dynamic individual who is committed to a blend of internal scientific collaboration and external consulting as well as the educational mission of the SCS.

The primary duties of the Director are the following:

  • Manage the scientific collaborations of the SCS with internal and external clients
  • Conduct meetings with new clients to identify the problems to be solved and methods to solve them
  • Set the time schedules and fees for contracted work
  • Supervise SCS staff, which currently consists of a senior statistician, a business manager, and 3-5 senior graduate students
  • Actively engage clients to make the SCS a cost-efficient and revenue generating operation
  • Help design and participate in the educational mission of the SCS
  • Teach statistical consulting courses (optional)

More information about the SCS is available at http://scs.osu.edu. More information about the department is available at http://www.stat.osu.edu/. The full job description is available at http://www.jobsatosu.com:80/postings/67792

For additional information, contact the current Director of the SCS (Chris Holloman, holloman.5@osu.edu), the SCS Business Manager (Barb Wohlever, wohlever.10@osu.edu), or the department chair (Steve MacEachern, maceachern.1@stat.osu.edu).

Qualifications:

The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a related area, when the position commences. Applicants are expected to present evidence of excellence in collaborative research and/or consulting environments. Experience in collaboration and consulting is a plus.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://columbus.org/ and http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for the position should apply on the Ohio State University jobs site listed above. Application materials include cover letter, resume/CV, and names of two references. Additional materials may be solicited during the application process. Applications will remain open through May 22, 2016.

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).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. 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.