The Ohio State University Department of Sociology is actively hiring an assistant professor and a postdoctoral researcher. Information about each position can be found below. Full position details (PDF) and a link to the online application are available under the "Full Position Details & How to Apply" tabs for each position.
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Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the fields of race and ethnicity, gender, and/or sexualities at the assistant professor level, to commence autumn semester 2020. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in relevant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, gender, and/or sexualities, including their intersections and related inequalities in modern society. Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis on one or more of our core areas of departmental strength – work and inequality, population and health, crime and community, or comparative social change. We seek candidates who will maintain active research programs, including actively seeking external funding; contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching; and provide service to the department and the profession. It is expected that this person will also help us build links to programs at the university and to interdisciplinary research centers, such as the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Institute for Population Research, or the Criminal Justice Research Center.
This position is part of a Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative launched by the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University to achieve greater diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and promote research and teaching on topics central to racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation disparities in modern society.
Required Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field by the start of employment, and 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.
To apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.
A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, selected written work, and statements on research, teaching and diversity. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee via email.
The project works in four areas: (i) developing new statistical methods to classify deaths by cause using data from verbal autopsies, (ii) understanding measurement error inherent in verbal autopsy interviews, (iii) contributing to the creation and maintenance of global standards for verbal autopsy, and (iv) developing software to integrate automated cause of death classification methods into civil registration and vital statistics work flows in 10-20 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. While making contributions in all three areas, the Postdoctoral Researcher’s primary responsibility will be developing and improving new statistical methods for the automated classification of deaths by cause using verbal autopsy data. The Postdoctoral Researcher will join a highly active team consisting of statisticians at the University of Washington and Yale University; the OSU-based team; and collaborators at the World Health Organization, the US CDC, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Vital Strategies (a Bloomberg grantee). The project is expected to publish methods development in statistical journals, substantive applications in health and medical journals, and to create and disseminate robust open source software to implement the methods. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to lead work on publications aimed at leading statistical journals, to present that work at statistics conferences, and to create open source software implementing the results.
This is a two-year position. The initial term of appointment is one year, with reappointment to a second year conditional on performance and availability of funds. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Sam Clark.
Required Qualifications: PhD in statistics, computer science, or related field with experience in statistical/computational methods development.
Desired Qualifications: Specific experience with classification algorithms, topic models, graphical models, and related topics; experience with software development and open source tools such as R, Python, Github, Java, C, etc. Interest in population and health research; experience with data management.