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Data Analytics Faculty Position
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 06:40

Department: Psychology, the Ohio State University
Position:      Quantitative Methods/Data Analytics
Rank:          Assistant to Associate Professor

The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate to contribute to a university-wide initiative in data analytics, commencing autumn semester 2015. In particular, we seek an individual who engages large data sets for purposes of: (1) developing new quantitative methods (multivariate and/or multi-level) or new mathematical and computational theory and modeling techniques, (2) understanding how to integrate research conclusions across studies (meta-analysis) or render them more impactful, and/or (3) addressing various psychological phenomena (e.g., parameters affecting decision making or behavior change, modeling fMRI data, effectiveness of clinical or health interventions, etc.). Candidates with very strong research programs who can also contribute to one or more of our graduate program specializations (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, decision making, developmental, quantitative, or social) are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is targeted for up to Associate Professor level candidates. 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 must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to the employment start date. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction.

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Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before December 1, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Inquiries should be directed to Jay McKirnan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 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.