Ohio State University, Center for Human Resource Research

Position ID:OSU-Center for Human Resource Research-DIRCHRR [#18767]
Position Title: Director, Center for Human Resource Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43221, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Social Sciences / Economics, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Social Sciences, Sociology
Sociology / Quantitative Research, Quantitative Social Science, Applied Research Methods, Mixed Methods, Statistics, and Data Analysis
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/06/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Director, Center for Human Resource Research 

Position Overview
The Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Center Director. Since 1965, CHRR has been a leader in survey research and big data administration. As a highly technical organization with a robust security program and a staff of 60 professionals, CHRR is a national leader in survey design, survey programming, data collection, and large project management. The Center is well known for its data security infrastructure and its ability to help researchers integrate all phases of their research program into a coherent whole. CHRR seeks a director who can articulate a vision for the Center’s future and develop a strategic plan to expand the Center’s portfolio of work. 

CHRR’s flagship project is the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS), a vital national resource for the study of labor force behavior and related social and economic factors over the life course. The Center also manages the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA), the State of Ohio’s collection of administrative records for state residents. CHRR recently created the American Population Panel (APP), comprised of over 35,000 volunteer respondents nationwide. The APP team works with researchers at The Ohio State University and across the country who need an available sample to carry out their research. Finally, the staff conduct an array of smaller survey and data archiving projects in social science and related research fields. 

Director’s Responsibilities and Expectations 
The Director is expected to articulate a vision for the Center and develop a strategic plan for expanding CHRR’s portfolio of projects. In addition, the Director will manage CHRR’s relationships with external audiences and with senior administrators on The Ohio State University campus. Additional responsibilities include the following:
  • Manage the Center’s budget and work with senior staff to ensure resources are available and project timelines are met 
  • Meet with external clients and contracting agencies  
  • Establish new relationships with research organizations  
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to a team of staff, and work closely with the IT team to promote technical innovation in survey data collection and ensure state-of-the-art data security
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive environment and support the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in longitudinal research methods and data management
  • Collaborate with college and university leadership to further the mission of CHRR 
The Director will have a full-time appointment at CHRR and, if desired and based on qualifications, a tenure-track or tenured position in the relevant academic department. The Director will work twelve months a year and earn vacation and sick leave. 

The Director must have a PhD in a social science discipline or related field. Candidates for the position must also demonstrate the following experience and competencies: 
  • Familiarity with government and private sector funding agencies and experience writing grant proposals 
  • Knowledge of longitudinal research methods and data management
  • Ability to communicate with IT professionals on data security
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and delegate tasks
  • Experience and interest in building and leading diverse teams

 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/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with differing abilities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Academic Jobs Online. The letter of interest should describe the candidate’s ability to meet the position requirements, drawing on relevant experience as needed. Review of applications will begin on September 10th, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions or nominations may be addressed to Rosella Gardecki (rosella.gardecki@chrr.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
As the nation’s 15th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and the state’s capitol. The city was named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Columbus is home to multiple dynamic arts districts. Read more at https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/.

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