Ohio State University, Statistics

Position ID:OSU-Statistics-OFSARA [#25829]
Position Title: Open Faculty Search
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210-1247, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/09/20, listed until 2024/03/20)
Position Description:    

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Statistics: All Areas of Research

Department of Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences


Position Overview

The Department of Statistics seeks to fill four tenure-track faculty positions at the following ranks: assistant (two positions), assistant or associate (one position), and open rank (one position). Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching and service missions of the department. Candidates with expertise in all research areas of statistics are encouraged to apply. Preferred areas of interest include (i) high-dimensional data; (ii) the foundations of data science; and (iii) complex dependence structures. We interpret each of these areas broadly. High-dimensional data analysis, for example, is motivated by modern, massive data sets that present computational, modeling, and/or statistical challenges.  It is also motivated by data whose dimension is of the same order or exceeds the sample size. The foundations of data science include, for example, algorithmic modeling, large-scale computation, and theory for understanding algorithmic models and their evaluation, as well as related applications. Complex data structures include, as examples, data that are measured in space and time, live in non-standard spaces (functional data, shape data, network data), include individual heterogeneity (random effects), or have unmeasured covariates and unknown relationships (latent variable models). The appointment will be at a level commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Applicants must specify the desired appointment rank in their cover letter.


Education and Experience Requirements

Required: A Ph.D. in Statistics or related field by the start of employment. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s Shared Values (see below).


Desired: We expect a commitment to methodological research and scientific collaboration and to the development and delivery of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at the Associate or Full rank are expected to have established an excellent record of research, mentorship, and service to the profession. 


How to Apply

Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Open-Search---All-Research-Areas---Statistics_R89456-1. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, three letters of reference and a transcript for those who have not yet received a PhD or who received a PhD within the past three years. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries may be directed to Mario Peruggia at peruggia.1@osu.edu.


You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:

  • Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background, why you are interested in this opportunity, and desired rank.
  • Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
  • Attachment 3: Research Statement: Summary of your past research accomplishments, current work/research, and proposal for your future research plan as a faculty member.
  • Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
  • Attachment 5: Transcript (only for applicants who have not yet received a PhD or who received a PhD within the past three years).


Applicants will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of their application materials.


The College

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The College of Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success. 


Department Information

The department values the full spectrum of research, including theoretical and methodological development, computational methods, and applications. A particular strength of the department has been its success in collaborative research with many units across the university. In addition to a variety of degrees in Statistics, the department has strong roles in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biostatistics, the undergraduate major in Data Analytics, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute. The department is strongly committed to maintaining the healthy collegial atmosphere and mentoring programs that are essential to the growth of its faculty, students, and staff. More information about the department is available at https://stat.osu.edu.


The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.


The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.


Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.


The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.  


In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).


Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near 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. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to Ohio State ATI in Wooster. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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Contact: Mario Peruggia
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
Department of Statistics
The Ohio State University
1958 Neil Avenue
Cockins Hall, Room 404
Columbus, OH 43210-1247
Web Page: https://stat.osu.edu/