Ohio State University, Center for Human Resource Research

Position ID:OSU-Center for Human Resource Research-PI [#8174]
Position Title: PI of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43221, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Social Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2016/10/03, finished 2017/07/03, listed until 2017/03/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).  This position may be either as a tenured (associate or full) professor within the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) or as a research scientist at CHRR. Candidates should have a strong ongoing record of scholarly research, and should be interested in taking the lead scientific role in shaping the NLSY79. As Principal Investigator (PI) of the NLSY79, the candidate will provide scientific leadership for all aspects of the survey, including questionnaire design and seeking outside funding. Interests in retirement and/or health preferred. Expertise in survey research is desired but not required. The most important qualification for the PI position is willingness to develop and implement a vision for the future of the survey, in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the funding agency, team members at both CHRR and NORC at the University of Chicago, and the user community.

If applying as a faculty member, the successful candidate will be housed in an ASC department in the area of economics, sociology or survey methodology. The individual will be expected to contribute to their department by maintaining a productive research program, teaching and advising PhD students, and providing service to the department and university. The successful candidate's academic tenure home will be in an SBS Department, and the allocation of his or her time and effort between the department and CHRR will be governed by a memorandum of understanding.

If applying as a Research Scientist, the position will be fully funded for the first 3 years.  During this time period the candidate will be expected to pursue additional grant opportunities.


The candidate we seek will have an established, active and ongoing record of scholarship at the highest level. He or she will have an international reputation in research.  A doctoral degree in a relevant social science discipline is required at the time of application. 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. 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:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, a sample of recent publications or working papers and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received prior to October 31, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Cooksey at Cooksey.1@osu.edu.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
921 Chatham Lane
Suite 200
Columbus OH, 43221

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