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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

Position Overview
The Department of Economics at The Ohio State University seeks to hire an assistant professor or an associate professor studying race, economic opportunity, and leadership. Topics might include employment opportunities, networks and careers, consumption and investment, household finance, human capital development, household structure and stability, and retirement and aging, among others. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field and to present evidence of a commitment to teaching, research, and policy influence commensurate with rank.
This position is a part of an Ohio State University Race, Inclusion and Social Equality (RAISE) initiative ( and an interdisciplinary hiring cluster of three tenured / tenure-track faculty in the area of Race, Economic Equity, and Financial Inclusion Across the Life Course. Participating academic units include the Departments of Economics and Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Building on established interdisciplinary collaborations and unique administrative data infrastructure at Ohio State in the study of economic disparities across the life course, the cluster hires will accelerate progress in documenting, understanding, and addressing entrenched racial disparities in financial resources and economic opportunity. OSU’s many departments and centers, especially the Institute for Population Research, the Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR), the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Center for Ethnic Studies present opportunities for rich collaboration and scholarly community across disciplines. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, actively seeking external funding, demonstrating a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession. Learn more about the RAISE initiative from the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Education and Experience Requirements
Required: Candidates must have completed a PhD in Economics or a related field before employment begins in August 2024, and have a research, teaching, and service record commensurate with rank.
Desired: Candidates should demonstrate attentiveness to building a diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s shared values (see below).

How to Apply
Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kurt Lavetti at

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

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. 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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