The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University is looking for a Postdoctoral Research within the Department of Human Science!
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the Department of Human Sciences
Our work in the Department of Human Sciences brings together theory and practice to share and improve the community in powerful ways. Our centers and programs develop and execute innovative strategies that improve educational and healthy living opportunities for children, adults and families in cities, states and nations around the world.
The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We’re known for developing Ohio’s best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society, and we are one of the most highly regarded colleges in the United States for research, teaching and community engagement that changes the world.
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct empirical, policy-relevant research investigating two lines of inquiry in the areas of regional economics, health economics, and social policy. The researcher will be responsible for conducting quantitative research investigating the relationship between local economic and demographic factors and drug overdose deaths in the United States. The second line of inquiry seeks to understand the impacts of shale oil and gas development on a broad range of economic and social community outcomes.
This position will be a part of two project teams that afford them access to restricted CDC mortality data, restricted US Census American Community Survey data located at the Kentucky Research Data Center, and detailed proprietary industry employment data. The aim of the project is to publish high quality research in academic journals such as the Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Energy Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Demography, and others.
This role will work within the Human Development and Family Science Department directed by Dr. Michael Betz. This is a Term position with the potential to be renewed for three year(s) based on performance and funding availability. This position will be a part of two project teams that afford them access to restricted CDC mortality data, restricted US Census American Community Survey data located at the Kentucky Research Data Center and detailed proprietary industry employment data.
In the first 60 to 90 days of employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following: -Develop a comprehensive understanding of college and university policies and procedures -Establish pivotal relationships within the college and across the university's research community -Engages in research dissemination in multiple ways A long-term goal of this role is publish high quality research in academic journals.
The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including: -Ph.D. in Economics or Public Policy -Strong quantitative, writing, and programming skills Experience working with aggregate county-level data to examine research questions that inform public policy.
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, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.