Ohio State University, School of Communication

729 14533
Position ID:OSU-Communication-OPENRANKDIVERSITY [#14533]
Position Title: Open Rank (Assistant to Full) - Understanding Race, Ethnicity, Gender/Sex and Disparities in Modern Society
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Environmental Communication
Communications / Communication Technology, health communication, Mass Communication, science communication
Appl Deadline:2019/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/10, finished 2020/05/14)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Department:   School of Communication

Position:         Understanding Race, Ethnicity, Gender/Sex and Disparities in Modern Society

Rank:              Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor



The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure track position, commencing autumn semester 2020.  Successful candidates will contribute to undergraduate and graduate courses on communication issues involved in race, gender and ethnicity, and related disparities in modern society.  Candidates at the assistant professor level will have the potential to develop an outstanding program of empirical, quantitative research on race, gender, and/or ethnicity in association with one or more of the School’s foci in communication technology, health, science, and environmental communication, mass communication uses and effects, and political communication. Candidates for a senior, tenured position will have a national reputation for such research, and a record of external research support is preferred.

The successful applicant will be part of the Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative launched by the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University to achieve greater diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and promote research and teaching on topics central to race, ethnicity, gender, sex and disparities in modern society. Our goal is to establish a community across the College of Arts and Sciences that will provide support for diverse faculty members as well as graduate and undergraduate students. 

The School of Communication (http://comm.osu.edu/) is committed to original and substantively important social scientific research, and is regularly ranked among the top communication research programs in the country and the world. We have research labs and teaching facilities to support quality research and teaching.  All of our tenure-track positions involve research, teaching, and a service component.


Candidates must be in communication or a closely related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2020. If the degree requirement is not met, the appointment will be as an instructor for up to one academic year. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. 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 Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the top U.S. cities for quality of life. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14533. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. The cover letter should include a statement describing your record to date of research, teaching, and service activity related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the ways you would hope to contribute to such activities in the future. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Osei Appiah (Appiah.2@osu.edu). Additional information about the School and the University is available at https://comm.osu.edu/.

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. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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, or protected veteran status.

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:
3016 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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