Ohio State University, School of Communication

729 15713
Position ID:OSU-Communication-UXCOMMTECH [#15713]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - User Experience and Communication Technologies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Human Computer Interaction
Social Media
Communications / Communication Technology
Appl Deadline:2020/01/15help popup finished (2019/12/11, finished 2020/05/04)
Position Description:    

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

Department:   School of Communication

Position:        User Experience and Communication Technologies

Rank:              Assistant Professor


The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applicants for an assistant professor position to teach in the area of user experience (UX) and related topics, including human-computer interaction, usability testing and evaluation, video games, social media, and mobile communication. Candidates with professional experience related to UX (e.g., through relevant employment or positions involved with design, development, and/or user testing) are strongly encouraged to apply. Ability to teach courses related to video games and/or social media strongly preferred. Experience with teaching online courses, or the willingness to do so, is a plus.

The School of Communication (http://comm.osu.edu/) is consistently ranked among the top programs in the field, and our faculty is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical, social scientific research on communication processes, basic or applied. A demonstrated record of publications showing productivity and  journal placement promising success in one of the most research productive Communication programs in the world is essential. We seek colleagues who will help us continue this tradition and can envision research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students within the major as well as speak to the interests and needs of non-majors.


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. 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/15713. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jesse Fox at fox.775@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.

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

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