Ohio State University, History

Position ID:OSU-History-ASSTPROF [#19662, 19662]
Position Title: Seth Andre Myers Professorship in Global Military History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43214, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: History / Europe and the World before 1600, Gender and Sexuality, Modern Europe, Race and ethnicity, U.S. and the World, U.S. post-1800, United States, 20th Century, US Diplomatic History, World
Appl Deadline:2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/20, finished 2022/05/21)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of History at The Ohio State University invites applications for the Seth Andre Myers Professorship in Global Military History. The Department seeks a scholar at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, whose research expertise extends beyond Europe and North America. We are particularly interested in candidates who consider the impact of conflicts on societies in ways that include, but are not limited to: the circulation and interaction of people and practices, the development and transformation of networks of trade and knowledge, the transformation of material culture, and the propagation of diseases beyond national borders. The department will welcome applications from candidates who examine the intersection of military history, broadly defined, with the department’s established thematic constellations, which include, but are not limited to: Comparative Empires; Race, Ethnicity, and Nation; Environment, Health, Technology, and Science; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality History. This position is open to those studying both pre-modern and modern history. The candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to use sources in relevant languages and provide evidence of excellence in teaching. The candidate would teach history survey courses and thematic courses in military history at the undergraduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate seminars in his/her/their specialty. In addition to teaching, the candidate would be expected to actively contribute to the intellectual life and research profile of a program with a long tradition in military history, as well as to promote the ongoing globalization of the field.


The appointment will begin on August 15, 2022. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. 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: 

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a diversity statement that will articulate demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or outreach and engagement, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) three letters of recommendation. The search committee might subsequently ask applicants to provide copies of research publications and/or materials that document teaching accomplishments.


Candidates are encouraged to submit initial application materials through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19662. Paper materials will also be reviewed if mailed to Professor Bruno Cabanes, Chair, Seth Andre Myers Professorship Search Committee, Department of History, Ohio State University, 261 Dulles Hall, 230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


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. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. 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:
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Further Info:
email address
Professor Bruno Cabanes
Seth Andre Myers Professorship Search Committee Chair
Department of History
The Ohio State University
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210