Ohio State University, Geography

Position ID:OSU-Geography-AP [#22054]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43212, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geography / GIS
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/07/08, finished 2023/03/18, listed until 2022/09/15)
Position Description:    

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


This position is one of three faculty appointments in the Climate, Race and Place cluster hire to advance climate justice at The Ohio State University (OSU), and is part of a broader Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative focused on narrowing a range of disparities. This Assistant Professor position is available with the option to be hired into the Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program with an appointment to a mentored position as an instructor in the tenure track for up to two-years before transitioning to the Assistant Professor position.

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2023. We seek a GIScience scholar whose research addresses the racial disparities and social inequities of climate impacts and helps shape adaptations sensitive to these disparities and inequities. Our undergraduate GIS program has nearly 100 majors and has grown significantly in recent years; we are planning to launch a Master of Geographic Information Science and Technology (MGIST) program in 2023. The position will support our GIS program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have research interests in GIScience and environmental justice, complementary to our departmental expertise in urban applications of GIS, spatial data science, climate change, human-environment dynamics, and critical human geography. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on critical GIScience and geospatial analytics, who creatively engage technology to examine the social justice dimensions of climate and environmental change. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external funding and have demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, and to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in GIS, critical GIS, and digital geographies that are commensurate with their research interests.


A PhD in Geography or closely related field is required. Preferred qualifications include prior experience in seeking external funding and experience working in interdisciplinary research teams. Likewise, prior university teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is highly desirable. We are committed to providing mentorship to develop proficiencies in graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. 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.

Application Instructions:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and a list of three references. In the diversity statement, please address commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that highlights goals for advancing equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or outreach and engagement.

This job posting is part of Ohio State’s Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, through which Ohio State is enhancing its world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being. Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

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:
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Department of Geography
Rm 1036 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
columbus OH 43210