Ohio State University, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / Feminist and/or gender studies
Appl Deadline:2022/09/23 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/03, finished 2023/03/25)
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Department: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Position: Indigenous Feminisms Rank: Assistant Professor


Description: The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to start August 15, 2023. The position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies seeks candidates whose research interrogates gendered and sexualized disparities alongside the dispossessions of settler colonialism, the imaginary and creative dimensions of indigenous justice movements, and the potentials of women- and two-spirit or queer-led innovations in preserving embattled minority and colonized food/health/body/eco cultures. We invite interdisciplinary scholars who work in areas such as Feminist Indigenous Environmental Studies; Land and Water Protectors; food justice movements; the cultural and social dimensions of land/water/air, especially relating to gender, race, sexuality, settler colonialism, disability, and nation; or the roles of indigenous women, queer, and two-spirit people in sovereignty struggles or who work to combat land/body insecurity and threats to community and Nation thriving. An ideal candidate will bring a devoted concern for community engagement in humanities and arts research practices relating to environment, community, and tribal justice under conditions of climate and planetary change. This candidate will be able to offer introductory, intermediate, advanced upper division seminars, and graduate seminars in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. We welcome applicants from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines.

This hire in Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is part of a cluster hiring collaboration with the Department of Comparative Studies, the Department of English, the Department of Linguistics, and The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, which will each hire an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies. The Ohio State University occupies the ancestral and contemporary territories of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee peoples. Ohio State was the location of the first meeting of the Society of American Indians (SAI) in 1911, and today the university has an American Indian Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences which offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate Minor. The Office of Student Life supports Native American/Indigenous Initiatives through its Multicultural Center. The WGSS department looks forward to building cross-disciplinary and cross-campus collaborations as well as the formation of equitable community and Tribal partnerships. The Ohio State University campus located in Newark, Ohio, supports the Newark Earthworks Center, an interdisciplinary academic center that develops projects and research about indigenous people, cultures, and tribes that produced monumental earthen architecture in the region. Qualifications: Candidates must have their PhD in hand prior to the position start date of August 15, 2023. Candidates with graduate training in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies, American Indian Studies, and/or Ethnic Studies are preferred. 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 largest 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. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a diversity statement which should articulate your demonstrated commitments in contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement, and contact information for three referees. (Referees will be contacted at a later stage in the application review). The application deadline is September 23, 2022. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mary Thomas at thomas.1672@osu.edu.

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 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 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.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and supporting a diverse faculty and actively seeking applications from under-represented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The Ohio State University
286 University Hall
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210