Ohio State University, Astronomy

Position ID:OSU-Astronomy-FACULTY [#22296]
Position Title: Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astronomy
Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/08/10)
Position Description:   URMs  

The Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level, effective Autumn Semester 2023. We seek candidates working in theoretical astrophysics, in any subfield.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in astronomy or a closely related field is required. A strong candidate demonstrates the potential to develop a clear research record and a commitment to teaching and service. A key strength of the department is its extraordinarily collaborative and interactive scientific atmosphere. We seek candidates who will contribute to and benefit from that atmosphere. As a campus with a continuously growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. 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: Complete applications will include a (1) cover letter, (2) C.V. and publication list, (3) statement of past, current, and planned research, (4) statement of teaching and mentoring interests, philosophy, and experience, and (5) a diversity statement articulating the applicant’s demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2022 and will continue until the search is concluded.

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate's employer's policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate's appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.

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.

For inquiries, contact Todd Thompson (thompson.1847@osu.edu, 614-292-2022).


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
https://astronomy.osu.edu/
email
614-292-2022
 
The Ohio State University
Department of Astronomy
Attn: Faculty Search Committee
4055 McPherson Lab
140 W 18th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210