Ohio State University, The Department of Political Science

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-AMPOLINST [#22323]
Position Title: American Political Institutions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Political Science / American Politics, Political Institutions
Appl Deadline:2022/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/12, finished 2023/03/18)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

Department: Political Science

Position: American Political Institutions

Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


The Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University seeks applications in American politics for one or more hires at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise lie in American institutions and who are well-grounded in relevant theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of American institutions. Successful candidates will have advanced skills in quantitative research methods and the ability and willingness to contribute to graduate and undergraduate training in that area. This hire is supported by and may request affiliations with Ohio State University Institutes or Centers, including Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability, Translational Data Analytics Institute, and the Kirwan Institute. There will be opportunities, collaborations, and additional mentoring support available through these institutes and centers.


Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications and provide evidence of accomplishments in teaching and mentorship. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession. The position will begin in the fall of 2023. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of their 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. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to social equity, diversity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Janet Box-Steffensmeier at Box-Steffensmeier.1@osu.edu.

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:

The review of applications will begin on September 15th. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and will be accepted until the positions are filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, job market paper, up to three other papers or chapters, an unofficial graduate transcript, and three professional letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22323. 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.

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 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. https://oaa.osu.edu/faculty-misconduct-reference-check

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:
Department of Political Science
Ohio State University
2140 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210