Ohio State University, The Department of Political Science

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-COMPPOL [#22325]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science / Comparative Politics
Appl Deadline:2022/09/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/12, finished 2023/03/18)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Department: Political Science

Position: Comparative Politics

Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


The Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University invites applications in Comparative Politics for one or more positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment will begin in Autumn 2023. We are open as to candidates’ scholarly focus, including such topics as economic and/or political development; regime dynamics; comparative institutions; courts, crime, and insecurity; social welfare and health; political, social, or economic inequalities; the politics of race or ethnicity; and others. Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training. Scholars who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university are welcome. Geographic focus is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas not already covered by faculty in the department.


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. 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 towards social equity, diversity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Marcus Kurtz, at kurtz.61@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/22325. 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.

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