Ohio State University, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Position ID:OSU-Germanic Languages and Literatures-ASSTPROF [#22356]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43221, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Germanic Languages and Literatures / German
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/16, finished 2023/04/18)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. We seek an innovative scholar and effective teacher whose research engages with twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century German culture. We welcome all qualified applicants and are especially interested in scholars with expertise in migration studies, new media, transnational literatures, gender and sexuality studies, or environmental humanities.


This appointment will begin August 15, 2023, and the successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in German and English and will productively contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants should expect to hold a Ph.D. in German Studies or a related field by the appointment start date. ABDs are welcome to apply. Our department is committed to fostering an inclusive intellectual community and encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in German Studies. We particularly welcome applicants who will contribute to and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service. 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: Apply at Academic Jobs Online. A complete application for initial consideration consists of (1) a cover letter, including a statement of research interests and teaching experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research sample (no more than 30 pages); (4) a diversity statement which articulates the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; and (5) three letters of recommendation. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation only for applicants who are selected for the preliminary interviews, which will take place via Zoom. Review of these materials will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Paul Reitter, search committee chair, at reitter.4@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.

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498 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210