Ohio State University, Physics

Position ID:OSU-Physics-RAISE [#22565]
Position Title: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Physics Education Research
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01)
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Department: Physics Position: Physics Education Research, tenure-track faculty Rank: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

Description: The Department of Physics at Ohio State University announces an opening for a tenure-track faculty position in Physics Education Research. The appointment is effective in the Autumn 2023 and the rank is at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Ohio State University has a strong track record of research and funding in a broad range of topics in Physics Education Research, as well as in other areas of discipline-based education research. This position is part of an OSU “RAISE” initiative cluster of three scholars who will be hired in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, with one position in each Department. We envision a candidate interested in developing a world-class program in discipline-based education research and joining other OSU scholars to coordinate efforts at Ohio State to study issues relevant to educational equity across these STEM fields, with a special focus on race and other factors identifying historically marginalized groups.

Through the Race, Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being. Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers.

Qualifications: Candidates with an established research record in physics education research relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education are encouraged to apply. We are seeking candidates who will build an consistent research program and will have a strong commitment to excellence in evidence-based teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department values diversity, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or a closely related field at time of 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.

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 to Academic Jobs Online at:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22565. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. 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. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Andrew Heckler, search committee chair, at heckler.6@osu.edu.

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 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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The Ohio State University
Department of Physics
191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214