Ohio State University, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Position ID:OSU-Department of Spanish & Portuguese-AP2 [#22637]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor Bilingualism and Language Disorders
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Spanish / Applied Linguistics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/06, finished 2023/03/27)
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Department: Spanish & Portuguese Position: Bilingualism and Language Disorders Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Description: The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in the area of bilingual language disorders, with a focus on Spanish. Although the position would be 100% within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, it has been developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science with the goal of creating a robust bilingual speech-language pathology (SLP) program. The successful candidate will strengthen the existing collaboration with Speech and Hearing Science and be integral in the development and implementation of the bilingual SLP program. Experience with and research on the relationships between typical and atypical bilingualism and language disorders, either developmental or acquired neurogenic, as well as best practices in bilingual speech-language pathology would be highly valued.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese consists of 20 full-time tenure-track faculty, 26 associated faculty, and 3 professors of teaching. The Department has four main academic programs: Hispanic Linguistics, Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Iberian Studies and Studies of the Portuguese-speaking World, as well as an interdisciplinary specialization in Latino Literatures, Cultures & Languages. In addition to maintaining an active research program, candidates are expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching and service missions by teaching, advising, and mentoring students. Successful applicants will have opportunities to teach courses on bilingualism, bilingual language development and/or bilingual language disorders, as well as basic Hispanic linguistics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition, they will have the opportunity to take a central role in building the bilingual SLP curriculum. The Ohio State University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas. We favor candidates who can promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, sensitivity and respect among our departmental community and the wider communities we serve.

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.


Applicants must have a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistics, Speech and Hearing Science, Communicative Disorders, or a related field. Eligibility for clinical certification and/or eligibility for licensure in Ohio as a speech-language pathologist is preferred. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English are required. ABDs welcome to apply. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals or an emerging publication record. We seek candidates who demonstrate multicultural competence, or the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of cultures and academic backgrounds is preferred. 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/22637. A complete application consists of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and the names of three professional references (to be contacted later in the search process). 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 November 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. John Grinstead at grinstead.11@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 in 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 whom 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. 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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1775 College Road S, Hagerty Hall Room 298E
Columbus, OH 43210