Ohio State University, Department of African American and African Studies

Position ID:Ohio State University-Department of African American and African Studies-BLKMIGRATION [#22680]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Black Migration
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43209, United States
Subject Area: Black Studies / Black Migration
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/09/07, finished 2024/01/13)
Position Description:   URMs  

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


The Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) and the Department of History at The Ohio State University invite applications for a position in the history of Black migrations. The Department seeks a scholar at the rank of assistant or associate professor whose research expertise examines 20th-century Black Migrations. We encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of approaches to this topic, including approaches that center the perspective of migrant communities and cultures, global history, Black/Africana Studies, African history, North American history, gender and sexuality studies, economic history, or histories of race or religion. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. An ability to integrate community work with African diaspora communities in central Ohio in teaching and research practices is desirable. Qualifications: Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Africana/Black Studies, History, or a related field by August 15, 2023. ABDs welcome to apply. All applicants should have experience or interest in teaching courses in the department’s graduate and undergraduate Africana curriculum and, if appropriate, design new courses.

About the Department of African American and African Studies: Our comprehensive multidisciplinary curriculum includes courses in literature, music, history, psychology, sociology, political science, and community development. AAAS has a Community Extension Center, which serves as our outreach arm into the local Black community in the city of Columbus and is a significant resource for faculty and student research and community engagement. The department is home to the journals Research in African Literatures and Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men. About the Department of History: One of the largest departments within the Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, the History Department offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. As a top-tier department at an eminent public university, it strives to provide comprehensive and challenging understandings of the complexity of the human past to audiences across the state, the nation, and the world at large. The field of African history is well represented among faculty and graduate students. The Department is home to the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Center for Historical Research and the on-line magazine Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.

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/22680. 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 November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Ousman Kobo at kobo.1@osu.edu

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. 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.

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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486 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210