Ohio State University, Department of African American and African Studies

Position ID:Ohio State University-Department of African American and African Studies-POLIECON [#22682]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43209, United States
Subject Area: Black Studies / Political Economy
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) at The Ohio State University invites applications for a position in Political Economy of Race/Racism. We are looking for a scholar whose research combines quantitative and qualitative approaches to the analysis of racism, with an emphasis on the economics of discrimination in the US, though an interest in comparative economic histories and or analysis of the political economics of racism in other nations is a plus. The finalist is expected to actively contribute to the intellectual life and research profile of the department, including participation in the outreach activities of the Community Extension Center.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in Africana/Black Studies or another relevant discipline such as Economics, Political Science, or Sociology by August 15, 2023. ABDs welcome to apply. Applicants should have interest in teaching classes in the department’s existing graduate and undergraduate Africana curriculum and, if appropriate, design new courses. 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 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 an outreach arm into the local Black community in the city of Columbus and as 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 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/22682. 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 Lupenga Mphade at mphande.1@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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Further Info:
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230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210