Ohio State University, History

Position ID:OSU-History-TT [#22849]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: History
African American Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/09/19, finished 2023/05/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Department of History at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in African American History before 1820. We are open to a broad range of research specializations that center the Black experience. We seek an emerging scholar to strengthen our well-established program, which has a history of vibrant enrollments and excellent graduate placement. The successful candidate will teach existing courses in Early African American history and slavery and will have the opportunity to develop new courses for graduates and undergraduates on the slave trade, the Black Atlantic, and/or other topics of their choosing. We seek a creative teacher and scholar who will help advance the Department’s mission of recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including first-generation students.

The successful hire will join a department with many related areas of strength, including Early America, environment and food, gender and sexuality studies, Native America, race and ethnicity, war and violence, the rise of modern capitalism, and Latin American history. OSU’s many departments and centers, especially Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, Ethnic Studies, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Americas Before 1900 Workshop, and the Department of African and African American Studies, present opportunities for rich collaboration and scholarly community across disciplines. The History department values research and teaching engagement on and beyond the campus community.

The appointment will begin on August 15, 2023. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, but ABDs are encouraged to apply. 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/22849. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and the names and contact information for three scholars prepared to submit a letter of reference when contacted by the committee should your candidacy move forward. The research statement should outline current and future research projects. 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 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Margaret Ellen Newell at newell.20@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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106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210