Ohio State University, Department of Psychology

Position ID:OSU-Psychology-DIVSCI [#22896]
Position Title: Diversity Science
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Diversity Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/09/22, finished 2023/06/23, listed until 2023/03/22)
Position Description:    

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

Department: Psychology Position: Diversity Science Rank: Open Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

Description: The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor or Professor faculty position in diversity science. We welcome applications from scholars who address topics relevant to diversity and health equity in their research and teaching/training, including but not limited to prejudice, implicit bias, neural processes underlying biased perceptual processing, sampling bias, measurement bias, measurement development, physical and mental health disparities, and treatment bias in medical and mental health. As such, the scholar could be hired into any one of our department training/research areas including social, developmental, quantitative, clinical, cognitive, or behavioral neuroscience and could affiliate with a cross-cutting initiative in the department such as cognitive neuroscience or decision psychology. The scholar would extend our department work in diversity by providing research and training opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students. We seek a scholar with good prospects of external support. We seek applications from faculty at all ranks and encourage applications from ABDs, postdocs, and those with established scholarly records.

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.


Candidates must have earned a PhD in psychology or a related field prior to the start date (August 14, 2023). ABDs are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have a publication record commensurate with career stage and a fundable research program and should also demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Successful candidates should also articulate their potential contributions to the department’s commitments to inclusive excellence through their research, teaching and/or outreach and engagement. We encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in the sciences. 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/22896. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and contact information for three references. 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, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Steven Spencer at spencer.670@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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
OSU Department of Psychology
225 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210