Ohio State University, Department of Psychology

Position ID:OSU-Psychology-PSRHD [#22899]
Position Title: Psychological Science and Racial and Health Disparities
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology / Psychological Science and Racial and Health Disparities
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: Psychological Science and Racial and Health Disparities Rank: Tenure-track Assistant Professor preceded by two-year fellowship

Description: The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University invites applications for an early-career scholar with a focus on Psychological Science and Racial and Health Disparities. This position is part of The Ohio State University’s Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program.

The Provost’s Tenure-Track Fellow to Faculty Program is a two-year program that assists early career scholars as they transition to the tenure track. Provost Fellows will receive research funding and participate in career development programs to support their transition to assistant professor and their long-term career success. In addition, Provost Fellows will focus time on research for up to two years allowing for an in-depth start on scholarship, with limited teaching requirements (Fellows have the option to teach one course per year if they choose), participate in the activities within the Department of Psychology, and have a designated faculty mentor. Following the fellowship period, which is an instructor rank appointment, Provost Fellows will then transfer to the rank of assistant professor within the Department of Psychology and the tenure clock will begin.

We seek to expand and deepen department expertise in advancing knowledge about the mind, brain, behavior, and health with the goal of understanding and improving the human condition. We will consider applicants in any area of Psychology represented in our department. Research foci of particular interest include but are not limited to: using psychometrics to study and address inequalities, applying social psychological approaches to understanding racial bias and inclusion, investigating the neural correlates of socioeconomic and racial health disparities, identifying the biological pathways by which health disparities are manifest, understanding mental health challenges faced by historically marginalized groups and interventions focused on addressing them, and understanding developmental mechanisms and impacts of racial and health inequity in childhood. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work would create novel research directions and strengthen existing collaborations within our department and across the university.


This appointment will begin August 14, 2023, and the successful applicant must have defended the PhD before the start of employment. The PhD may be in Psychology or a closely related field. ABDs are welcome to apply. All candidates are expected to have a publication record commensurate with career stage and a fundable research program with potential to make significant contributions to knowledge regarding health equity. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Successful candidates will be able to 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. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and contact information for three referees. 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. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan at schoppe-sullivan.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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
OSU Department of Psychology
225 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210