Ohio State University, Geography

Position ID:OSU-Geography-APTG [#25367]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43212, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Transportation Systems / Electric Transportation, Smart Transportation & Logistics, Transportation Systems
Urban Studies / Transportation Systems
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/17, finished 2024/05/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Department: Geography 
Position:        Transportation Geography 
Rank:             Assistant Professor



The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of transportation geography. We are primarily interested in applicants whose research and teaching are focused on transportation geography in an aviation context. The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in human and/or freight mobility at regional, continental, and/or global scales. This can encompass such areas as economic geography, the geopolitics of mobility, transportation systems and development, system resilience, weather and meteorology, climate change and climate-related hazards, as well as environmental, social, and economic sustainability.


In addition to a focus on research, we seek a new colleague who can teach in our rapidly growing Air Transportation B.A. program. We welcome applications from scholars who have a proven commitment to teaching and mentoring, and who can advance our undergraduate Air Transportation major by innovating new courses on such topics as aviation geographies, logistics and freight transportation, transportation infrastructure, travel behavior, transportation-related geopolitics, air/ground/maritime transport, sustainable transportation, geographies of commerce, transportation modeling, and mobility studies. 


Please visit our website at https://geography.osu.edu/undergrad/majors/air-tran to learn more about our Air Transportation major.



The successful applicant must have a PhD in Geography or a cognate field by the start of employment. We seek candidates whose research and teaching clearly engage transportation issues from an aviation studies standpoint. Applicants are expected to have a viable research program and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and building a culturally diverse intellectual community. Experience with university teaching, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, and public-facing or community-engaged scholarship is preferred. 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.


Application Instructions:

Apply to The Ohio State University Careers website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Assistant-Professor_R86656-1. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate research and teaching statements.  We also invite candidates to consider providing an optional statement that reflects upon their experiences and endeavors related to OSU’s Shared Values (see below). Letters of reference will be requested for select candidates after our initial screening process has been completed.


How to Apply:

You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to five documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:


·        You will be asked for names and contact information for three reference letters at a later date.  


The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression. We define diversity broadly and value multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to demographic, religion, country of origin, perspective, ability status, and background. 


Ohio State prides itself on welcoming a wide range of viewpoints and providing opportunities for all to deepen and develop their intellectual curiosities. As a land-grant university, we recognize and understand that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body in which all may engage in open dialogue, be exposed to new ideas and perspectives, belong, and feel valued and included is essential to our efforts in meeting our mission of academic excellence and public service. 


Please share your own demonstrated efforts in your research, teaching, and/or outreach and engagement that reflect Ohio State’s Shared Values and that might further advance our mission and institutional excellence.


Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Harvey Miller, at miller.81@osu.edu.


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.




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 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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Contact: Dr. Harvey Miller
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
Department of Geography
Rm 1036 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
columbus OH 43210
Web Page: https://geography.osu.edu/