Ohio State University, The Department of Political Science

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-APCP [#25435]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science / Comparative Politics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/24, finished 2024/01/11)
Position Description:    

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

Department:             Political Science

Position:                    Comparative Politics

Rank:                         Assistant Professor


Description: The Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University invites applications in Comparative Politics for one position at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin in autumn 2024.  We are open as to candidates’ scholarly focus, including such topics as economic and/or political development; regime dynamics; comparative institutions; courts, crime, and insecurity; social welfare and health; political, social, or economic inequalities; the politics of race or ethnicity; and others. Candidates are expected to have methodological training appropriate to their research interests. Scholars who can work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team are of particular interest, as are those who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university. Geographic focus is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas not already covered by faculty in the department.



Candidates should have a PhD in Political Science or related appropriate discipline, or expect to complete the degree by August of 2024. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications and/or working papers, and provide evidence of accomplishments in teaching. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the department, university, and the profession.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of their appointment.  Inquiries may be directed to Professor Marcus Kurtz, at kurtz.61@osu.edu. 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_R87426-1. A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, an unofficial transcript, one or more writing samples, and three letters of reference. 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).


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:

  • Attachment 1: Cover Letter
  • Attachment 2: Curriculum Vitae and unofficial transcript in a single file
  • Attachment 3: Teaching Statement and Research Statement in a single file
  • Attachment 4: Two or more writing samples in a single file
  • Attachment 5 (optional): Values Statement: Description of efforts that reflect Ohio State’s Shared Values.


You will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of your application materials.


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 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Marcus Kurtz at kurtz.61@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: Marcus Kurtz, 614-292-4476
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
2140 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Web Page: https://polisci.osu.edu/