Position: Social Geographer
Rank: Assistant Professor
The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for an anticipated tenure track assistant professor beginning autumn 2017. We seek a scholar with the potential to sustain a strong, externally funded research program, advise students and teach courses in social geography with particular focus on urban issues and an emphasis in areas such as social justice, inequality, race, gender, or sexuality. The successful candidate will bring cutting-edge scholarship to the urgent 21st-century issues of urban sustainability, social justice, health, or habitability. The successful candidate may draw on a wide range of methodological approaches and must be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses in human geography. Applicants must have a Ph.D., preferably in geography, although degrees in related fields will be considered.
This hire is part of an initiative to increase faculty diversity and create a faculty cluster at Ohio State. We wish to promote research and teaching on topics prevalent in race, ethnicity, gender/sex and disparities in modern society. The position proposals, as a group, approach these issues from various perspectives, building on the strengths of the units proposing them. We envision the Race, Ethnicity, Gender/Sex and Disparities in Modern Society cluster as a foundation on which we can build with other colleges, expanding areas of interest and research as faculty are added. The new cluster of faculty will be able to build a network with many committed professors already at home in the College of Arts and Sciences within the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of African American and African Studies. Graduate certificates in this area and undergraduate bridge programs are also being developed to support this initiative.
A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. 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.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of about 2.0 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government, as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been ranked as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
A complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and three letters of references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O’Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received prior to November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration.
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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.|