The Department of Political Science, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-RACEGEN [#7871]
Position Title: Race and Gender in Politics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / Race and Ethnic Politics
Starting Date:2017/08/01
Appl Deadline:2016/10/15 finished (posted 2016/09/08, listed until 2017/03/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Description: The department of political science seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position in the study of race and/or gender in politics. We welcome applications from scholars studying comparative politics and international relations, however, we are especially interested in applicants who study race and/or gender as they pertain to politics in the United States. A successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence, and the promise of attracting external funding.

This position is part of a larger initiative at Ohio State to increase faculty diversity and to promote research and teaching on topics central to race, ethnicity, sex, and gender as well as disparities in modern society linked to these categories. The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences intends to hire at least eight new faculty members under this initiative. 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 in the Diversity & 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 of inquiry and undergraduate bridge programs are also being built to support this initiative.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a PhD in political science or expect to have that degree by Autumn 2017. It is possible the successful candidate could have a PhD degree in a cognate field such as sociology or social psychology but a PhD in political science 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.

About Columbus: 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 over 1.5 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 rated 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

Application Instructions: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to October 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Michael Neblo at

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 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:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
614 292-7839
2140 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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