The Department of Political Science, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-DEMSTUDY [#7886]
Position Title: American Politics and Director of Democracy Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / American Politics
Starting Date:2017/08/01
Appl Deadline:2016/10/15 finished (posted 2016/09/09, listed until 2017/03/09)
Position Description:    

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

Description: The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will have a sustained record of high quality scholarship in the quantitative study of mass political behavior, institutions, or policy making processes. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the emerging Democracy Studies Program, an interdisciplinary community of faculty from the fields of political science, law, public administration, history, philosophy, communications, and others (see Through high-profile research projects and other collaborative activities, the Program supports thoughtful inquiry into issues relating to the institutions, processes, and norms of a healthy democratic society. The Director will be responsible for leading the Democracy Studies Program and helping to promote its growth. Beyond serving as the Director, the selected candidate will teach courses within the Department of Political Science. This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in political science or a related field. 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 OSU 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: Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement describing experiences and abilities relevant to the Director position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by October 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be made to Professor Kathleen McGraw 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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
2140 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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