Department of English, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Department of English-DMS [#8105]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor Digital Media Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Rhetoric and Composition
Starting Date:2017/08/16
Appl Deadline:2016/10/31 finished (posted 2016/09/26, finished 2017/03/11)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of English’s program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications from colleagues specializing in digital media studies for a tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor on our Columbus campus. We seek a colleague who will bring intellectual and collegial energy to a program of long-standing reputation and extensive accomplishment. We are interested in candidates with expertise in digital media theory, material rhetorics, digital media pedagogy, digital literacies, emerging research methodologies, online teaching practices, production-based curricula, and/or digital publishing. Applicants with teaching and research interests in digital activism, the rhetoric of social movements, critical race studies, queer studies, and/or disability studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies program is composed of 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty on four campuses. With 84 tenured and tenure-track faculty, the Ohio State Department of English is large and vigorous. In addition to digital media studies and rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies, faculty specialize in such areas as literature, disability studies, folklore, creative writing, race studies, film, narrative, and sexuality studies.


The ideal applicant will demonstrate an active research record, a national/international profile as a scholar/leader in the field, a strong record of teaching excellence appropriate to rank at a Research Intensive university, and experience in program development. Our new colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in digital media studies, collaborate with faculty in the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate digital-media curricula, and advise and mentor students at all levels. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to play a key role in the annual Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Media Studies, Technical Communication, 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 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. Columbus is a thriving city with numerous opportunities for developing community and industry partnerships. Housing is affordable, and the city’s arts, libraries, zoo, and science center consistently win national recognition and awards. 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 (see 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, sample of scholarship, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted using video-conferencing technology. Inquiries may be directed to Scott DeWitt 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.

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Further Info:
164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue
Columbus,OH 43210

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