History, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-History-ASSTPROF [#10239]
Position Title: Latin American-U.S. Migration History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / Latin America
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/10/19, finished 2018/07/01)
Position Description:    

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

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The Department of History at The Ohio State University seeks to appoint an assistant professor (tenure-eligible) in Latin American-United States Migration History. We welcome candidates who address the political, environmental, cultural, economic, and/or social issues surrounding mobility and migration between the U.S. and Mexico, Central America, or Latin America. While the geographical and chronological scope of the candidate’s research is open, we particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border. Applicants will be expected to use both Spanish and English as research languages and carry out a transnational research agenda. Responsibilities will include: maintaining a rigorous research agenda; teaching courses in U.S. Immigration History, Chicana/o History, and Latina/o History; and engaging in service to the department, university, and community.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes, 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. The successful candidate will participate actively with the interdisciplinary Global Mobility Project at Ohio State and take advantage of the many opportunities for collaboration with other faculty across the university, including those affiliated with the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme’s focus area on Global Mobility and Migration (https://discovery.osu.edu/about/theme-areas/humanities-and-arts/), the Latina/o Studies Program at Ohio State, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of International Affairs, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

The Ohio State University and the Department of History place tremendous value on faculty diversity and, as such, we are eager to receive applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold the PhD in history at the time of appointment (August 16, 2018) and demonstrate an actual or potential record of sustained publication commensurate with the expectations at a research university. They must also have a demonstrated ability or the clear potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience, and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. 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 (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). 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 http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10239. A complete applications consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, two course syllabi (one for a course on US Immigration History, the other of the candidate’s choice), and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to David Steigerwald at steigerwald.2@osu.edu.

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.

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 gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
The Ohio State University
Department of History
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1367

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