School of Communication, Ohio State University

729 9602
Position ID:OSU-Communication-COMMOPENRANK [#9602, CommOpenRank]
Position Title: Open Rank (Assistant to Full) - Communication
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Communications / Communication Technology, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication
Starting Date:2018/08/01
Appl Deadline:2017/10/15 finished (posted 2017/08/28, finished 2018/02/21, listed until 2018/01/15)
Position Description:    

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Department:     School of Communication

Position:          Communication

Rank:               Open Rank (Assistant to Full Professor)


The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Open Rank (assistant to full) professor position, commencing autumn semester 2018.  Successful candidates will have an emphasis on one, or a combination of, the following areas:  mass communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, or communication technology.  Scholars who have interests that intersect with our growing strength in comparative/cross-national political communication are also encouraged to apply.  The School has a strong reputation for graduate training in communication technology and society; health communication and social influence; mass communication uses and effects; and political communication and public opinion.  We have teaching needs in the history of communication, technology in organizations, decision making and communication, conflict resolution and communication, and other related courses; specific courses to be negotiated, but successful candidates will have interests in teaching some of these courses. 

The School of Communication (  is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical, social-scientific research on communication processes, either basic or applied.   We are regularly ranked among the top communication research and PhD programs in the country. We seek colleagues who will help us continue this tradition and can envision research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students from within the major, and speak to the interests and needs of non-majors. We believe our research and teaching spaces are among the finest in the country.  The School has strong collaborative relationships with many other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and other colleges at OSU.  All of our positions involve research, teaching, and a service component. This position is available pending budget approval.


Candidates must be in communication or a closely related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2018. If the degree requirement is not met, the appointment will be as an instructor for up to one academic year. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in top-tier journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. Faculty members typically teach a variety of courses; complementary research and teaching interests is not essential. 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 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:

The review process will begin October 15, 2017 and we will continue to accept applications until January 15, 2018 or until the position is filled.  Applications received prior to October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration.  Apply to Academic Jobs Online at:  A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three or more letters of recommendation. In lieu of letters of recommendation, applicants currently holding a tenure track or tenured position may submit the names of 3 references who will be contacted only prior to an interview.  Please be aware that we are conducting multiple searches in 2017-2018.  Be certain to select the specific position(s) in which you are interested.  Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Amy Nathanson (  Additional information about the School and the University is available 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:
3016 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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