Department: School of Communication
Position: Open Area
Rank: Associate or Full Professor
The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a 9-month full time position at the rank of associate professor or professor, with tenure, to begin August 2023. The successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses in areas that further the school’s leadership in the social scientific study of communication. We welcome applicants whose research complements and builds on our areas of strength, which include communication technology and society; health communication and social influence; mass communication uses and effects; and/or political communication and public opinion. Preference will be given to scholars with a demonstrated track record of external funding or are on a trajectory to securing external funding. We are working to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work, and the colleague we hire should help us advance these efforts in our research, teaching, and engagement.
The School of Communication (http://comm.osu.edu/) is consistently ranked among the top programs in the field, and our faculty is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical social scientific research on communication processes, basic or applied. We seek colleagues who will help us advance research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students in the major, while also speaking to the interests and needs of non-majors.
Candidate must be trained in communication or a closely aligned field and have or be developing a national and international reputation doing theory-based empirical research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., a demonstrated record of excellent productivity and placement in the major disciplinary or specialty journals in Communication and/or allied fields, and a solid record of teaching and mentorship. A research funding track record or evidence of potential to develop such funding 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.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22251. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a diversity statement providing evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching and/or engagement; names of references will be requested prior to invitation for interviews and are not required at this point in the process. Review of applications will begin on October 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews may be conducted either in person or remotely, depending on pandemic conditions and the applicant’s preference. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair Michael Slater (Slater.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate's employer's policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate's appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.
The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.
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. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion.
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.