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Black Geographies

Employer
Polaris Recruitment Communications - Ohio State University/The
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Salary
Unspecified
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description: The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Geographies. The position is open to all ranks. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching engage space/place in relation to issues shaping Black and Afro-diasporic lives locally, nationally, and/or internationally, and in the past, present, or future. We seek to strengthen and diversify our graduate and undergraduate curriculum in social and environmental geography and welcome potential overlap with GIS/spatial analysis and atmospheric/climate science. Area of geographic focus is open.

 

The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach across all levels of our curriculum, including introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to curriculum development. They will find potential collaborators and interlocutors among departmental faculty engaged in research on topics such as race, borders, and migration, carceral geographies, labor, environmental and climate justice, urban geographies, transportation, health, political economy, international development, and digital justice. Depending on the nature of the candidate’s scholarship, they will have opportunities to engage with other university departments and interdisciplinary programs such as the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Humanities Centers Consortium, Translational Data Analytics Institute, and STEAM Factory.

 

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a PhD in Geography or a cognate field by the start of employment. We seek candidates whose research and teaching clearly engage Black geographies. Applicants are expected to have a viable research program and a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience with university teaching, mentoring members of underrepresented groups, and public-facing or community-engaged scholarship is preferred. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies.

 

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is 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 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.

 

Application Instructions: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and a list of three references. The diversity statement should indicate demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and highlight goals for advancing equity and inclusion in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of materials will begin October 15, 2022. We will request letters of reference from those applicants who pass our first round of review, and we will contact you at that time. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Becky Mansfield, search committee chair, at mansfield.32@osu.edu.

 

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. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

 

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 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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