Assistant Professor - Nationalism and Citizenship

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a tenure-track position focusing on nationalism and citizenship.  The position is open to scholars in any subfield of political science, although we are especially interested in people who bring a strong theoretical perspective grounded in both normative and analytic reasoning.  We are especially interested in the relationship between nationalism and citizenship as political ideals, and how different understandings of this relationship affect political behavior and outcomes.  Successful candidates may come at this question from a variety of perspectives, including normative political theory, political behavior, and political psychology, or through the study of social movements, political mobilization, or the functioning of political institutions. This position is available pending budget approval.


Applicants must have a PhD or plan to have a PhD in political science by August 2018.  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.

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Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Chris Gelpi 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.