Assistant Professor - The Health of Democracy

The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a tenure-track position affiliated with the university’s new Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability. In keeping with the university’s motto, “Education for Citizenship,” we welcome applications from scholars broadly interested in the health of democracy, especially the conditions for energetic democratic participation and effective governance. Successful candidates may specialize in one or more areas, including political behavior, political communication, political economy, political psychology, political theory, the policymaking process, race and ethnic politics, or others. Further, we are open with respect to subfield, though we are especially interested in applicants who focus on or include the American case. This position is available pending budget approval.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD or plan to have a PhD in political science by autumn 2018.  A successful candidate will have a strong research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence, and the promise of attracting external funding. 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. 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/9663. 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 Mike Neblo at Neblo.1@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 (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.