Associate or Full Professor - Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies

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The Mershon Center for International Security Studies invites applications for the endowed position of the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies. The Mershon Center understands international security from a wide range of perspectives, approaches, and substantive foci. Consequently, successful applicants may come from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, communications, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, public affairs/administration, public policy, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines that engage international security broadly conceived. The successful candidate will make an active contribution to our interdisciplinary program of research and public outreach on national and international security issues. The Chair will be appointed jointly in the Center and as a tenured associate or full professor in another academic unit, and will have a significant reduction in teaching duties in order to support their research program.

The mission of the Mershon Center is to advance the understanding of national security in a global context. The center supports and encourages interdisciplinary research and intellectual exchange across The Ohio State University and in collaboration with other institutions around the world. Over the past two years the center has supported faculty and students from more than a dozen different academic disciplines.


A PhD is required for the position. Compelling candidates for the Chair will be rising or established scholars with widespread recognition and a distinguished record of publication and teaching related to issues of international security.

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 1.8 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

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Academic Jobs Online at Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the Mershon Center, please visit: Questions or nominations may be addressed to Mershon Center Director Christopher Gelpi at [email protected]

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/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with differing abilities are especially encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/27/2019
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