The Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University invites applications in Comparative Politics for one or more positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment will begin in Autumn 2023. We are open as to candidates’ scholarly focus, including such topics as economic and/or political development; regime dynamics; comparative institutions; courts, crime, and insecurity; social welfare and health; political, social, or economic inequalities; the politics of race or ethnicity; and others. Candidates are expected to have strong methodological training. Scholars who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university are welcome. Geographic focus is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas not already covered by faculty in the department.
Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications and provide evidence of accomplishments in teaching and mentorship. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of their appointment. 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. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment towards social equity, diversity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Marcus Kurtz, at [email protected]
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