Geography at Ohio State seeking a TT Assistant Professor of social geography

The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for an anticipated tenure track assistant  professor beginning autumn 2017. We seek a scholar with the potential to sustain a strong, externally funded research  program, advise students and teach courses in social geography with particular focus on urban issues and an emphasis in  areas such as social justice, inequality, race, gender, or sexuality. The successful candidate will bring cutting-edge scholarship  to the urgent 21st-century issues of urban sustainability, social justice, health, or habitability. The successful candidate may  draw on a wide range of methodological approaches and must be able to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate level  courses in human geography. Applicants must have a Ph.D., preferably in geography, although degrees in related fields will  be considered.

This hire is part of an initiative to increase faculty diversity and create a faculty cluster at Ohio State. We wish to promote  research and teaching on topics prevalent in race, ethnicity, gender/sex and disparities in modern society. The position  proposals, as a group, approach these issues from various perspectives, building on the strengths of the units proposing  them. We envision the Race, Ethnicity, Gender/Sex and Disparities in Modern Society cluster as a foundation on which we  can build with other colleges, expanding areas of interest and research as faculty are added. The new cluster of faculty will be  able to build a network with many committed professors already at home in the College of Arts and Sciences within the  Diversity and Identity Studies Collective, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Department of  African American and African Studies. Graduate certificates in this area and undergraduate bridge programs are also being  developed to support this initiative.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. 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 about 2.0 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 ranked 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:  Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover  letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and  three letters of references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O’Kelly at Applications received prior to  November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration.


About nicholasjoncrane

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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