Sociology, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Sociology-GSRE [#9529]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Sociology / Race/inequality, Gender
Starting Date:2018/08/16
Appl Deadline:2017/09/18 finished (posted 2017/08/15, finished 2018/03/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the fields of gender, sex, race and ethnicity at the assistant professor level, to commence autumn semester 2018. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in relevant theoretical approaches to the study of race and/or gender diversity, their intersectionalities and related inequalities in modern society, with an emphasis on one of our core areas of departmental strength – gender, race, work, and inequality; population and health; crime and community; or comparative social change. The assistant professor will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession. It is expected that this person will help us build links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university.

This position is part of a Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative launched by the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University to achieve greater diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and promote research and teaching on topics central to race, ethnicity, gender, sex and disparities in modern society. The first strategy for this initiative is a cluster hire across the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, where research and teaching on these topics are central.  More information about these, and other open faculty positions in the College of Arts and Sciences, is available online at This position is subject to the availability of funds.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, by the start of employment (start datecanticipated to be no later than August 16, 2018), and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. 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

Application Instructions: 

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected written work, and three signed letters of recommendation (on official letterhead). Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to

This position is subject to the availability of funds.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Sociology
238 Townshend Hall
The Ohio State University
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus OH 43210-1222

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