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Associate or Full Professor – Open Area Employment with The Ohio State University

Department: communication school

Position: Open space

Rank: Associate or full professor

The description:

The Ohio State University School of Communication invites applications for a 9-month full-time position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with tenure, beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach courses in areas that promote school leadership in the social science study of communication. We welcome applicants whose research complements and builds on our areas of strength, which include communications technology and society; health communication and social influence; uses and effects of mass communication; and/or political communication and public opinion. Preference will be given to scholars with a proven track record of external funding or who are on track to secure external funding. We strive to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into all facets of our work, and the colleague we hire should help us advance these efforts in our research, teaching and engagement.

The School of Communication ( is consistently ranked among the top programs in the field, and our faculty is committed to making original and substantially significant contributions to empirical social science research on communication process, fundamental or applied. We are looking for colleagues who will help us advance research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students in the major, while meeting the interests and needs of non-majors.


The candidate should be trained in communications or a closely related field and have or be in the process of developing a national and international reputation doing empirical theory-based research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., a demonstrated record of excellent productivity and placement in leading disciplinary or specialist journals in communication and/or related fields, and a strong record of teaching and mentorship. A history of research funding or evidence of the development potential of such funding is preferred. Nomination is contingent on the university verifying 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 fastest growing city in the Midwest and the 14e biggest city. Columbus offers a wide range of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all the Columbus area has to offer is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply for college jobs online at: A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, diversity statement demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching and/or or commitment; names of references will be requested prior to invitation to interviews and are not required at this stage of the process. Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews can be conducted in person or remotely, depending on pandemic conditions and candidate preference. Inquiries can be directed to Research Manager Michael Slater (

The Ohio State University believes in diversity of people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free from violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation and intimidation. Thus, finalists for any tenured professorship must sign a release and disclosure form, which will allow current or previous employers to share information with the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or procedural disciplinary action against a candidate and/or any ongoing investigation related to alleged misconduct. This information should include findings and ongoing investigations regarding harassment, violence or sexual harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; violations of foreign influence, grant abuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of discovery or ongoing investigation regarding a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that can reasonably be expected to affect the appointment of a candidate. a candidate. If the University becomes aware of a past finding of misconduct or ongoing investigations that have not been disclosed, the State of Ohio will treat it as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind a offer or terminate employment.

The Ohio State University is committed to improving academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is an essential part of this commitment. In support of this, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) established the Office of Dual Career and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual career services, relocation consultations and resources, and identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. Although employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support new and potential faculty partners as they consider The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to creating a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next several years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of whom will help grow our role as a leading research university equipped to respond to and interrogate national societal challenges and critical global issues that discourage equality and inclusion. .

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or alumni status. protected fighter.

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