Ohio State University, Dept. of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Nov 18, 2014 Jan 16, 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences at the Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University has been home to award-winning, widely published faculty for over 30 years and one of the first doctoral programs in the field. We currently have 18 core, tenure-track faculty (13 full-time equivalency) and more than 60 affiliated faculty. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor, M.A., Ph.D., and a graduate minor. Our students find a supportive, intellectually challenging community, small class sizes, and close interaction with faculty within a large research university setting that offers extensive resources and opportunities. You can learn more about our department at Dept.

The successful candidate will have administrative experience and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and teaching. Candidates must also share the department's priorities, which include commitments to the field of interdisciplinary women’s, gender and sexuality studies, to national leadership in the field, to diversifying the academy at all levels, and to an interdisciplinary core at all levels of the curriculum.

The Chair is the chief academic, financial and strategic officer for the department. The position will work to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and students at all levels, contribute to the intellectual life of the department as an active member of the faculty, promote the department within the university, and work to secure support outside of the university.

Qualifications: Candidate must be a full professor. An associate professor who is eligible for promotion to full rank at Ohio State upon appointment may also be considered. All applicants are expected to have substantial scholarly visibility in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and a distinguished record of teaching, advising and service, preferably including administrative experience at a research institution. The field of research specialization is open.

About Ohio State: The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, provides a distinctive educational experience for students and a research program of significant strength. Ohio State serves 63,964 students and is ranked 16th among national public research universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Located in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, The Ohio State University is a major educational and economic force through its mission of teaching, research, and service. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 38 departments and 20+ world-class research centers and institutes. Ohio State is recognized nationally for its work life policies, including tenure clock flexibility, dual career services, domestic partner and children and families benefits.

About Columbus: The OSU 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 2 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. Stonewall Columbus’ annual Pride event is one of the largest in the country. Columbus continues to be regarded as one of the top gay and lesbian-friendly cities in the U.S. and has an established queer community that serves as an integral part of our culture.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and three letters of reference online at academicjobsonline.org. (Job ID 4982). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Valarie Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at Williams or 6142924063. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Campus visits will be scheduled during February 2015.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and supporting a diverse faculty and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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