Available Positions - Updated 08/06/2021


Position Details

Subject(s) of focus: Race, Ethnicity, and Health Equity

Rank: Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the fields of race, ethnicity, and health, to commence autumn semester 2022. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in relevant theoretical approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and health, including their intersections and related inequalities in modern society. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching, and providing service to the department and the profession. Scholars who can engage with other programs or interdisciplinary research centers at the university (e.g., Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Institute for Population Research, Criminal Justice Research Center, Center for Ethnic Studies) are of particular interest.


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field by the start of employment, and 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.

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. You must apply via Academic Jobs Online. The job posting is available at this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18983 

Inquiries may be directed to Marliss McGarvey.

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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.