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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Posted: 10/12/2018 (Employment)

The Ohio State University at Newark announces a tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor. Sociology faculty at Ohio State Newark teach in a multi-disciplinary small-college environment and are members of Ohio State’s Department of Sociology. The position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. This position maps onto the Im/mobility Focus Area. Initiatives in Im/Mobility engage the multifaceted aspects of migration and movement that people experience from transnational and local movements to the spatial and social isolation of communities and individuals stemming from social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic factors. Initiatives also address past and present experiences of forced removal, (re)settlement and displacement of Indigenous peoples.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field. We seek candidates who study ethnicity, race, indigenous populations, and/or migration, particularly from Africa and/or southeast Asia to the U.S. The successful candidate must be committed to working in collaborative multidisciplinary research groups, pursuing an externally funded research program, and teaching undergraduate students.


Negotiable – Commensurate with credentials and experience (comprehensive benefits package included)

Application Procedures:

To assure consideration, submit an online application at, and attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter.  Evaluation of materials will begin in November,2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Ohio State Newark is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.  We are responsible to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  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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Deadline: 10/31/2018

Location: The Ohio State University