The Department of African American Studies, within the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, seeks a Post Doctoral Researcher to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community. The Department of African American and African Studies is an interdisciplinary, tenure-granting department in the College of Arts & Sciences with fourteen faculty and affiliated faculty in departments across the university. The department offers a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. Further information is available at: Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

We invite applications for a Post Doctoral Researcher whose work is situated within both the humanities and medical science. This position is a partnership with the OSU Wexner Medical Center Department of Biomedical Sciences and Anatomy; faculty in both units will provide mentorship for the researcher. The topical focus is open, but research must be interdisciplinary, focusing on the social, historical, or cultural dimensions of medicine for African Americans. The Post Doctoral Researcher will identify and select problems to be studied, prepare research results for publication, and prepare seminars, talks or lectures for results to internal and external parties. In addition to research, the Post Doctoral Researcher will also teach two existing courses within African American Studies. A Ph.D. in African American Studies or another relevant field in the humanities or humanistic social science must be received by August 2018. Teaching experience is required.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae; a 2-3 page letter of interest describing research trajectory, community engagement history, and teaching philosophy; a 20-25 page writing sample; two sample syllabi; and names of three references. Submit applications at: Inquiries may be directed to Simone Drake at:

Shortlisted candidates will be asked for three letters of reference. Skype interviews will be conducted for finalists.

This is a 12-month appointment which may be renewed for up to two years for the period beginningAugust 15, 2018 and ending on August 14, 2020.

This Post Doctoral Researcher position is made possible by Ohio State’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.

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