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Stillman Hall, located on Ohio State's campus

If you value diversity and inclusion, we encourage you to apply.

The Ohio State University and the College of Social Work recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are the foundations of excellence.

Because diversity and social justice are central to the mission of the College of Social Work, we encourage applicants whose backgrounds, experiences, knowledge and talents contribute to an inclusive culture. The college is committed to supporting an environment where faculty, staff and students can consciously maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Ohio State uses Workday, an online HR applicant tracking system. If you have questions about Workday, you can access common questions answered by Ohio State HR.

Tenure-track faculty positions

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) beginning in Autumn 2023.

Clinical-track faculty positions

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for four clinical-track faculty positions (open rank) beginning in July 2023. Substantive expertise and experience in content areas such as substance use disorders (SUDs), general clinical (therapy) experience, child services settings, community and social justice, technology and practice, and research methods is desirable, but exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered. Positions are 12-month appointments.

Open rank Tenure-Track Faculty—Environmental justice using community‑engaged GIS and geospatial methods

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position (open rank) focusing on environmental justice using community-engaged GIS and geospatial methods beginning in Autumn 2023. We seek a community-engaged environmental researcher with the ability to use geospatial analytic techniques who will complement the work of the college’s distinguished food justice and environmental justice scholars.

The Ohio State Campus

One of America’s largest and most comprehensive, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It’s where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born. It’s also home to the 11th-ranked social work program in the country!

Discover Ohio State! Take a virtual tour of campus.

Stillman Hall

With its blend of rich history and modern technology, Stillman Hall is the ideal home for the College of Social Work. The building, centrally located on campus, sits within steps of a university bus stop and convenient parking garage. The building is also home to some of the most supportive people on campus – the community that is the College of Social Work.

Commitment to Diversity

The College of Social Work continues to make intentional efforts to: (1) recruit and retain diverse students, faculty and staff; (2) expand scholarship across multiple diverse areas; (3) create an inclusive curriculum, and (4) engage collaboratively with local and global communities.

Diversity snapshot

  • 45 percent of its tenure-track professors are people of color
  • 29 percent of the college’s incoming MSW class are students of color
  • 40 percent of its Columbus campus BSSW students identify as first generation
  • 35 percent of its BSSW students are underrepresented minorities.


The college is known for its strong advocacy work for the most vulnerable among us. From voter registration drives and community engagement conferences, to an annual D.C. Immersion Advocacy student program, and on-staff advocacy director, the college helps students, faculty, staff and alumni navigate the political and policy worlds through workshops, trainings, collaborations and outreach opportunities.

Columbus, Ohio

There’s an energy and excitement that hits you when you arrive and live here! Here’s why:

Fast Facts

  • The state capital and largest city in Ohio
  • 14th largest city in the country
  • Fourth fastest-growing big city in the country
  • An arts powerhouse with more than $3 billion in annual receipts and 25,000 jobs


  • First for wage growth and first for job growth among the Midwest’s largest metros
  • Top 5 U.S. city for work-life balanceNot to brag, but the list keeps going.

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Columbus Ohio
Vibrant street scene of Columbus, Ohio

Vibrant arts and culture

The Columbus region has earned a national reputation for its energetic blend of arts and culture. We have the #1 zoo#1 science center#1 public library, and even the #1 ice cream.

We’re proud of our independent artists and professional troupes here, too. Count on our acclaimed museums to challenge your perspectives, and our exceptional, culturally diverse food scene to introduce you to your new favorite cuisine. You also can check out one of our many local shopping “hops” to experience local merchants, food and entertainment at its best.

Life in central Ohio

Whether you are single, have children, love city life or prefer the suburbs, we’ve got the places and activities for you!

Experience Columbus

  • Explore the city from things to do, places to eat, neighborhoods
  • See the sights that make Columbus so vibrant
  • Learn about Columbus Neighborhoods through the award-winning WOSU series
  • Find travel destinations across the Buckeye State
  • Be inspired by diversity across our community

Columbus Neighborhoods

Looking to live in a tight-knit neighborhood, family-friendly suburb or vibrant community packed with arts and events? Columbus is surrounded by a wide range of terrific options.

  • Downtown/Franklinton
  • Linden
  • Short North
  • German Village/Brewery District
  • Arena District • Campus/Clintonville
  • Easton
  • Near East Side

Discover our neighborhoods!