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Two faculty positions available

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) beginning in Autumn 2021. The dean has charged the search committee with identifying exceptional candidates who contribute to the diversity of the faculty and research conducted at the college. Substantive expertise in mental health practice, poverty and inequality, race and racism, or domestic violence is desirable, but exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered. Community-engaged research is also valued. Because we would like to continue to build the college’s capacity in research methods, the committee will also consider candidates’ unique expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and technology-based data collection and analysis methods. We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring students, particularly diverse student populations and first-generation college students. The college provides innovative teaching options at the BSSW, MSW, and PhD levels, including traditional, online, and hybrid methods.

Successful junior candidates will have a well-defined research agenda, evidence of high-quality scholarship, and a desire to benefit from the many supports and mentorship provided by the college to new faculty. Successful senior faculty candidates will have a track record of scholarly productivity and externally-funded research, as well as evidence of their capacity to become leaders in the development of a shared vision of research, service, and instructional excellence at the college. Successful senior candidates will also be expected to serve as mentors to junior faculty and doctoral students.

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 and productive culture.



The Ohio State University is located in Columbus—Ohio’s vibrant and inclusive state capital. Ohio State continues to rank among the nation’s top 20 public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges rankings, with the College of Social Work ranked 6th among social work programs at public universities. A diverse metropolitan region, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 14th largest city in the nation. Successful candidates will join our 31 tenure-track faculty members and engage with our student body of over 1,300 BSSW and MSW students and 35 PhD level students.


How To Apply

A review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those applicants who apply by October 31, 2020. Initial screening interviews are expected to take place on a rolling basis as applications are received. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all screening interviews and “campus visits” will be conducted remotely.

Submit application materials via email to that includes: (1) a letter of application that addresses your research interests/trajectory, courses taught (include level), and your approach to recruiting, supporting, and teaching a diverse student population; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one publication sample; and (4) three reference letters. All materials and questions should be directed to:

Dr. Natasha K. Bowen
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
The Ohio State University College of Social Work
1947 College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

The College of Social Work at The Ohio State University is proud to be a part of a university that embraces diversity, and we encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or veteran status. EEO/AA Employer.