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Assistant Professor – Strategic and Organizational Communication – The Ohio State University

Department:   School of Communication

Position:        Strategic and Organizational Communication

Rank:             Assistant Professor



The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a 9-month full time tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2023. We are seeking a colleague who can help us address undergraduate teaching needs in strategic and/or organization communication. The successful applicant will also conduct research in areas that complement the school’s leadership in the social scientific study of communication. We welcome applicants whose research complements and builds on our areas of strength, which include communication technology and society; health communication and social influence; mass communication uses and effects; and/or political communication and public opinion. We are working to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work, and the colleague we hire should help us advance these efforts in our research, teaching, and engagement.

The School of Communication ( is consistently ranked among the top programs in the field, and our faculty is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical social scientific research on communication processes, basic or applied. A demonstrated record of publications showing productivity and strong journal placement is essential. Experience with external funding is also a plus. We seek colleagues who will help us advance research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students in the major, while also speaking to the interests and needs of non-majors.


Candidate must be trained in communication or a closely aligned field and show promise of developing a national and international reputation doing theory-based empirical research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn a Ph.D. prior to August 2023. If the degree requirement is not met, the appointment will be as an instructor for up to one academic year. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. 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.

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Application Instructions:


Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a diversity statement providing evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching and/or engagement, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair Dr. Matt Grizzard (

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

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.

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