Race, Science, and Technology

Ohio State University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021


The Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Race, Science, and Technology at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a dynamic, innovative scholar whose research and teaching engage the intersections of race, science, and technology. In keeping with the department’s commitment to interdisciplinarity, we are especially interested in scholars who incorporate approaches and theoretical insights from multiple fields of study, including critical race theory, public health, disability studies, data justice, history and philosophy of science and medicine, or others. Area of geographic focus is open as are specific topics of research. Experience in and/or commitment to public-facing or community engaged scholarship is preferred. The department greatly values diversity and inclusive pedagogy.

This position will play a critical role in shaping OSU’s interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program in Science and Technology Studies (STS). STS is the fastest growing area in Comparative Studies. The successful applicant will have opportunities to teach across all levels of our curriculum, including introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to curriculum development. They will find mentors and conversation partners among faculty both within and outside the department engaged in research on topics such as race, the body, religion, science, data, technology, health, and medicine. Depending on the nature of the candidate’s scholarship, they will have opportunities to collaborate with other programs within the College of Arts & Sciences and across the university, including the Wexner Medical Center, the STEAM Factory, the College of Engineering, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, in areas such as medical humanities, environmental humanities, and digital humanities.

Posted: September 21, 2021