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Open Tenure Faculty Position

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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Jan 15, 2022

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Tenure faculty (regardless of rank) - persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor who serve on appointments totaling 50% or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure. Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member's tenure initiation unit (TIU) and, as appropriate, regional campus; obligations will include research, service and/or teaching or clinical practice. These faculty will have earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field of study or possession of equivalent experience.

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty in School Psychology, Department of Educational Studies

Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

The Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) open rank tenure-track position in School Psychology. The position will begin in August 2022. The Department of Educational Studies has a commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service that advances the educational environment across a diversity of contexts and peoples. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues in and across the College, University, and other relevant stakeholders. The Ohio State University has world-class array of resources and opportunities for new faculty, including the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Schoenbaum Family Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Nisonger Center, and the Michael Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Qualifications: The position requires the candidate to demonstrate evidence of (Associate or Full Professor) or strong potential to gain (Assistant) a national and/or international scholarly reputation as evidenced in part by development of a strong publication record focused on school psychology. We seek a candidate who has a doctorate in School Psychology and on track to or have obtained a license by the State Board of Psychology. We also seek a candidate who has a commitment to quality teaching, clinical supervision, and advising/mentorship. Evidence of effort toward obtaining internal and external funded research, knowledge of methodological approaches, and potential to build partnerships with national and local constituents will also be viewed as strengths. We also seek a candidate who demonstrates ability to teach and work with persons from minoritized backgrounds and whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to our commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

The candidate must meet the following required qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in the field of school psychology or a related field.
  • A record of or potential for rigorous research and scholarship.
  • Potential to teach graduate courses and provide clinical supervision.
  • Potential or record of seeking and/or obtaining extramural funding.
  • Potential to teach, advise, and mentor M.A., EdS., and Ph.D. students.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be a scholar who has developed, or has the potential to develop, a national and/or international reputation in the field of school psychology. Responsibilities include conducting and publishing research in top-tier journals; securing internal/external funding to support their research; teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses; mentoring MA and Ph.D. students; engaging in curriculum development; providing support for program growth; and providing service to the department, college, university, and academic and practice communities.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application describing your interests and program of research, curriculum vitae, electronic copy of writing sample, a diversity statement and your teaching philosophy to Additionally, please ask three professional references to send letters on your behalf to Dr. Laurice Joseph.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Laurice Joseph, Professor of School Psychology

Search Committee Chair

Department of Educational Studies

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status-defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status-is prohibited.

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY: The School Psychology program offers Ph.D. and EdS degrees ( The program is supported by internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas and strong ties with schools and clinical settings. We have a strong track record of preparing school psychologists, licensed psychologists by the State Board of Psychology, and scholars in school psychology.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES: The Department of Educational Studies is a multi-disciplinary department, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers graduate programs in Special Education, Educational Administration, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselor Education, Workforce Development, Learning Technologies, Educational History & Philosophy, Educational Policy, Higher Education & Student Affairs, and Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Methodology. The department also offers undergraduate licensure programs in Special Education, Business Education, and Family/Consumer Sciences. Our School Psychology program is accredited by APA and NASP, and our Counselor Education program is accredited by CACREP. Our undergraduate programs have CAEP accreditation and our applied behavior analysis program in special education is accredited by ABAI. We also offer accelerated licensure programs for prospective principals and superintendents. More than half of our graduate programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The department also houses the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center (, which provides academic support for thousands of students each year. The overall department structure provides close relationships among all program areas and offers numerous opportunities for faculty members to collaborate on both research and teaching with many areas throughout the entire Ohio State University academic community. For more information please visit

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities. HDFS is ranked No. 6 among HDFS doctoral programs. The Nutrition PhD program is ranked No. 9 among all doctoral programs in Nutrition in the United States according to the last National Research Council rankings. The Kinesiology program is ranked No. 6 among 52 similar programs in the United States according to the 2015 rankings by the National Academy of Kinesiology. For more information, please visit

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Home to Buckeye football, the stadium attracts over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays. Discover more about The Ohio State University at

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation's second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,021,632 in 2015, up about 1.2 percent from 1,997,308 a year earlier. The city's corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it. The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. Explore the city of Columbus through this link.


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. 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, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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