Assistant/Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Public Affairs

The Ohio State University
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Public Affairs

John Glenn | Office of the Dean

Job Description
The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure track assistant/associate professor position in public affairs. We are particularly interested in scholars studying how the observed racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system might be reduced through legal reform, structural and organizational change, innovative community initiatives, and more inclusive and equitable public policy. We seek candidates whose research is well grounded in relevant theoretical perspectives of the study of race and ethnicity, criminal justice, and public administration and policy. We welcome applicants who employ a variety of methodological approaches including but not limited to the analysis of large-N data, ethnography, experiments, and interpretive and critical research methods.

This position is part of the university's Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity (RAISE) Initiative to enhance our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity through recruitment of faculty whose research can help narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental injustice, and economic well-being. This position will be part of a cluster hire of four faculty members focused on advancing racial and criminal justice through collaborative science. The positions will be in the following units: Political Science, Sociology, Moritz College of Law, and John Glenn College of Public Affairs. The cluster hire is supported by the university's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability, Translational Data Analytics Institute, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, and the Criminal Justice Research Center.

Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, pursuing external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and providing service to the university and the profession. Scholars who can work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team are of particular interest, as are those who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university.

Additional Information
The position will begin in the fall of 2023. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of their appointment. Successful candidates will likely have doctorates in relevant fields such as public administration, public policy, criminal justice, sociology, or political science, and a demonstrated commitment toward social equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Questions regarding the position may be sent to the search committee chair, Russell Hassan, at

Application Instructions
The review of applications will begin on October 1. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application that addresses your ability to contribute toward Glenn College's research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, a curriculum vitae, a sample research manuscript, and three professional letters of reference through Ohio State University's job application portal.

About the Glenn College and OSU
The Glenn College is currently ranked 7th in Public Administration and Policy in the Shanghai Rankings of the World Universities. The U.S. News World Reports ranks our M.P.A. program 20th overall, 8thth in the Public Management and Leadership specialty, and 19th in the Public Policy Analysis specialty in the nation. The college has vibrant research and learning environment and curricular offerings include the NASPAA-accredited M.P.A., In-Career M.A. in Public Policy and Management, a newly established online Master of Public Administration and Leadership program, Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, B.A. in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy, a B.S. in Public Policy Analysis, and a variety of undergraduate and graduate minors. The college offers several dual master's degrees with other colleges and departments in the university. The college also offers a wide array of non-degree certificates and training programs including the Public Safety Leadership Academy for mid-career law enforcement officers. For more information about Glenn College and its faculty members and degree programs, please visit our website:

The Ohio State University is the flagship public university of Ohio. Its main campus is in the state's capital, Columbus, providing direct access to public sector organizations and practitioners from all levels of government, as well as a large and vibrant nonprofit and philanthropic community. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and has a diverse population and economy and offers many cultural and recreational amenities. Columbus was recently rated by Forbes as the #1 opportunity city in the country and #7 in the best cities for young professionals. Money Magazine rated it #3 for best cities for millennials.

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 gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The university is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse work environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies and practices.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Criminal Justice - Associate Professor, Location: Washington, DC - 20037

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