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The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Appointment in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme project on Transnational Black Citizenship.

The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in the Department of African American and African Studies and be actively engaged intellectually with the Discovery Theme project. Candidates will be evaluated using the following criteria: 1) academic grounding in social justice research focusing on blackness in a transnational or domestic context in any field; 2) research agenda linking the humanities to fields such as law, public policy, medicine, public health, education, social work, or the social sciences; and 3) experience designing and teaching Africana Studies courses. Candidates must have the PhD conferred by July 1, 2017.

Complete applications will include: a letter of interest detailing research and teaching interests as well as contact information for references; a curriculum vitae; and a scholarly writing sample no longer than 30 pages. Beginning on April 29, 2017, applications should be submitted at: (search “post doctoral researcher”). Inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Simone Drake at Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017.

More can be learned about the Discovery Theme and the Department of African American and African Studies at the following websites:;;

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

OSU 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.