Position, Environmental History, Ohio State -- Applications from Asia Specialists Encouraged

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Dear Colleagues,

The following ad has been posted to the H-Net Jobs list, however, since it does not specifically mention any region, you may not have noticed it in looking for openings related to Japan, China or other parts of Asia.

I would like to strongly encourage historians with an Asian focus to apply if their work touches on related subjects.

Philip Brown


For full details, see : https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51721

Department:     History
Position:          Environmental History
Rank:              Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Assistant (tenure-eligible) or Associate Professor (tenured) in Environmental History and Sustainability.  Candidates with specializations in any geographic region or chronological era are welcome to apply.  We are especially interested in candidates who explore questions of the sustainability and resilience of human communities, including histories of human consumption, pollution and waste, natural resource use, food and agriculture, water use, energy, urban environmental spaces, soil, forests, environmental (in)justice, and histories of the coevolution of materials, technologies, human behaviors, and environmental impacts. The successful candidate will participate in the History Department’s thematic constellation “Environment, Health, Technology, and Science,” as well as in other thematic, geographical, and chronological communities of historians in the department. 

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu), a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.  The successful candidate will be engaged in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program (https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/sustainable-economy/) with a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars that seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance.  Successful applicants will be expected to participate in collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics. Desired qualifications include a demonstrated interest and ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams including scholars from natural and social sciences, engineering, and humanities.


Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at time of appointment and must demonstrate an actual or potential record of sustained publication commensurate with the expectations at a research university. They must also have a demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students.  Preferred qualifications include program experience, university teaching experience, and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions:


Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6174. Inquiries may be directed to Nick Breyfogle, breyfogle.1@osu.edu.