JOB – Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental History & Sustainability

Assistant (tenure-eligible) or Associate Professor (tenured) in Environmental History and Sustainability
Ohio State University, History Department
Review of Applications begins 20 October, 2015


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.


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.

About Columbus:

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

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. Inquiries may be directed to Nick Breyfogle.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse 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. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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.