The Ohio State University — Assistant Professor of English

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our professions. Our aim is to recruit, support, and retain a scholar that will be an Assistant Professor and the Area Coordinator for the English/Writing Program at Ohio State ATI.  The tenure-track Assistant Professor will teach entry-level and, possibly, second-year writing courses, oversee English placement testing, and promote writing across the curriculum. As English Area Coordinator, this person will collaborate with the Department of English within the university at large to ensure consistency of instruction and curriculum. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for curriculum development, assessment, and syllabi development as well as coordinate the English curriculum and course delivery with associated faculty within the program area at Ohio State ATI. The individual will also assist the division chair with selecting associated faculty, evaluating associated faculty, and scheduling classes. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with diverse life experiences and whose scholarship is thematically focused and validated by peers.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or greater in English or a related discipline
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a willingness and ability to work closely with diverse groups of academic (e.g., students, staff, faculty) audiences
  • Interest in and/or experience with teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising diverse underserved students, including women, students of color, first generation, and non-traditional students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching, recruiting, mentoring, and advising diverse underserved students, including women, students of color, first generation, and non-traditional students
  • Demonstrated ability in curriculum coordination and assessment
  • Demonstrated leadership of peers in an academic setting
  • Evidence of experience with practical writing relevant to ATI majors (e.g., business plans, grants, factsheets, university extension bulletins, technical writing, scientific reports, trade magazine articles, press releases, ad copy, etc.)
  • Scholarship validated by peers

Application instructions:
Please send 1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications, areas of expertise, career goals, and alignment with preferred qualifications where applicable; 2) a current CV; 3) statement of research or scholarship interests (max two pages); 4) statement of teaching philosophy (max two pages); and 5) a statement of efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, justice and/or equity in academic setting (max two pages). This last statement should include a) a description of your understanding of these topics, and b) your record of activities to date or thoughts on how you would advance these efforts if hired. Application materials should be uploaded via Workday at Initial consideration will be given to applications received by November 21, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. We welcome informal inquiries, which can be made by contacting Search Committee Chair, Ms. Kim Hostetler at

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.