Department: School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Position: Water Social Science
Rank: Associate or Professor
Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University invites
applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track social scientist at the associate professor or
professor level. The position is located at OSU’s Wooster campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research
and Development Center (OARDC) and directed to research and classroom teaching or extension
education. The focus is on coupling social and natural science to ensure sustainable water
resources that improve agroecosystems, resilience to climate change, and sustainable food
security. The position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu)
and the successful candidate will join a collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing
faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. and evidence of productivity and scholarly excellence.
Disciplinary expertise is required in a social science discipline that aligns with the School’s existing
graduate specializations in Rural Sociology or Environmental Social Sciences. Preferred
qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, and
particularly in mentoring members of underrepresented groups.
Application deadline is August 24, 2015.
Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information of three references. Submission of materials or questions may be directed to Dr. Linda
Lobao at ENRFacultySearch@osu.edu