Eminent Scholar in Health Psychology, The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University

October 31, 2022

The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Eminent Scholar in Health Psychology, a senior faculty position with an endowment from the State of Ohio. The department and the search committee are open to all fields of inquiry within health psychology but are most interested in applicants with an international distinction and a commitment to facilitating and providing leadership in the growing sub-discipline of health psychology. Additionally, we are interested in candidates who support the department’s mission of working towards an inclusive academy.

The Department of Psychology at Ohio State is known for its world-renowned graduate and undergraduate programs across the breadth of the psychological discipline. The department houses a community-based, state-of-the-art psychological services center, an interdisciplinary neuroimaging center (including MRI and EEG), and in-house animal facilities. Importantly, the health scholar may find interesting collaborations with faculty in clinical psychology, social psychology, quantitative psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral neuroscience. Moreover, the faculty in the department actively collaborate with colleges across the university that complement the research expertise and infrastructure in the department. Notable units with whom our faculty currently collaborate include the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (with the 3rd oldest Clinical Research Center in the country), the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, the College of Public Health, the NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Total Health and Wellness Center at the College of Nursing, the Chronic Brain Injury Initiative, and the Exercise Science—Health and Performance Group.

The Department of Psychology is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive professoriate. To that end, we encourage faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy to apply for this position. Additionally, we recognize that applying for senior positions requires a particular kind of commitment. We invite those considering an application to contact us in advance to discuss the position. Please reach out to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ruchika Prakash at .

Qualifications: In addition to a distinguished research program, successful candidates should have a well-established record of research funding and experience teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Successful candidates should articulate their potential contributions to the department’s commitments to inclusive excellence through their research, teaching, outreach, and/or engagement.

A PhD in Psychology is required. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22835. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative recent publications, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and names and contact information for three potential letters of reference. Letter writers will only be contacted for short-listed candidates. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of materials will begin November 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment. https://oaa.osu.edu/faculty-misconduct-reference-check

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

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. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 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 identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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