The Global Mediterranean
The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literature, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University invite applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of The Global Mediterranean. An emerging scholar or artist with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests working on global migration, specifically Middle East/North Africa flows to southern and northern Europe is looked for. Specializations may include areas such as Mediterranean Studies with research and creative interests in migration studies; global migration studies; refugee and migration issues; the global south; translation studies; documentary filmmaking; screen studies; visual culture; urban geographies; environmental studies (water). While the topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to address these issues in an interpretative framework.
A colleague who has the resources to:
- develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives in research or creative work and teaching with departments, programs, and centers;
- offer innovative cross-listed and collaborative graduate and undergraduate courses;
- mentor undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of migration and globalization;
- who will be an active member of the Migration Studies working group and will be instrumental in the creation of a Mediterranean Studies working group. Applicants who could be involved in outreach efforts with migrant groups in Columbus and thus serve as a bridge between OSU and the community are also welcomed.
The position carries a one course per semester teaching load. This is a twelve-month appointment which may be renewed for up to two years. The successful candidate will be affiliated with one or more of the sponsoring units: The Department of Comparative Studies; The Film Studies Program; The Department of French and Italian; The Department of German Languages and Literature; The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. This fellowship is made possible by Ohio States Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.
The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literature, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, 1000-word proposal (excluding works cited), curriculum vitae, a sample course title and brief (200-250 word) description for both a graduate and an undergraduate course, and names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dana Renga (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert Holub (Holub.email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
A strong research agenda and demonstrated excellence in and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research are required. PhD or MFA in a relevant field of study must be obtained by August 2018. Teaching experience is required.
The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. The program is responsive to dual-career families and actively promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. It is an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
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