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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Mershon Center for International Security Studies

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The Ohio State University seeks a director for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. The center is the intellectual center on campus for the study of national and international security in a global context. It brings together top faculty from across campus and beyond to promote multi-disciplinary collaboration, high quality scholarship, and public outreach that addresses the questions central to security studies, broadly defined. Ohio State's Office of International Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences sponsor this position jointly. The director will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and to carry a half-time teaching load in his or her department.

Qualifications: The Mershon Director must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have a record of successful publication and teaching that justifies appointment at the rank of full professor. Experiences in governmental, inter-governmental, and/or non-governmental institutions and agencies dealing with security issues are desirable, as is significant experience of international engagement and collaboration generally. Applicants should have a track record of academic leadership including grant seeking and institution building.

Application Instructions: More information about the position including an application form and instructions can be found at Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8055. All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter briefly (1-2 pages) explaining why they are interested in the position and describing their vision of international security studies going forward. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but those received by October 24, 2016, will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Richard Herrmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..