Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities

Institution Name 
Ohio University
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2017

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities seeks to appoint a distinguished teaching professor at Ohio University. Applicants must be tenured faculty members in a humanities discipline, which include: history, philosophy, languages, linguistics, literature, archaeology, the history, theory and criticism of the arts; ethics, comparative religion and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.

In addition to a having a noteworthy research agenda, the successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and will demonstrate a passion for the exchange of ideas. Measure of effectiveness and commitment to teaching include: awards for distinguished teaching; new course development, innovative approaches to pedagogy, mentoring faculty and/or graduate teachers; participation in colloquia or other programs encouraging effective teaching; leading NEH summer workshops, and interdisciplinary course development that encourages increased humanities content.

The Charles J. Ping Professor of the Humanities will be tenured in the department appropriate to his/her discipline and thus must meet the promotion and tenure standards of that department. The professor will participate with the other professors and fellows of the Ping Institute in activities sponsored by the Institute such as: support of curricular development in the humanities, sponsorship of seminars devoted to humanities topics, organization of workshops and summer programs for high school teachers, development of conferences on the role of the humanities in education and public life.

To apply:

Please upload and submit the following documents when prompted:

1. A cover letter
2. A current Curriculum Vita
3. Teaching philosophy statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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