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Dear Colleagues, please circulate to any students or colleagues who might be interested.


Subject: Postdoctoral Researcher in The Global Mediterranean at Ohio State

The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our 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.

The Departments of Comparative Studies, French and Italian, German Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and The Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of “The Global Mediterranean.” We seek 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. 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.

We seek a colleague who has the resources to: 1) develop and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives in research or creative work and teaching with departments, programs, and centers; 2) offer innovative cross-listed and collaborative graduate and undergraduate courses; 3) mentor undergraduate and graduate students interested in issues of migration and globalization; and 4) 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. We are also interested in applicants who could be involved in outreach efforts with migrant groups in Columbus and thus serve as a bridge between OSU and the community.

The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (four courses total over two years). This is a twelve-month appointment beginning August 2018 that is renewable 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 Literatures; The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Application details will be forthcoming by the end of March, 2018.

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. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from all individuals. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration

This fellowship is made possible by Ohio State’s Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.


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Dana Renga
Associate Professor and Chair
The Department of French and Italian
Director of Graduate Studies, Italian
Affiliate Faculty, Film Studies, Comparative Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Ohio State University
1775 College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210


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