Virtual School Meanderings

February 7, 2012

Tenure Track Job: Ohio State University – Assistant/Associate Professor In E-Learning

I wouldn’t normally post something like this, but the nature of the research foci being requested is quite unique (and I also think thematically consistent with this blog).  Any doctoral students that are regular readers and may be close to graduation may be interested in this particular position.

The Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in E-learning 


The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology ( is seeking a national leader in the area of e-learning research.  We are interested in a colleague with an established research agenda that will inform our understanding of e-learning within K-12 or workforce contexts.  While seeking tenure in either the School of Educational Policy and Leadership ( or the School of Teaching and Learning (, the ideal candidate will initiate and coordinate research initiatives across the College and build an interdisciplinary focus on e-learning in one or more of the following areas:

  • Blended Learning
  • Developing and scaling e-learning approaches/interventions
  • Distance Education
  • E-learning Policy
  • Educational Video Games
  • Mobile learning
  • Technology and Curriculum Integration


  • Earned doctorate in Educational/Instructional Technology, Distance Education, Workforce Development, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, including the innovative use of distance and related technologies along with a record of successful advising and mentoring of graduate-level research, commensurate with experience
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team
  • Evidence of engagement in high quality externally funded research and scholarship in e-learning and a corresponding record of excellent research publications and presentations, commensurate with experience
  • An ability and interest in working with diverse populations

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide leadership in the development of the College’s e-learning efforts
  • Collaborate with the Ohio Resource Center/Digital Learning Clearinghouse ( on research and evaluation projects
  • Engage in a funded research agenda
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor students
  • Collaborate with faculty on research activities and grant proposal development
  • Teach face-to-face, online and blended courses
  • Engage in service and outreach

Review of applications will begin approximately February 27, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and names and contact information of three references to:

Jennifer Lindsay
Human Resource Generalist
School of Educational Policy & Leadership
The Ohio State University
160D Ramseyer Hall
29 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Submission of electronic applications is desired but not required. Please send electronic application materials to or fax materials to (614) 292-2645. Position requires successful completion of a background check.

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capitol of the state. The University is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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