Dr. Bruce A. McPheron, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Welcome to the Discovery Themes career opportunities portal. The information on these pages will help you understand how to become part of this unique endeavor. 

The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes are a significant investment in four thematic areas in which the university will make a global impact: Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security, Health and Wellness, and the Humanities and the Arts. 

A diverse community of faculty scholars and teachers is simply essential to making that impact. Only a richly inclusive range of talent can provide the diversity of thought, ideas, opinions, perspectives and scholarly approaches that can respond to today’s and tomorrow’s grand challenges. Ohio State is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.

As you’ll see from these pages, the Discovery Themes offer ample opportunities to be part of one of the nation’s most exciting academic undertakings. I hope you’ll consider joining us in transforming our world.


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost