Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University, as one of our nation's most comprehensive institutions of higher education, aspires to achieve a faculty as diverse as their scholarly interests.

Ohio State's pledge to diversity has been woven into the fabric of the Discovery Themes Initiative, which seeks solutions for global problems through an unprecedented investment in new faculty. Making good on this pledge calls for diversity recruitment training for Initiative leadership and search committee members involved in bringing new colleagues to Ohio State.

Knowing that true diversity of thought, ideas, opinions, perspectives and scholarly approaches is required for the Discovery Themes Initiative to make a lasting impact on our world, Ohio State seeks to welcome a richly diverse community of scholars spanning all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, cultures and nationalities.

The official diversity statement for Discovery Themes job advertisements is as follows:

The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and actively promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.