Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty by filling 10 tenure-track positions for the 2021-2022 school year.

The OWU 2021 faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, The OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio Five and GLCA consortia. Learn more about the Academic Affairs division’s commitment to antiracism on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website. Learn more about the faculty’s Equity Fellows initiative.

Located in the Columbus, Ohio, metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and world. The college’s signature program, The OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report.

To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and antiracist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen its commitments to diversity, inclusion, and antiracism.  

Faculty Positions for Fall 2021

Benefits Information

In addition to the benefits described on the Discover Our Benefits page, the faculty positions described above will be provided with:

  • Mentoring
  • Professional development funds
  • Opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio Five and GLCA consortia
  • A pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review
  • Ongoing workshops to develop their teaching and scholarship
  • Bishops of Color
    DEI council will be holding informal monthly gatherings for OWU’s BIPOC faculty and staff. The purpose of these gatherings is for BIPOC staff and faculty to get to know each other and hopefully provide a consistent mechanism for rest, relaxation, collegial support and FUN!
  • Mosaic OWU
    DEI council will be holding informal monthly gatherings for OWU’s faculty and staff who are part of LGBTQIA+ community/ies. The purpose of these gatherings is for staff and faculty who are part of these communities to get to know each other and hopefully provide a consistent mechanism for rest, relaxation, collegial support and FUN!

Faculty also have the opportunity to apply for additional funds through the following programs:

  • Thomas E. Wenzlau (TEW) Presidential Discretionary Fund
    An endowment used for institutional self-renewal and faculty and curricular development. Grants are made to individual faculty members to foster their professional development and range from $500-$10,000. Past grants have funded travel to archives, training courses to learn new lab techniques, additional conference travel monies for unique opportunities to present research.
  • Theory-to-Practice Grants (TPG)
    Theory to Practice Grants are available to faculty for collaborative projects with students. They fund original research and creative projects. Past grants have funded pilot trips for potential travel learning courses to Ireland, joint student-faculty writing residencies, joint faculty-student research projects on first-generation college students.
  • DEI Grant
    Faculty can apply for up to $5,000 to support research such as policy/program analysis, curricular changes/course development, small-scale survey work, creative works, or community conversations leading to evidenced-based, actionable recommendations for specific change, clear benefits, or small scale pilot implementation that clearly engages the commitment of our University to being an antiracist space.
  • Ohio Five Collaborative Grant Programs
    Up to $5,000 for Ohio Five faculty members, staff, and/or administrators to come together to solve problems and address new ideas.
  • CODEX Microgrants
    Collaborative for Digital Engagement and Experience, is a multi-year curricular initiative supporting the development of collaborative pedagogical approaches that foster critical engagement with and through digital technologies. Funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, CODEX sponsors an annual summer institute that brings together teams of faculty members, librarians, instructional technologists, and students to design or redesign courses and co-curricular projects. Microgrants offer continuing support for these courses’ development as teams prepare them for integration into their home colleges’ curricula.
  • Mellon Language Faculty Project Grants
    Ohio Five and The Ohio State University have collaborated since 2014 on a language enrichment program funded by a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to support language teaching and the next generation of language professors, thirteen of whom participated as post-doctoral fellows on our campuses. As we conclude the grant in the 2020-21 academic year, Ohio Five continues to invite collaborative proposals from language faculty from Ohio Five colleges and OSU in support of language teaching.

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Delaware, Our Hometown

OWU is located in Delaware, Ohio, a vibrant college town of 40,000 in one of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest. Money Magazine named the city of Delaware No. 32 overall in its 2020 list of the Best Places to Live in America.

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Columbus, Our Favorite City

Delaware is just 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio's capital and the 14th most populous city in the United States. Columbus boasts a robust economy, diverse population of more than 900,000, a lively arts and entertainment scene, and extensive parks and bike trails. Forbes ranked Columbus No. 2 in the nation for job growth in 2020 and No. 8 in the nation for Young Professionals. LinkedIn ranks Columbus as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch a career.

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Contact Info


Office of Human Resources
University Hall #003
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3388
E hr@owu.edu