Assistant Professor of English - Multiethnic American Literature, pre-1900

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7179881 (Ref:if123678)

Posted: September 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Multiethnic Early American literature, pre-1900. We seek a scholar with a promising record of scholarship and teaching to begin Fall 2024. Expertise in one or more categories of multiethnic literary and cultural studies, including the following: African American, Asian and Pacific American, Caribbean, Indigenous, and/or Latinx prior to 1900 is required. Secondary areas of specialization are open, and all methods are invited. The Department of English enjoys a close relationship with the departments of Native American and African and African American Studies and the Latinx Studies Program.
The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment with a standard teaching assignment of two courses per semester. Faculty teach a balance of courses for undergraduate majors, graduate students, and non-majors completing the University of Oklahoma's General Education requirements. The Department of English offers Ph.D and terminal Master degrees in Literary & Cultural Studies (LCS) and Rhetoric & Writing Studies (RWS).

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just south of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings.

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Required qualifications include a PhD in English, Ethnic Studies, or an allied field by August 2024.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, but will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Cedric Tolliver, Committee Chair, at [email protected].

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