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Africana Literature & African American Politics, Advanced Assistant Professor, Associate Professor,

The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Clara Luper Department of African & African American Studies, housed in College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is beginning a multi-year period of expansion and renewal. As part of the growth of this progressive unit, applications are being solicited for an Advanced Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor in Africana Literature or African American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates who approach these areas from a transnational and/or comparative Diaspora perspective. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year.

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 health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa.  OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.  Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City.  With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings.  Visit for more information.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of distinguished teaching and scholarly publication.

Application Instructions: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. The appointment begins in August 2019. Review of applications begins November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Karlos K. Hill, Search Committee Chair. To apply, all materials (cover letter, vita, description of research area(s), contact information, and three letters of reference) should be submitted online at the University of Oklahoma’s ByCommittee website (

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