Humanities, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aesthetics, art, film, literature, philosophy, and religion from diverse cultures across history. The Humanities and Philosophy department consists of nineteen full-time faculty members. The department offers BA degrees in Humanities and Philosophy, minors in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and an MA degree in Liberal Studies. Humanities faculty represent the many facets of the discipline, embodying in their teaching and research the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Humanities is a component of the university's core curriculum.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Humanities professors teach introductory humanities survey courses, which focus on cultural histories and aesthetic analysis of artistic media and ideas, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses in several areas of the discipline. In addition to teaching the humanities survey courses, the successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in their area of specialty. The typical course-load is 4/4 with additional service and research expectations. Applicants must be willing to teach in a variety of instructional formats as appropriate (face-to-face, hybrid, online).

Submission Requirements : Online application to include: 1) CV; 2) a cover letter, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page describing your approach to teaching undergraduates), and 4) a diversity statement (1 page explaining how you could contribute to ongoing department efforts to move towards a more diverse and inclusive curriculum) 5) unofficial transcripts for all graduate degrees; 6) three confidential letters of reference. Please instruct senders of confidential letters of reference to email them to . The letters will be uploaded to your applications file.

Preferred deadline: December 14, 2020

ATTENTION CANDIDATES: All faculty searches at the University of Central Oklahoma have been paused while further review is conducted by Academic Affairs. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hope to resume our search as soon as possible.


Experience Required:

A completed PhD in Art History, Visual Culture, or a related discipline, from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment.

Experience Preferred:

Ability to diversify the curriculum, including but not limited to a specialty in non-western, transnational, diasporic, or indigenous visual culture. Demonstrated ability to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate a mix of ideas, literature, film, music, visual or performing arts. Experience teaching a diverse student body


Competence in a modern language desirable for potential departmental study tours.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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