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Humanities, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Lecturer

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

Faculty application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and degree transcripts for highest degree earned. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date. If you have confidential letters of reference, please instruct senders to email them to . These will be uploaded to your application file. Evidence of teaching success is optional but preferred.

Position Overview:

Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students. Lecturer faculty perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

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.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Lecturers are expected to be dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching. Each lecturer teaches five courses per semester of General Humanities: Ancient through Medieval and/or General Humanities: Renaissance through Modern. Lecturers participate in regular committee work.

Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned degree Master's degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Experience Preferred:

Experience in teaching college-level humanities disciplines preferred. MA in a humanities-related field required, with Ph.D. preferred. Humanities fields include art history, music, literature, history, philosophy, classics, anthropology, theater, film studies, religious studies and related disciplines. An interdisciplinary humanities background is strongly preferred.


The minimum degree required is an M.A. Previous teaching experience required, preferably a survey in the humanities. The successful applicant will have a broad background that includes at least two of the following areas: art, music, literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, and architecture. A strong background in the Western Humanities is preferred. Preference for college teaching experience.

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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