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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor U.S. Environmental History

University Of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of History at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in US environmental history, with an emphasis on issues of race, indigeneity, and/or ethnicity, at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. Successful candidates will unite excellence in research and teaching with a commitment to building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable campus community. Candidates should be prepared to teach upper-division and graduate courses in environmental history and US history as well as the US survey. The annual teaching load is 2-2. The Department of History promotes the professional development and career advancement of all its members.

BIPOC+ applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma and the History Department are committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty, and staff and for the communities we engage.

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. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2021, approximately 25% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students and 38% belonged to a minority race/ethnicity.

The University of Oklahoma is home to a 277-acre Research Campus in Norman that was named the top research campus in the nation by the Association of University 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 the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Please visit the provost’s website for more information.


A Ph. D. in History or a related field is required by August 16, 2022, the time of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at The search committee may request additional materials at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately. We encourage applicants to submit all materials by November 1, 2021.  This position will remain open until filled. Please address any questions regarding this position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Kathleen Brosnan at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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