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Assistant Professor of English in Victorian Studies

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of English in Victorian Studies at the University of Oklahoma

The English Department at the University of Oklahoma is a dynamic and growing department with an exceptional record of research and publication. We are seeking applicants for a tenure track position in Victorian Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates whose work is exciting and innovative, reflecting important new directions in the field. The faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year. Faculty teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our student body is wide, diverse, intellectually generous, highly engaged, and open to varied approaches. Required qualifications for the position include a promising record of research, and the ability to teach and develop courses on British Victorian Studies, as well as a PhD by the time of appointment, 8/16/2018. Some additional areas of expertise might be Modernism, eighteenth-century studies, digital humanities, gender and race theory and transnational approaches to culture and literature. A supportive academic environment, the department also edits Genre, a major journal in literary and cultural studies, is affiliated with World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today as well as the Translation Archive, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Chaucer Variorum, The Native Crossroads Film Festival, and the Mark Allen Everett Poetry Series.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. Screening of applicants will begin November I, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, all materials (cover letter, vita, and three letters of reference) should be submitted online at the University of Oklahoma's ByCommittee website at We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RI 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. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 31 1 scholars and now boasts a 90% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre 2 Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. For more information visit: and


The campus is beautifully landscaped, is one of the most wired in the nation, and features many high-ranked academic and athletic programs. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City (a city with a sophisticated food culture, a top-notch art museum, a botanical garden and theaters, a symphony hall, an NBA team, and art districts among its attractions With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings.


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, and educational services.

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