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English, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 10, 2022

Position Announcement:
The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with specialization in English Education. The department seeks a colleague who is committed to equity-driven teaching, especially in culturally responsive pedagogy. Preference will be given to those who embed such practices in their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

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. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach four courses (twelve hours) per semester in English/language arts methods, young adult literature, and first-year composition. Other responsibilities include working with student teachers, maintaining accreditation, and supporting the college of education’s mission for teacher education. Also, engage in service on the department, college, and university levels; and maintain an active program of research, scholarly, and/or creative activity.

Preference Date for Applications:
March 20, 2022 | Please contact Dr. Amanda Putnam ( with questions.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in English Education or related field
  • Three or more successful years teaching English/language arts in grades 6-12
  • Knowledge of current research, pedagogy, and assessment practices in English education
  • Ability to collect and analyze data needed for NCTE/CAEP accreditation
Application Requirements:
  • Cover letter that includes:
    • Statement about pedagogical philosophy/approaches to teaching ELA in grades 6-12
    • Statement about working with teacher candidates
  • Current curriculum vitae including educational background, including all degrees, credentials, and licensures; prior teaching experience in secondary English with locations and dates; evidence of scholarship; memberships in related state and national organizations; and names and complete contact information of three references
  • Example of scholarship in the teaching of secondary English/language arts or related field
  • Philosophy statement regarding culturally responsive pedagogy and diversity, equity, and inclusion in English education
Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

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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