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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
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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 Creative Writing (Poetry) . The department seeks a poet whose work significantly engages with issues of race/ethnicity, identity, and culture and who has a strong commitment to antiracist and social justice pedagogy.

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, including first-year composition, introductory creative writing, and upper-division and cross-listed undergraduate-/master’s-level courses in areas including but not limited to poetry writing. Direct and serve on M.A. thesis committees; 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.


Required Documents:
Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, degree transcripts for all degrees, writing sample (5 pp.), sample workshop syllabus, and teaching statement that demonstrates commitment to racial justice in the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Creative Writing or in English (creative dissertation), a significant national publication record, and a commitment to high-quality teaching are required. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years of experience teaching in a college or university setting.

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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