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Assistant Professor - Early Modern Studies

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 18, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Early Modern Studies, Assistant Professor in the Department of English



The English Department at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for a tenure track position in early modern literature at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants may have a research focus in poetry, drama, prose or some combination, but should also demonstrate an ability to teach in various genres and across the Tudor-Stuart period. We are looking for candidates whose work is exciting and innovative, whether historicist, formalist or theoretical.  Desirable secondary areas could include trans-Atlanticism, post-colonial, gender studies, digital humanities, history of the book or religion. The faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment and entails teaching four semester-length 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. 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 Early Modern Studies, the Variorum Chaucer, 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.


The University of Oklahoma (known as OU) is a Carnegie-R1 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: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 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 311 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 Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Visit for more information.


The campus is beautifully landscaped, is one of the most wired in the nation, and boasts of many top-ranked academic and athletic programs. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just half an hour south of Oklahoma City (a city with a sophisticated food culture, a top-notch art museum, a botanical garden, theatres, 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 “Best Places to Live” rankings.



Required qualifications for the position include the promise of serious research, and the ability to teach and develop courses on early modernity, as well as a PhD by the time of appointment, 8/15/2019.


Application Instructions

Screening of applicants will begin November 1; applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, all materials (letter, vita, writing sample, 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. Inquiries can be directed to Prof. David Anderson, search committee chair, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73072.  Prof. Anderson can be emailed at


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


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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