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University of Oklahoma English Department: Early Modern Literature Position (Tenure Track)

Friday, September 21, 2018   (0 Comments)

Assistant Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Oklahoma

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. 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.

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.

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

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. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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