Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.
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: http://www.uco.edu/la
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.
The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in African American literature, First-Year English Composition, American literature surveys, and other courses as needed. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on master's thesis and comprehensive exam committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.
A Ph.D. in English with specialization in African American literature by August 1, 2018, a commitment to high-quality teaching, and a dedication to service are required.
This is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Literature with a primary specialization in African American literature.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.