Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-4612
# of Openings
1
Category
Faculty
Org Number
010080
Department
Humanities and Philosophy
Division
Provost Vice President
Job Type
Faculty
US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Targeted Job Start Date
8/6/2018
Hours Per Week
40
Weeks Per Year
52
Regular Workdays/Hours
Varies
Preference Date
1/15/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Online Faculty application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample and degree transcripts for all degrees. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date. If you have confidential letters of reference please instruct senders to email them to jobs@uco.edu. These will be uploaded to your application file. 

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.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Humanities professors teach core curriculum ancient through modern western Humanities classes, which focus on the cultural history of artistic media and ideas, as well as upper-year undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) classes in several areas of the discipline.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-level courses on the Early Modern/Renaissance period or later.

Qualifications/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.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Ph.D in a Humanities discipline required, with a documented ability through graduate coursework or teaching experience to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate visual arts, music, literature, and ideas.  Competence in a European language desired for potential departmental study tours.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Ability to perform institutional committee and service work. Position also has a research and creative activity requirement.

Physical Demands

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.

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