• History, Native American & Public History, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/19/2018 10:21 AM)
    Proposed Salary Range
    Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    # of Openings
    History and Geography
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Exempt Status
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  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    • Application materials include online faculty application with cover letter discussing research interests and teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcript of highest degree earned. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.
    • Letters of reference sent through Interfolio should be sent directly to jobs@uco.edu.
    • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018.
    • For more information about the University of Central Oklahoma, please visit www.uco.edu.

    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 http://www.uco.edu/la.

    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

    Will be expected to teach a 4:4 load at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The courses will include graduate and upper-level in the field of specialization as well as the U.S. history survey course to 1877 and historical research. Building on the strong student-oriented tradition of Native American course offerings in the department, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses and collaborations with other programs on campus. The department and university emphasize excellence in teaching.

    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. expected by time of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with formal academic training in public history and practical experience with public history projects.


    Knowledge of: U.S. History survey course to 1877; Historical Research; Native American History; Public History. The ability to incorporate digital media and methods into both teaching and projects is highly desirable.

    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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