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Assistant Professor of History - South Asian History

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

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Assistant Professor of History - South Asian History

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Sep 25, 2023

The Department of History in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asian History. Specialists of any time period are encouraged to apply.  We particularly welcome candidates who could augment our faculty strengths in transnational women’s and gender history or environmental history.  Successful candidates will unite excellence in research and teaching. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and upper-division courses in South Asian history as well as graduate courses in their thematic specialty. The annual teaching load is 2-2. The Department of History promotes the professional development and career advancement of all its members.


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. The University of Oklahoma enrolls more than 30,000 students and has more than 3000 full-time faculty members in 18 colleges.

The University of Oklahoma is home to a 277-acre Research Campus in Norman that was named the top research campus in the nation by the Association of University Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Please visit the provost’s website for more information.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph. D. in History or a related field is required by August 16, 2024, the time of the appointment.
  • Area of specialization in South Asian studies.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of recommendation to The search committee may request additional materials at a later date. The position will remain open until filled.

Review of applications will begin immediately. We encourage applicants to submit all materials by November 1, 2023. Please address any questions regarding this position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Miriam Gross at

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.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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