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Assistant Professor-HUM

Employer
University of Central Oklahoma
Location
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Job Category: OTRS Classified

Description

Position Overview & Job Duties:

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 collaboratively 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 Department of Humanities and Philosophy seeks an enthusiastic teacher, scholar, and colleague to join us in the fall of 2024. The chosen candidate will teach interdisciplinary General Humanities: Ancient to Medieval as part of the University Core, as well as Elementary Latin, upper division courses focusing on the history and culture of the ancient Mediterranean (e.g. Bronze Age Humanities, Ancient Greek Culture, Ancient Roman Culture), with a possibility of graduate (M.A) teaching. The annual teaching load is 4/4 with optional teaching opportunities in summer.

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

The Department of Humanities & Philosophy is a joint department with Humanities and Philosophy concentrations. We offer majors in Humanities, in Philosophy, and in Applied Liberal Arts, and an MA program in Liberal Studies. We offer minors in Classical Studies: Greek, Classical Studies: Latin, Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and we contribute to several interdisciplinary minors such as Asian Studies, Film Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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 (e.g. Classics, Archaeology, Religious Studies, History, etc.) required, with a documented ability through graduate coursework or teaching experience to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate visual arts, material culture, music, literature, and ideas. An expertise in archeology is desirable but not required. Competence in a European language desired for potential departmental study tours. Experience and willingness to teach a portion of Humanities core courses online is also desirable.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Online Faculty application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample, teaching dossier, 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. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Reid S. Weber rweber6@uco.edu. Application review will begin May 20, 2024.

Organization

The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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MISSION

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

VISION

UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.

CALL TO ACTION

The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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