Associate or Full Professor of English in Native American Literature

Job Details

The Department of English at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a position at the rank of Associate or Professor, specializing in Native American/Indigenous literature, long a signature field for the department. The faculty position is a nine-month appointment and includes teaching four courses each academic year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Required qualifications for the position include a record of influential, published research, and the ability to teach and develop courses on American Indian literature surveys, global Indigeneity, Indigenous feminism, and/or settler colonialist theory. Candidates should have demonstrable experience working with tribal nations and/or communities and clear awareness of culturally specific protocols in tribal outreach and collaboration. Preferred qualifications that will be given additional consideration include interests in media production (digital humanities or filmmaking, e.g.) or creative writing. Major initiatives in the department and across campus prioritize the growth of American Indian studies to complement outstanding existing resources, including the Western History Collection library, the Native Crossroads Film Festival, the James T. Bialac collection at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and the recently established Native Nations Center. Positioned in the heart of Indian Country and with a large number of Native students in the department and institution, faculty can find several avenues for community involvement and supportive academic environments.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.Candidates should submit a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae online at the University of Oklahoma’s Human Resources website Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent or emailed to Professor Joshua Nelson (, search committee chair, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73019-0240.Inquiries can be directed to Professor Nelson.

Norman, where OU is located, has been ranked among the best places to live in numerous surveys. It has a vibrant art and cultural community, is very affordable, and is located close to major cities. The campus is beautifully landscaped, is one of the most wired in the nation, and boasts of many top-ranked academic and athletic programs.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.