Wick Cary Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies (Tenure Track)

Job Details

The University of Oklahoma’s Department of International and Area Studies, a thriving academic department in the expanding College of International Studies, invites applications for the Wick Cary Assistant Professor position in Brazilian studies at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017. This new position accompanies the recent creation of a University of Oklahoma center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil along with a new center in Puebla, Mexico to expand the university’s international presence and to enrich study abroad opportunities for OU students. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on political and economic development, energy and the environment, political institutions, or Brazil’s international relations and foreign policy.

The person hired for this position will teach undergraduate and MA-level courses on Brazil as well as thematic courses in their area of expertise.  Additionally, the person hired will contribute to teaching at the Rio Center.  We hope to welcome a new colleague with a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusivity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 360 majors, and an MA in International Studies with 40 students enrolled. The Department has approximately 20 full-time faculty with collective research strengths in the areas of development, security, and national identity. For more information, please visit the IAS website at https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html.  The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a comprehensive public research university with a Carnegie classification of very high research activity known for excellence in teaching and research.  OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.  Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. For more information, visit http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, complete sets of teaching evaluations, and a writing sample.  Submit all materials electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7636.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups as we continue to build a diverse faculty. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution (www.ou.edu/eeo).