University of Central Oklahoma

Assistant Professor in English, Full-Time, Tenure-Track

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English with a primary specialization in Composition and Rhetoric with an intersectional approach to one or more of the following areas: feminist rhetorics and pedagogies, women of color feminisms, critical race theory feminisms, transnational/postcolonial feminism to begin effective August 2020. Scholarly activities and service to the department, college, university, and community are required. The Department of English is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty and to creating a welcoming environment for all.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in first-year composition, advanced composition, history of rhetoric, and rhetorical theory. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on master’s thesis and portfolio committees, participating in student recruitment and advisement, actively pursuing a substantive agenda for scholarly work, and serving on department, college, and university committees.

Minimum Qualifications: 

A Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric by August 1, 2020. A commitment to high-quality teaching and a dedication to service are required.

Required Documents: 

Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and a sample syllabus, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

Contact Information:

Please contact Dr. Timothy Petete at with questions.

Contact Information

Timothy Petete, Ph.D., Hiring Committee Chair
100 N University Drive, Box 184
Contact Phone: 
(405) 974-5849
Contact e-mail: