Assistant Professor of English – English Composition or Writing Studies

The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2017. 

Primary teaching responsibilities include first-year writing courses with opportunities to teach in appropriate secondary area(s).  The required teaching load of 21credit hours per year will be adjusted for first academic year.


Ph.D. in English Composition or Writing Studies or related field with demonstrated commitment to Composition/Writing as the primary field of study.  Preferred secondary area of expertise in World Literature.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017 and must demonstrate successful undergraduate teaching experience as well as a commitment to undergraduate education.

Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Requirements

In addition to teaching, supervision, and advising of students, all tenure-track and tenured faculty members in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences must fulfill scholarship and service requirements as defined by the Procedures for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure, an appendix to the Oklahoma City University Faculty Handbook. Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure.

Faculty members are expected to participate in the department's work in student recruiting and retention, advising, curriculum, and assessment.  More information about the Department of English is available at

The English Department

The English department at Oklahoma City University offers an undergraduate major with three tracks—literature, writing, and English education—as well as a low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. In addition, the department supports the general education program with writing and literature courses and contributes to the Moving Image Arts and Honors Program. Faculty members also have the opportunity for occasional teaching abroad in the University’s program in Singapore.

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences embraces the value of a liberal arts education and prepares students in all disciplines to think critically, creatively, and ethically. Our students are challenged to become servant leaders through an education that engages them to become socially and ecologically responsible citizens in our world. Through rigorous coursework taught by excellent faculty, the Petree College is committed to an education that is relevant, socially engaged, and life transforming. The faculty and staff of Petree College are not only concerned about preparing students for careers. More importantly, we want to prepare you for life. We hope that you will join us to participate in an education that will make a difference for you and for the world.

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The position includes an excellent benefit package including: tuition remission for spouses and children pursuing a degree at Oklahoma City University and over 500 other participating private institutions, health insurance, long term disability, life insurance, family membership to fitness center, TIAA-CREF retirement plan.

Procedure for Submitting Applications

Submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., list of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

Writing samples and additional materials may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process.

Review of applications will begin November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact for Additional Questions

Search Chair: Dr. Regina McManigell Grijalva, Director of Composition,

Diversity Advocate: Dr. Tracy Floreani, Professor of English, Department Chair,

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.

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