Free open Job in North, South & Central America Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in the History of Britain and the British Empire from the 17th-20th centuries at University of Oklahoma

The Department of History at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of Britain and the British Empire from the 17th-20th centuries, beginning in August of 2021. We welcome candidates with research interests in the broad range of themes that animate this discipline, including but not limited to histories of empire, race, gender and sexuality, trade, environment, slavery, migration, the law and constitutional studies. Successful candidates will unite excellence in research and teaching with a commitment to building an inclusive, diverse and equitable campus community. Candidates should be prepared to teach survey courses in European history, and upper-division courses in the history of Britain and the British Empire. The annual teaching load is 2-2. The Department of History promotes the professional development and career advancement of all its members. 

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. 

OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.  The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community by embracing each person’s unique perspectives and contributions. OU recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is crucial in the pursuit of excellence. 

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, OK, which consistently ranks on “best place to live” lists  and has outstanding schools. Norman is located 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, home to about 1.5 million residents, offering all the amenities of a major metropolis, including rich cultural diversity and heritage, an abundance of arts, superb dining and night-life, major sporting and concert events, family entertainment, recreational adventure activities, and much more.  


A Ph. D. in History or a related field is required by August 2021, the time of the appointment. 

Application Instructions  

Please submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to Interfolio at   

Review of applications will begin immediately. We encourage applicants to submit all materials by February 15, 2021. Please address any questions regarding this position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Jane Wickersham : 

Application Process  

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.