The Department of History and Political Science in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University invites applications for the nine-month, tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of History beginning Fall 2019.

Primary teaching responsibilities include general education United States History courses with opportunities to teach in appropriate secondary area(s). The required teaching load is 21 credit hours per year.


Ph.D. in History with a generalist’s ability to teach a range of undergraduate History courses. Preferred secondary area expertise in the following: World History and European History.

Further preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest, experience, and qualification in teaching some U.S. government, politics, and pre-law courses. The ideal candidate will show an understanding of the value of an interconnected liberal arts education.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2019 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 Petree College of 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 History and Political Science is available at https://www.okcu.edu/artsci/departments/history

The Department of History and Political Science

The History and Political Science department at Oklahoma City University offers an undergraduate major with two tracks-History and History/ Political Science-as well as four Political Science tracks: Political Science, Pre-Law, International Affairs, and Political Science/Philosophy/Economics. Undergraduate minors are available in History, Political Science, and International Studies. The department supports the general education program with United States History, World History, Governance in America, and Comparative Politics courses and contributes to the Film and Honors Program. Faculty members also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led study abroad in a variety of international partner institutions.

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University

Mission Statement: The Petree College of Arts and Sciences provides a supportive, student-centered learning environment. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes active learning and individualized instruction, students are encouraged to think broadly, to find their passion, to collaborate with others, and to connect with the broader community.

Vision: The Petree College of Arts and Sciences aspires to be an exemplary community of learning in which the efforts of faculty, staff, and alumni are dedicated to student success. Through excellence in teaching, mentoring, and community partnerships, we seek to promote the academic success of our current students and to prepare them to lead fulfilling lives as OCU alumni.

Core Values: The core values of PCAS are the enduring values that we want to instill in our students now and also to follow them after graduation. These values are: Inquiry, Mentoring Relationships, Inclusion, Integrity, and Civic & Global Engagement.

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 faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

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 teaching materials may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Contact for Additional QuestionsSearch Chair: Dr. Mohamed Daadaoui, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, mdaadaoui@okcu.edu

Diversity Advocate: Dr. Yi Shao, Associate Professor of Psychology, yshao@okcu.edu

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