Assistant Professor, European Studies
The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) announces a new tenure track faculty position in European Studies at the rank of assistant professor. The Department currently has strengths in the areas of comparative political economy of Western Europe and the European Union, and we are interested in candidates whose work will diversify the Department’s existing strengths thematically and/or geographically. While the position is open with respect to substantive focus, we have a particular interest in candidates demonstrating the promise of excellence in both research and teaching whose work focuses on issues of identity, immigration, minority rights or nationalism. Geographically, we welcome applications from scholars whose work focuses on southern or east-central Europe, as well as western Europe. The position is open to candidates from any social science discipline (broadly conceived).
The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS), housed within the expanding College of International Studies, offers seven undergraduate degrees to approximately 430 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: https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias.html
Undergraduate programs include a major in European Studies and an expanding campus in Arezzo, Italy. The College also hosts an active European Union Center: https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/sponsored_programs/eu_center.html
The teacher-scholar selected for the position will be invited to participate in European Studies programming including both the Italy program and the EU Center and will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses.
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, 2014. Applicants should send a letter of application stating their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to: Mitchell P. Smith, Chair, Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma, 338 Cate Center Drive, Room 334, Norman, OK, 73019.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eeo.