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University of Oklahoma, School of Visual Arts

Associate Professor of Native American Art History

The School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma invites dynamic candidates to apply for a tenured/tenure track position as Associate Professor of Native American Art History.  A secondary emphasis in Museum Studies is desirable.

The 2/2 course load will encompass teaching at all levels in the program.  The candidate will play a major role in OU’s distinguished Ph.D. program in Native American Art History, and will have an opportunity to participate in the university’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant supporting Native American Art History and Curatorial Training.  OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is home to the Eugene B. Adkins Collection of Art of the American Southwest and Native American Art and the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection, providing a world-class resource for teaching and research.  The position, starting on 16 August 2019, offers a competitive salary, generous start-up funding, and research support.

OU’s School of Visual Arts is dedicated to inclusivity, seeking excellent applicants from a diversity of backgrounds in methodology and scholarly interests, as well as in gender and ethnicity.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.  In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings.


▪    Ph.D. 

▪    University-level teaching experience

▪    Record of innovative research and publications

Application Instructions

Review of completed applications will begin on 1 December 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  A complete application must include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application (cover letter); a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of three references.  The search committee is co-chaired by Dr. W. Jackson Rushing III and Dr. Alison Fields.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Rushing and submitted electronically through this website:

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