G.T. & Libby Blankenship Chair in the Center for History of Liberty
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Oklahoma, United States|
|Position:||Director, Full Professor|
The University of Oklahoma invites applications for the G. T. & Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty to be effective August 16, 2013 or later. This is a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: This is a Provost direct faculty position for an extraordinary Humanities scholar with a passion for teaching college students about the evolution of the concept of liberty in Western Civilization. Normal teaching duties include two courses per semester. The Chair also serves as Director of the Center for the History of Liberty, which provides funding for additional research and programming. The Blankenship Chair has been held by an eminent scholar and devoted teacher with a broadly humanistic approach to the history of freedom and particular expertise in the classical world; the position is affiliated with the Department of Classics and Letters. The Chair would have the opportunity to craft unique, civic-oriented humanities courses for undergraduates.
- Doctorate degree within Classics, History, Political Philosophy or related humanistic disciplines
- Strong record of teaching effectiveness as evidenced by documentation such as course evaluations, teaching awards, textbook publications, etc.
- Distinguished record of scholarly productivity
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty across a diverse array of scholarly disciplines
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BLANKENSHIP CHAIR:
For more information on the OU Department of Classics & Letters see: http://www.ou.edu/cas/classics/index.html.
For more information regarding the first person to hold the Blankenship Chair see: http://www.ou.edu/cas/classics/people/fears/inmemoriamjrf.html.
For more information regarding the Letters degree see: http://www.ou.edu/cas/classics/programs/lettersdegree.html.
More information regarding the OU Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, also within the Department of Classics and Letters may be found here: http://iach.ou.edu/.
University: Founded in 1890 before Oklahoma Statehood, The University of Oklahoma (http://www.ou.edu/web.html) is the state’s flagship public comprehensive residential university, with its main campus in Norman, its Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. Located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area which has a population of approximately 1.1 million people, and within easy driving distance of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the University of Oklahoma offers diverse cultural activities in an extraordinarily beautiful campus. Norman, Oklahoma has been recognized several times recently for its excellent quality of life (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/PL4052500.html; http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature-Community/Great-Places-Norman-Oklahoma.aspx; http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/05/college-sports-towns-lifestyle-sports-college-towns.html).
The University is comprised of fifteen colleges and enrolls 24,000 students on the main campus, including approximately 3,800 graduate students. OU is in the midst of unprecedented growth and national and international recognition with total endowment exceeding $ 800 million and is classified as a Very High Research University by the Carnegie Foundation having generated over $ 86 million in research expenditures in 2009-2010. It ranks first in the nation among public universities in National Merit Scholars enrolled. In the past twelve years it has more than quadrupled the number of endowed faculty chairs and professorships from less than 100 to over 410 today. Colleges located on the Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma include Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, Business, Education, Continuing Education, Earth & Energy, Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate, Honors, International Studies, Journalism, Law, and University College.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: The University invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vita, list of references), or expressions of interest which can be submitted to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Nancy L. Mergler. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the search committee soliciting letters of reference.
Nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed to:
Nancy L. Mergler, Senior Vice President & Provost
The University of Oklahoma is an equal employment opportunity employer.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Classical Studies