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University of Tulsa/Helmerich Center for American Research
The University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) at Gilcrease Museum houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 100,000 rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and unpublished works. The collection dates back to the time of Columbus and details the Spanish arrival in the Americas, the New England colonies, the founding of democracy in the United States, and Anglo-Indian contact and conflict in the American West. The Helmerich Center also holds a large Native American collection of manuscripts, photographs, maps, and rare books. Materials housed at the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library Special Collections on the TU campus complement many of HCAR’s strengths, but offers unique research opportunities in English and American literature. The McFarlin Library Special Collections holds one of the five largest collections in the world on the celebrated Irish writer James Joyce and the life archive of Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul. Other significant collections include a wide variety of British, Irish, and American modernist literature, a large and varied collection of materials on World War I, Native American history and culture, and Tulsa race relations.

Position Summary:
The fellow will teach an undergraduate course in the fall semester, one course in the spring semester, run a one-day workshop for local teachers in the spring semester, conduct research in the HCAR library and archive, and participate in the intellectual community of the university. PhD is required at the time of appointment. The position commences Aug. 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Characteristic Duties:
• Conduct research in the HCAR library and archive and possibly the University of Tulsa Special Collections.
• Teach one undergraduate course in the fall semester, and one in the spring.
• Organize a one-day teacher workshop in the spring semester.
• Participate in the intellectual community of the university.

Minimum Qualifications
• PhD in a humanities, social science, or other related field
• One to three years’ experience teaching at a college or university

Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent project management skills
• Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills

To apply, please submit the following:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vita
• List of three references via Interfolio

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Submit to: natalie-panther@utulsa.edu

Application Information:
The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.