Now Hiring: Asst Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities (Post-Doc) - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

Now Hiring: Asst Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities (Post-Doc)

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Science Research Council, we seek applicants to serve as Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa.  This is a one-year, nonrenewable position designed to develop hands-on leadership experience in the public humanities.  The assistant director will report to the director and aid in organizing an extensive calendar of public programming, while working closely with faculty, staff, fellows, and students.

Significant time and effort will focus on the development and execution of three grant-funded exhibitions and accompanying symposia collectively organized around under the theme, Pathways to Freedom.  These include:

  • The history and future of tribal sovereignty after the McGirt ruling
  • The cultures and histories of Oklahoma’s historic all-Black towns
  • The musical legacies of the Dust Bowl

Candidates are not expected to have expertise in all these areas.  Instead, they should demonstrate humanities-based research and writing skills as well as a clear commitment to community-engaged, place-based work informed by the principles of collaboration, diversity, and inclusion.

We welcome applicants who currently hold (or expect to soon receive) a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. This is a full-time, in-person position running from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.  Periodic work in the evening and on the weekends will be required as part of our public-facing efforts.  The initial application should include a cover letter, CV, and a list of references.  Application review will begin May 16 and run until the position is filled.  Please contact OCH director Sean Latham with any questions: