The University of Tulsa’s Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) at Gilcrease Museum seeks applications for its first Duane H. King Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Research Center houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 100,000 rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and unpublished works.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 the Helmerich Center’s strengths, but offer 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.
The fellow will teach one course in the fall semester, one course in the spring semester, conduct research in the Gilcrease Library and Archive at HCAR and McFarlin Special Collections, and participate in the intellectual community of the university. PhD is required at the time of appointment. The position commences August 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The salary is $40,000 plus benefits.
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.
Participate in the intellectual community of the university
PhD in a humanities, social science, or other related field
1-3 years’ experience teaching at a college or university
Excellent project management skills
Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
Indications of excellence in teaching
To apply, please submit the following:
Letter of application
List of three references via Interfolio
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 21519
About University of Tulsa-Helmerich Center for American Research
Through innovative research, institutional collaborations, publications, educational programming, digital services, visiting scholars programs, and research fellowships, the Helmerich Center for American Research is dedicated to enhance our understanding of human society and culture.
The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works. The collection includes a vast archive of printed documents, dating back to the time of Columbus, that detail the Spanish arrival in the Americas, as well as the New England colonies, Westward expansion and the experiences of America’s native peoples.
As an institute for collections-based research, the center supports and creates opportunities for research and scholarship in the humanities. Visiting faculty, students, and scholars from around the world visit the 25,000 square-foot-facility to conduct research on the museum’s archival material.
The Helmerich Center for American Research is supported by the generosity of individual donors, grants from public and private institutes, and corporate philanthropy.
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