New guide for dissertations

I just wanted to make you aware of changes happening in the office of Graduate Studies under Dean Underwood. The whole website has been restructured and, in particular, the Guide for Theses and Dissertations has been revised. Among other changes, faculty committees now have the option to approve dissertations in MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style, as they deem appropriate.

For more information, please see

MA Humanities portfolios should still be in MLA or Turabian style, and MA History theses in Chicago style.

One Year, Temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor in British Literature Before 1900

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a one-year, temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor in British Literature before 1900 to begin in August 2016. Applicants with any area of specialization before 1900 are encouraged to apply. PhD in English required. The Department of English at UCO is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty, and we strive to make all feel welcome.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities may include British literature survey courses, upper-division and master’s-level courses in any period of British Literature before 1900, and English composition. Additional responsibilities may include serving on master’s thesis and exam committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2016, with a specialization in any period of British literature before 1900.

Required Documents:
Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits eligible.

Contact Information:
Applicants may submit materials at the following website: Please contact Dr. Matthew Hollrah, chairperson of the English Department, at or 405-974-5614 with questions.


Matthew W. Hollrah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
English Department
University of Central Oklahoma
Office Phone: 405-974-5614