Brandon Dutcher | July 8, 2021
Queer and Latinx studies: Oklahoma higher ed is hiring
“Higher education’s close ties with the Democratic Party are paying off, as the Biden administration showers money on colleges and universities,” George Leef writes at National Review Online (“Some Universities Are Hiring—for Ideology”). Unfortunately, “much of the money is going into hiring faculty for ideological reasons—to create an even bigger cadre of enthusiasts for ‘progressive’ causes such as Critical Race Theory. That’s certain to further undermine whatever educational good is still available at these institutions.”
Let us peruse the job postings over at The Chronicle of Higher Education and see what we can find in Oklahoma.
Promising “a competitive salary, full benefits, and a generous travel and research stipend,” the expository writing program at the University of Oklahoma seeks a lecturer for the Fall 2021 semester. “We especially invite scholars whose work is informed by social justice, queer studies, critical race studies, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, disability studies, digital media studies, and/or community engagement.”
The University of Central Oklahoma, which has something called a “University Office of Inclusive Community (UOIC),” is seeking to hire “an Inclusion & Diversity Strategist to work closely with the Inclusive Community Officer around strategy, implementation and assessment of all University of Central Oklahoma DEI efforts.”
UCO is also looking to hire a Coordinator of Diversity Education. “The coordinator develops, implements, manages, and evaluates social justice and retention programming that advance campus engagement around issues of equity and inclusion efforts for underrepresented populations.” The coordinator also “collaborates with community organizations and agencies to develop partnerships that engage students in advocacy work and retention.”
OU is looking to hire a director of finance and administration at the David L. Boren College of International Studies. “The University of Oklahoma strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented minorities for this position.”
For more examples of this sort of hiring in Oklahoma, see parts one, two, and three of this series.
[For more stories about higher education in Oklahoma, visit AimHigherOK.com.]
Senior Vice President
Brandon Dutcher is OCPA’s senior vice president. Originally an OCPA board member, he joined the staff in 1995. Dutcher received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. He received a master’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University. Dutcher is listed in the Heritage Foundation Guide to Public Policy Experts, and is editor of the book Oklahoma Policy Blueprint, which was praised by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman as “thorough, well-informed, and highly sophisticated.” His award-winning articles have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, WORLD magazine, Forbes.com, Mises.org, The Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, and 200 newspapers throughout Oklahoma and the U.S. He and his wife, Susie, have six children and live in Edmond.