Biology Faculty

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of April 8, 2014, we are no longer seeking applicants.

The Department of Biology at Oklahoma Christian University is currently seeking a full-time faculty member in Biological Sciences. Visiting, full-time, and tenure-track options are available.  Preference is for the Doctorate degree in a biology-related field, with demonstrated ability and experience to teach undergraduate courses in a variety of areas. Because the department emphasizes undergraduate research, the successful candidate should also demonstrate strong research skills and willingness to mentor students. Individuals who hold doctoral degrees in medical fields or who are ABD will be considered and academic rank and salary will be based upon experience and qualifications.

Academic rank for these open positions will be negotiable based on education and experience according to University policy, which requires all full-time faculty to be active members of church of Christ and all faculty (Visiting, adjunct, etc.) to be committed to Christ-infused curriculum, co-curriculum, lifestyle and community.  A doctoral degree or ABD is preferred for all faculty ranks, with advanced ranks available for those who also bring demonstrated teaching excellence, publication, or professional leadership.  Positions are full-time, ten-month posts.  Applications will be accepted until filled, with review beginning immediately. 

Application materials include:

•   A cover letter indicating interest in the position and indicating church affiliation;

•   A curriculum vita;

•   A statement of teaching philosophy and discussion of the University’s mission;

•   A list of at least three academic/professional references and one reference from a local church leader - with telephone and email contact information;

•   A copy of all academic transcripts (an official copy must be submitted prior to formal employment); and

•   A statement of longer-term plans, including research interests 

The review of applications will begin immediately with the successful applicant beginning employment in the next academic year. The position will remain open and the application process will continue until the position is filled. 

The University is a Christian higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.  We are located in a small city recently named to many top-ten lists for vibrant culture, a growing economy, and many beautiful amenities.  OC is known for legacies of excellence in many fields of study including accounting, where our CPA pass rate often has been the top in the state; engineering, with thirty years of ABET-accredited engineering; and many years of 100% medical school placement rates for our renowned biology programs.  The university’s Honors Program has the highest per capita National Merit Scholars among sister schools and a leading percentage among CCCU campuses.  The McBride Center for Public Humanities has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities and supports exceptional humanities programs for undergraduates.  Recent graduate acceptances include Stanford, Harvard (Law), Florida State University, University of Texas, and University of California Los Angeles.  Our suburban setting provides easy access to internships in industry, healthcare, professional sports, and many other fields of endeavor in which the university is known for outstanding undergraduate programs.  Our 200-acre campus is surrounded by beautiful walking trails and located fifteen minutes from a medical research center, world-class energy corporations, and unique arts and entertainment. 

Inquiries and applications should be directed to Karen Sorensen at karen.sorensen@oc.edu or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK  73136.

Oklahoma Christian University complies with all laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment, including those with respect to race, color, age, gender, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission