Baugh Chair of Preaching

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of April 16, 2014, we are no longer seeking applicants.

Oklahoma Christian University invites applications for the new position of Chair of Preaching in the College of Biblical Studies which offers baccalaureate degrees, as well as M.A., MTS, and M.Div. degrees.  

The successful applicant will primarily teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of Preaching Related Studies as well as recruit and mentor students in the Preaching Ministry.  


A doctorate degree is preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate outstanding preaching skills along with oral and written communication ability, long-term experience in the pulpit, and a strong desire for teaching and working in a Christian university.  

Since Oklahoma Christian is a liberal arts-based university affiliated with the churches of Christ, applicants should be active members of the churches of Christ and demonstrate the teachings, example, and love of Jesus in their personal lives.  Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to Christian higher education and a deep passion for ministry and scholarship.  

Job Responsibilities

  •  Teaching a minimum of six to nine hours in undergraduate and graduate courses each semester;
  •  Recruiting students to major in the Preaching Ministry;
  •  Finding and coordinating internships for Preaching Ministry majors;
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Coordinating job opportunities in ministry for graduates;
  • Mentoring preaching students during and after their college courses;
  • Participate in church and community activities as an advocate for the college;
  • Continuing professional development through scholarly conferences. 

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application;
  • A curriculum vita;
  • Transcripts;
  • 3 letters of recommendation;
  • A personal philosophy of teaching;
  • A personal statement about the relationship of Faith and Learning; and
  • A personal statement detailing support for the mission of Oklahoma Christian University.

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by January 15, 2014. The process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

The University is a Christian higher learning community transforming lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service. We are 60-years-young and located in a 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; three decades of engineering now in three ABET-accredited fields with exceptional industry relationships; and 100% medical school placement rates for our renowned biology programs. OC faculty offer many fields of distinctive undergraduate and graduate learning environments in the arts, humanities, sciences, biblical studies, and much more! The university’s Honors Program has the highest per capita National Merit Scholars among sister schools and a leading percentage among CCCU campuses. Recent graduate acceptances include Stanford, Harvard (Law), Florida State University, University of Texas, and University of California Los Angeles. Our suburban setting provides for 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 corporations, unique arts and entertainment.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to Karen Sorensen, Executive Assistant at 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