Language and Literature Visiting Instructor

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of July 25, 2013, we are no longer seeking applicants.

The Department of Language and Literature at OC invites applications for a one-year Visiting Instructor position with teaching assignments in Rhetoric and Composition beginning in August of 2013. Candidates must have an M.A. in English and preference is for those with work toward completion of the Ph.D.  Likely teaching duties include up to a 4/4 load in CORE composition courses [Developmental, Comp I, Comp II]. The one-year appointment is renewable.  The ideal candidate would use the position to develop teaching experience during completion of the terminal degree. 

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.

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