Nursing Faculty Position

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of January 10, 2014, we are no longer seeking applicants.



Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required; PhD in Nursing preferred

University teaching experience preferred 


Work is performed under the supervision of the Chair of Nursing. 


  • Distribute to students a syllabus that explains the requirements, course and clinical objectives, grading plan, evaluation methods, schedule of learning activities, and faculty office hours at the beginning of each course.
  • Use up-to-date technology and theories of teaching/learning to present content in a variety of formats as required by the department and is based on NCLEX-RN test content, current standards of nursing practice and related to program philosophy and objectives.
  • Use multiple ways to evaluate student learning and the development of critical thinking.
  • Counsel students within the scope of their own educational background or refer students to the appropriate resources.
  • Advise students regarding their program progression.
  • Evaluate student clinical competencies and course progression at least monthly.
  • Accurately document and preserve student records related to admission, progress, withdrawal and achievement of course objectives.
  • Follow the general policies of Oklahoma Christian University and the nursing education program.
  • Contribute to the planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of the philosophy, conceptual framework and curriculum of the nursing education program.
  • Participate in decisions affecting the program and students by chairing or serving on established committees and within the faculty organization.
  • Participate in the selection of students to participate on program committees and to receive honors and awards.
  • Evaluate own performance.
  • Continue own professional growth.
  • Other duties as required.


Nursing faculty will meet the criteria established by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Those criteria and qualifications for employment are:

  1. Hold a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma.
  2. Present evidence of current practice with a minimum of two years full time equivalent practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting preceding the first date of first employment as a teacher.
  3. Submit a Faculty Qualification Record to the Board office within two weeks of the day of appointment, and any time that an advanced degree is attained.
  4. Participate in research projects, surveys, professional writing, continuing education, academic study or clinical practice to improve own nursing competence in areas of responsibility.
  5. Hold a master’s degree or higher in nursing; or a baccalaureate degree in nursing plus evidence of continued progress toward a master’s or higher degree in nursing with completion of a minimum of six semester hour per calendar year.  Part time clinical instructors will hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Academic rank for 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 the 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.  Faculty positions are full-time, ten-month posts.  Applications will be accepted until filled, with review beginning immediately. 

Application materials should 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, 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