Tenure-Track Faculty in the College of Biblical Studies
Position: Oklahoma Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track track faculty position beginning August 2017. This position will focus on undergraduate and general education teaching of the Bible, but other foci will be considered; in particular, youth and/or family ministry, theology, and church history. The College of Biblical Studies offers baccalaureate degrees, as well as M.A., MTS and M.Div. degrees, and the successful applicant may also teach in our Graduate School of Theology.
Primary Qualifications: Terminal degree in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies or related field required. Ph.D. and ministry experience preferred. OC is a teaching university. Candidates must have demonstrated good teaching and communication (oral and written) skills in previous work history. This position is rigorously academic with a strong practical ministry emphasis. Demonstrated commitment to online teaching is helpful. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers. Candidates from minority and diverse populations are encouraged to apply. Active membership in a congregation of the Church of Christ required. Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to Christian higher education and a deep passion for ministry and scholarship.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
- Standard University benefits package:
- Health insurance premium support
- Retirement plan: 403(b) matching contribution
- Tuition discount and other staff benefits
- Teaching twelve hours (three of which may be graduate) hours each semester;
- Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
- Participating in university and college committees or work-groups;
- Participating in church and community activities as an advocate for the college;
- Continuing professional development through scholarly conferences.
Timetable: Review of applications for this position will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to final institutional approval.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, OC application form, personal statement of faith, a statement of one’s philosophy of teaching, a personal statement detailing support for the mission of Oklahoma Christian University, transcripts from all completed degrees, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136.
The University is a Christian higher learning community transforming lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service. We are a 60 year old institution located in a city recently named to several 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. 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), Duke University, Sheffield University (England), 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.
Oklahoma Christian is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. All full-time faculty must be active members of the Church of Christ and lead personal lives that reflect the teachings, example, and love of Jesus Christ
Oklahoma Christian University complies with all laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment, including those with respect to race, color, age, sex, 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.