Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in Gaming and Animation


Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in Gaming and Animation

Posted:  10-17-2018

Position:  Oklahoma Christian University’s Department of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position—tenure-track or visiting depending on the circumstances of the successful candidate with initial appointment scheduled for August of 2019.  OC’s Art and Design Department offers rigorous BFA and BA experiences for more than 200 majors in 5 concentrations (Fine Art, Digital Art, Gaming and Animation, Graphic Design and Interior Architecture). With over 120 majors, Gaming and Animation constitutes the largest program, and the successful candidate must be qualified to teach courses within this area of concentration.  As a Christ-centered university, Oklahoma Christian values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become more inclusive and fully representative of God’s broad array of human creation, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty and staff.

Primary Qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree in Game Design, Animation, New Media, or Graphic Design is preferred. Consideration may be given to a candidate without a terminal degree, but who possesses a distinguished professional record and alternative academic credentials compatible to departmental needs.  Teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers.  Evidence of scholarship in field of expertise preferred.  Member of the Church of Christ and commitment to the mission of Oklahoma Christian University.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full-time load, typically three studio/lab courses per semester during the fall and spring semesters. Assignment will include classes at all levels, including possible team-teaching of a freshman-level foundations course.
  • Recruit and mentor students in the Gaming and Animation program.
  • Serve as academic advisor to students within the major.
  • Along with other faculty and staff provide supervision of three labs.

Timetable:  Review of applications for this position will begin November 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, OC application form, personal statement of faith, statement of teaching philosophy, and a link to an on-line portfolio showing 20 samples each of personal work and students’ work (Art Station, Behance or personal website), copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), and 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from home congregation) to Human Resources at human.resources@oc.edu or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136. (Electronic attachments and cover letters are preferred)

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.