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To apply for any of the career opportunities at Oakland City University, please complete an employment application.  Applications, resumes, cover letters and/or letters of reference can be emailed to mmartin@oak.edu or mailed to:
                        Oakland City University
                        c/o Human Resources
                        138 N Lucretia St
                        Oakland City, IN 47660
 

Your employment application will be considered active for one year. You must reapply if you wish to be considered for employment beyond this period of time. Please feel free to contact our Human Resources Department with questions regarding any of our open positions.

 

Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time, 9 month faculty position
Degree: Doctorate of Education Preferred/ MA or MS with 18 hours of graduate level content
Concentrations in one or more of the following areas: Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology or Physical Education preferred.
Qualifications:  Doctorate preferred in a higher education degree with emphases in one of the areas of concentration listed above; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the department; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field. 
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate education and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area along with on-going personal study and research; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Conduct research within respective field; Provide community service; Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time, 9 month faculty position
Degree: Doctorate of Education Preferred
Qualifications: Doctorate preferred in Special Education; or Higher Education with emphases in Special Education; Licensed in Special Education; Teaching and experience with Special Education SPA also preferred; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the Special Education major; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field.
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate Special Education and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in Special Education. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area along with on-going personal study and research; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Conduct research within respective field; Provide community service; Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments

Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time, 9 month faculty position
Degree: Doctorate of Education Preferred; Master's Degree required
Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in early childhood; Early Childhood certification; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the Early Childhood major; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field.
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate Early Childhood and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in Early Childhood education. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area along with on-going personal study and research; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Conduct research within respective field; Provide community service; Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments

Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time, 9 month faculty position
Degree: Doctorate of Chemistry Preferred
Qualifications:  Doctorate preferred in Chemistry; Strong interest in undergraduate chemistry education; Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to utilizing interactive teaching methods that promote student engagement in mathematics education; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the department; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field. 
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate education and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area along with on-going personal study and research; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Conduct research within respective field; Provide community service; Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time, 9 month faculty position
Degree: Doctorate of Mathematics Preferred
Qualifications:  Doctorate preferred in Mathematics; Strong interest in undergraduate mathematics education; Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to utilizing interactive teaching methods that promote student engagement in mathematics education; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the department; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field. 
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate education and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area along with on-going personal study and research; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Conduct research within respective field; Provide community service; Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments.

Adjunct Professor
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time - Exempt
Degree: Doctorate of Education Preferred/ MA or MS with 18 hours of graduate level content
Concentrations in one or more of the following areas: Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology or Physical Education preferred.
Qualifications:  Doctorate preferred in a higher education degree with emphases in one of the areas of concentration listed above; Strong interest in undergraduate mathematics education; Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to utilizing interactive teaching methods that promote student engagement in mathematics education; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Potential for scholarly activity and ability to attract external funding; Ability and desire to grow the department; Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University; Ongoing scholarly activity with a record of scholarly publications and/or experience in the field. 
Responsibilities: Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate education and related courses for majors and non-majors each semester. Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration. Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic programs in which he/she is employed to teach. Experience in active and collaborative learning, the use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is a plus. Candidate may be required to teach online.
Essential Functions: Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders; Develop and implement syllabi that are clear and understandable; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Provide projects, papers, etc. that are relevant to the course and to student learning; Demonstrate knowledge of content area; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content.
 

Adjunct Professor - Photography
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time - Exempt
Degree: Master's degree in photography or digital photography; will consider a BFA in photography
Responsibilities: The part time photography instructor facilitates learning competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. S/He encourages a culture of learning in the context of a Christian university that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. 
Essential Functions: Provides competency-based education; Designs and delivers class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives; Works with advanced students on independent bases; Enables the achievement of pre-described competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establish student performance criteria and evaluation; Establishes a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success; Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process; Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies; Relates professional experience to the learning process.
Job Requirements Knowledge: Composition, color modes, darkroom techniques, color and black/white photography, digital camera, printing options, monitor calibration, histograms, post processing, working with RAW images; Two years teaching experience, preferably in a post-secondary or college institution.
Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills; Computer based skills using iMac computers, Adobe Photoshop, and Bridge;
Abilities:  Ability to develop a professional rapport with supervising faculty and administration; Ability to develop and complete tasks such as attendance, data based evaluation, and syllabus development without continued direct supervision; Ability to learn from students' participation and demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters.

 

Staff Positions

Head Women's Basketball Coach
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: B.S. minimum, M.S. or higher preferred.  Must have thorough working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.  Prior coaching experience in area with participation in the field desired.
Job Description: Provides critical guidance to athletes so that they may compete at the collegiate level.
Essential Functions: Must receive a passing score on the NCAA Coach’s Certification test. (Please note: off campus recruiting requires annual certification prior to any off campus recruiting activities.); Must recruit a minimum of 12 student/athletes; Organize and conduct fund raising efforts to supplement budget; Organize and conduct practices/workouts throughout the sport season in compliance with University and NCAA regulations; Provide off-season workout guide for student/athletes.  To include pre-season conditioning when applicable; Prepare and coach student/athletes for intercollegiate events as well as post-season competition in compliance with NCAA regulations; Prepare and submit to the Athletic Director an annual budget for sport/team; Prepare and submit to the Athletic Administrative Assistant monthly budget reports that reconcile with the detail ledger report for sport/team; Prepare and submit travel expense request for away contests and other sport/team expenses in a timely manner; Travel with team to away games; Seasonal maintenance of sporting fields as applicable; Hire or have officials/umpires hired for home games when applicable.

 Career Services Advisor/Coach
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time - Exempt
Qualifications: M.S. preferred; B.S. required minimum.  Highly skilled in meeting people; strong communication skills; computer  application skills, self-motivated.  Professional tact, diplomacy, and active engagement with administration, faculty staff, students  and business employers.
Job Description: Serves as Career Services Advisor as a part of Campus Life, handles essential reports, develops relationships with business employers, trains mentors, provides tutoring services, and works with Web Master to keep web updated in regard to career services.
Essential Functions: Meet with prospective business employers and discuss the potential need for interns; Work with upper level college students and train them to be mentors/tutors for new and transfer students; Work with the Web Master to design and update a Career Services site on the University website; Work with administration, faculty and staff in offering career services activities for students; Publish available internships regularly; Prepare and disseminate internship information on a regular basis; Follow-up with internship sponsors (potential employers); Assist Web Master in developing a Webinar on internship expectations for business leaders and faculty members; Assist students with resume and cover letter writing; Provide tutoring for undergraduate students; Train upper-class mentors to work as tutors with freshman and new students; Advise students about internships.  Faculty field supervisor with be responsible for follow-up with business leader and approval for placement and supervision; Develop and implement creative marketing strategies for office programs and events; Maintain familiarity with Career Services Resources; Assist with the development of the Career Fair conducted on campus and/or in collaboration with other colleges and universities; Create periodic reports to ensure success of Career Services activities; Create and maintain evaluations of events, programs and workshops; Provide career advising; Meet with new and transfer students and discuss potential careers and academic preparation on at least a monthly basis; Identify issues that need addressing to help students succeed and matriculate
 

Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master degree preferred.  A proven record of integrity and high principles with demonstrated skills in developing and motivating student/athletes academically and athletically.  Must be knowledgeable of NCAA and Oakland City University policies, rules, and guidelines and be committed to upholding those policies, rules and guidelines.   Good organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Job Description: Assist head coach in all aspects of coaching of respective sport.
Essential Functions: Attend games/matches as assigned by the head coach; Travel with team to away contest; Assist in scouting and recruiting of athletics for respective sport; Assist with on-field practices; Assist with off-season conditioning and workouts.
 

Assistant Women's Softball Coach
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master degree preferred.  A proven record of integrity and high principles with demonstrated skills in developing and motivating student/athletes academically and athletically.  Must be knowledgeable of NCAA and Oakland City University policies, rules, and guidelines and be committed to upholding those policies, rules and guidelines.   Good organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Job Description: Assist head coach in all aspects of coaching of respective sport.
Essential Functions: Attend games/matches as assigned by the head coach; Travel with team to away contest; Assist in scouting and recruiting of athletics for respective sport; Assist with on-field practices; Assist with off-season conditioning and workouts.
 

Administrative Positions

No positions available at this time.

 

Correctional Education Positions

ABE/HSE Teacher
Location: Plainfield Correctional Facility - Plainfield, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree minimum; Masters Degree preferred; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; Must have a valid Indiana teaching license.
General Description: Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth.  Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic area/s in which he/she is employed to teach. The successful candidate will instruct students in basic literacy/high school equivalency skills within a correctional environment and maintain accurate records required by the Department of Workforce Development and Department of Correction.
 

Vocational Teacher (Horticulture)
Location: Putnamville Correctional Facility - Greencastle, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: Associate's degree minimum; Bachelor’s degree preferred; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Workplace Specialist License.
General Description: Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic area/s in which he/she is employed to teach.
 

Vocational Teacher (Automotive Technology)
Location: Putnamville Correctional Facility - Greencastle, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: Associate's degree minimum; Bachelor’s degree preferred; Area of specialized training or experience; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students. The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Workplace Specialist License.
General Description: Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of the students along with the assessing the effectiveness of academic area/s in which he/she is employed to teach.
 

Student Positions

No positions available at this time.

 

Oakland City University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, Oakland City University complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities.  Oakland City University also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

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