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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. All positions are posted until filled.

 

Faculty Positions

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

Admissions Counselor - AEL
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: 
degree, in Marketing, preferred; sales and customer service experience a plus; high school diploma required.  Punctual, good communication skills and knowledgeable of University’s academic programs, valid driver’s license, experience with computer software applications, capable of handling detailed work, and the ability to get along with administrators, faculty, staff, and potential Students.
Job Description: Manage a geographic territory, convert prospects into completed applicants, manage an accepted applicant pool converting them into enrollments and become familiar with Federal and State financial aid regulations.  Discuss via phone, electronically transmitted correspondence, through written documents and face to face admission options with families.
Essential Functions: Interviews prospective students and answers questions about the university and the opportunities it offers and conducts tours; Works to develop and expand a listing of potential students; Analyzes applicant needs and refers them to appropriate persons for advice about courses of study, financial aid and scholarships, or other specialized information; Reviews potential student files to ensure they are completed prior to admission to the University; Makes independent judgments in locating and applying the most appropriate guidelines relating to both admissions and scholarships; Conducts research to develop a profile of those students who may be attracted to the university, analyzes the effectiveness of recruiting techniques, and studies the expectations of incoming students; Exercises professional judgment and discretion in recommending students for admittance who meet the academic requirements and recommending the admission or non-admission of students with academic profiles below admission standards; Attends college fairs and university nights at businesses; Maintains respect at all times for confidential information; Coordinates visits with businesses Human Resource Departments; Develops a schedule of recruitment and sales activities.Prepares weekly reports of completed efforts to the Coordinator for the AEL Program; Represents University in an official capacity at a variety of recruitment and marketing activities and events including college nights and fairs, individual school visits and group presentations; Develops working relationship between schools/ businesses and the University; Assists in the planning and implementation of promotional campaigns of the University’s programs, with an emphasis on those designed for student recruitment and retention; Extensive travel and irregular working hours including evenings and weekends; Communicates effectively via telephone and electronic media; Accept other duties such as, but not limited to:coordinate telephone campaign; coordinate off campus events; assist with the coordination of online admissions.

Program Assistant
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred, Associates degree required
Job Description: Perform clerical and record keeping functions, while maintaining accuarcy.
Essential Functions:
Minimum of one year experience with up-to-date technology equipment, including knowledge in various software programs commonly use in business. In addition, the individual should have the ability to effectively monitor the computer lab.

Housekeeper
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Part Time
Qualifications: High school diploma
Job Description: Performs housekeeping which relate to the University plant, University buildings, facilities, and grounds.
Essential Functions: Accepts the responsibility for the care, condition, and appearance of all buildings, facilities and grounds, Recommends purchase of necessary parts for repairs to Director of Housekeeping, Cleans buildings and facilities as needed and identified, Conducts periodical inspections of buildings to determine areas of needed cleaning and reports them to the Director of Housekeeping, Assist in the promotion of good safety practices and procedures, Assists in the inventory procedures for supplies, materials, and equipment, Assist in development and operation of housekeeping records, Serves as source of information on areas involving buildings and grounds, Complete paper work as required by the Director of Housekeeping and the University administration, Keep informed of new housekeeping techniques and operations, Conducts other duties related to those assigned by the Director of Housekeeping or the Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Administrative Assistant - Academic Affairs
Location: Oakland City, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: B.S. in Business, preferred; High School Diploma, minimum. High degree of proficiency in office procedures, typing, and machines.
Responsibilities: Professional tact, diplomacy, and presentation with administrators, staff, faculty, students, parents, and the community; Receptionist responsibilities.
Essential Functions: Maintains respect at all times for confidential information; Performs required duties; answering the telephone expediting questions and requests in a courteous, tactful, prompt, and correct manner; greeting visitors; Types, maintains, and distributes accurate memos as directed; Effectively operates various office equipment; Prepares and maintains files; Maintains an appointment/meeting calendar and travel schedule for the Department supervisor when requested; Assists in the preparation of monthly reports; Types interoffice and other publications as assigned; Process incoming mail, sorting, opening as directed, and distribution to staff as needed; Assists in maintaining general office filing system; Assists with reports as requested; Completes reports as required by state and federal agencies along with those from accrediting bodies; Oversees selected projects that may be required depending on department.

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

Art Teacher
Location: Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility - Madison, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: BS Required; Possses a current Indiana Teacher's License; Area of specializing in Art; Special Education License preferred but the successful candidate must obtain licensure within three years; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students.
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.
Essential Functions: Maintain a safe and secure environment within IDOC policies and procedures; Maintain records as required by the University and the IDOC; maintains professional ethics; Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships; Provide evidence of professional growth; Provide guidance and counsel to the students to promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Administer the classroom and its program of organization and management; 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; Begin and end classes on time according to OCU and facility rules; Present clear, complete, and accurate explanations so that students understand what is expected; Approach subject matter in positive and enthusiastic manner; Receive learners’ questions comfortably and answer them clearly and completely; Provide consistent, unbiased feedback on student work in a timely fashion; Cooperate with students involved with other Doc functions by providing assistance when they miss class; Make provisions, if known, for students with identified exceptionalities; Present content relevant of objective of the course as found in the syllabus; Ask relevant questions throughout the lesson to check for understanding; Ask questions of varying difficulty; Encourage active student participation; Fairly assess student progress as outlined in the syllabus; Provide for the care and protection of University property; Select texts, supplementary materials, and equipment necessary for the delivery of the content that are on the IDOE approved listings; Accepts a share of responsibility for committee assignments; Attend meetings.

Substitute Teacher
Location: Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility - Madison, IN
Status: Part Time
Qualifications: Substitue Teacher's License required; BS preferred; Demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students.
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.
Essential Functions: Maintain a safe and secure environment within IDOC policies and procedures; Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development; Administer the classroom and its program of organization and management; Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students; 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; Begin and end classes on time according to OCU and facility rules; Present clear, complete, and accurate explanations so that students understand what is expected; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Receive learners’ questions comfortably and answers them clearly and completely; Provide consistent, un-biased feedback on student work in a timely fashion; Make provisions, if known, for students with identified exceptionalities; Ask relevant questions throughout the lesson to check for understanding; Ask questions of varying difficulty; Encourage active student participation; Provide for the care and protection of University property.

Vocational Teacher (Horticulture)
Location: Putnamville Correctional Facility - Greencastle, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: Associate's degree minimum; HSE Required; 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. 
Essential Functions: Maintain records as required by the Department of Corrections, the Correctional Facility and University; maintains professional ethics; Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships; 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; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Begin and end classes on time according to DOC, Correctional Facility and OCU schedules; Present clear, complete, and accurate explanations so that students understand what is expected; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Receive learners’ questions comfortably and answers them clearly and completely; Provide consistent, un-biased feedback on student work in a timely fashion; Make provisions, if known, for students with identified exceptionalities; Present content relevant to the objectives of the course as found in the syllabi; Ask relevant questions throughout the lesson to check for understanding; Encourage active student participation; Fairly assess student progress as outlined in the syllabi; Provide for the care and protection of University property; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Attends meetings as required.

Vocational Teacher (Automotive Technology)
Location: Putnamville Correctional Facility - Greencastle, IN
Status: Full Time
Qualifications: Associate's degree minimum; HSE Required; 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.
Essential Functions: Maintain records as required by the Department of Corrections, the Correctional Facility and University; maintains professional ethics; Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships; 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; Prepare and provide quality instruction; Begin and end classes on time according to DOC, Correctional Facility and OCU schedules; Present clear, complete, and accurate explanations so that students understand what is expected; Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner; Receive learners’ questions comfortably and answers them clearly and completely; Provide consistent, un-biased feedback on student work in a timely fashion; Make provisions, if known, for students with identified exceptionalities; Present content relevant to the objectives of the course as found in the syllabi; Ask relevant questions throughout the lesson to check for understanding; Encourage active student participation; Fairly assess student progress as outlined in the syllabi; Provide for the care and protection of University property; Select texts, supplementary materials and equipment necessary for the delivery of course content; Attends meetings as required.
 

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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