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Oakland City University is a Christian faith-based community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development for positive leadership. This mission statement defines our every step as a university community and provides the basis for our search for the best and most qualified candidates for each open position we seek to fill.

To Apply

  1. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three personal references electronically to bburgess@oak.edu.
  2. If you don’t have a resume, please complete the downloadable application form as follows:
    1. Download the OCU Employment Application
    2. Fill in all the information
    3. Save the form
    4. Email it to bburgess@oak.edu

    Equal Employment Opportunity of Oakland City University

    Oakland City University is committed to the achievement of equal opportunity within OCU. In this regard, OCU will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. OCU prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of characteristics such as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, or veteran status.

    In full and complete compliance with federal laws and laws of the State of Indiana and all regulations appertaining thereto, the University does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, or other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws in conducting its educational programs and activities.

    In the employment of personnel, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender, veteran or other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. This policy applies to all conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, selection, recruitment, employment, advertising, layoff and termination, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. The University is a private church-related institution and strives to attract those who espouse the Christian faith or those who would be comfortable in such a religious context and environment.

    All offices, schools, departments and other units of Oakland City University operate pursuant to all applicable laws relating to equal employment and educational opportunity, including but not limited to, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1973, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Act and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.

    Current Openings

    Faculty

    Health – Physical Education Faculty Member

    9-months, exempt | Main Campus

    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.

    Qualifications

    Masters or equivalent, minimum; doctorate or terminal degree preferred; Area of specialized training or experience; demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students.  MUST HAVE 18 HOURS AT A GRADUATE LEVEL IN HEALTH- PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Essential Functions

    • Maintain records as required by the University.
    • Maintains professional ethics.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships.
    • Provide evidence of professional growth.
    • Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development.
    • Administers 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 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.
    • Cooperate with students involved with extra-curricular activities by providing assistance when they miss your class.
    • 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.
    • Ask questions of varying difficulty.
    • 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.
    • Accepts a share of responsibility for committee assignments.
    • Attends meetings as outlined in OCUs calendar.
    • Conduct research within respective field.
    • Provide community service.
    • Maintain office hours of 10 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments.
    Lecturer of Communication

    9-months, exempt | Main Campus

    The Lecturer of Communication in the School of Arts and Sciences will teach and advise in the Associate/Bachelor of Science programs on the main campus. The position will include a part-time faculty-teaching load with face-to-face courses. Teaching online courses and/or night classes will also be reviewed as other job responsibilities. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of the Communication program.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in Communication, or master’s degree in a field closely related to Communication with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Communication.
    • Teaching experience in Communication.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of Communication courses.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in Communication, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Communication, or Doctorate in a field other than Communication (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in Communication. Three years teaching experience in Communication.

    Essential Functions

    • Maintain records as required by the University.
    • Maintains professional ethics.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships.
    • Provide evidence of professional growth.
    • Provide guidance and counsel to the students which will promote their welfare and their proper educational development.
    • Administers 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 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.
    • Cooperate with students involved with extra-curricular activities by providing assistance when they miss your class.
    • 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.
    • Ask questions of varying difficulty.
    • 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.
    • Maintain office hours of 6 hours per week in addition to teaching assignments.

    Adjunct Faculty Positions

    Adjunct Lecturer of Biology

    Part-time, exempt | Evansville/Bedford/Rockport

    Oakland City University’s School of Arts and Sciences is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as instructors of Biology starting September 7, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of Biology will teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of Biology courses and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include Environmental Biology.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in Biology, or master’s degree in a field closely related to Biology with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Biology.
    • Teaching experience in Biology.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in Biology, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Biology, or Doctorate in a field other than Biology (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in Biology. Three years teaching experience in Biology.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate Biology courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct Lecturer of Art

    Part-time, exempt | Evansville/Bedford/Rockport

    Oakland City University’s School of Arts and Sciences is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as instructors of Art starting September 7, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of Art will teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of Art courses and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include Art Appreciation.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in Art, or master’s degree in a field closely related to Art with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Art.
    • Teaching experience in Art.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in Art, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Art, or Doctorate in a field other than Art (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in Art. Three years teaching experience in Art.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate Art courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct Lecturer of History

    Part-time, exempt | Evansville/Bedford/Rockport

    The Department of History at Oakland City University is searching for an Adjunct Lecturer of History to teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers starting September 7, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of History will teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of History courses and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include American and World History.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in History, or master’s degree in a field closely related to History with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in History.
    • Teaching experience in History.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in History, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in History, or Doctorate in a field other than History (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in History. Three years teaching experience in History.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate History courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology

    Part-time, exempt | Evansville/Bedford/Rockport

    The Department of History at Oakland City University is searching for an Adjunct Lecturer of History to teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers starting September 7, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of History will teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of History courses and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include American and World History.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in History, or master’s degree in a field closely related to History with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in History.
    • Teaching experience in History.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in History, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in History, or Doctorate in a field other than History (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in History. Three years teaching experience in History.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate History courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct Lecturer of Psychology

    Part-time, exempt | Evansville/Bedford/Rockport

    Oakland City University’s School of Arts and Sciences is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as instructors of Psychology starting September 7, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of Psychology will teach in associate and bachelor’s programs at the Bedford, Rockport, and Evansville learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of Psychology courses and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include General Psychology.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in Psychology, or master’s degree in a field closely related to Psychology with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Psychology.
    • Teaching experience in Psychology.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in Psychology, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Psychology, or Doctorate in a field other than Psychology (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in Psychology. Three years teaching experience in Psychology.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate Psychology courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct Lecturer of English

    Part-time, exempt | Main Campus

    Oakland City University’s School of Arts and Sciences is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as instructors of English starting August 3rd, 2020. The Adjunct Lecturer of English will teach in the Associate/Bachelor of Science programs on the main Oakland City campus and/or Bedford, Rockport, and Rockport learning centers. The position will include a part-time teaching load with face-to-face and/or hybrid evening courses using Zoom and may include online teaching assignments. The position will direct, assess, and evaluate the learning experiences of students along with the assessing the effectiveness of the English and non-traditional programs. Relevant courses that may be include in this assignment include English Composition, American Literature, and Fundamentals of Speech.

    We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and equity.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in English, or master’s degree in a field closely related to English with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in English.
    • Teaching experience in English.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of English courses.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in English, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in English, or Doctorate in a field other than English (e.g., Doctor of Education) with a master’s degree in English. Three years teaching experience in English.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate English courses in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    • Collaborate with relevant staff, program coordinators, academic deans and other administrators to ensure high-quality instruction and student success.
    Adjunct/Subject Matter Expert Online Course Developers

    Part-time, exempt | Online

    The School of Arts and Sciences at Oakland City University is seeking subject matter experts in English/Literature, Biology, Math and/or Communication to develop engaging online courses in collaboration with faculty and in alignment with university standards. These courses mirror general education offering on main campus and fulfill requirements of fully online programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Early Childhood and Christian Studies.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Terminal or master’s in a related field with 18 graduate hours in English/Literature, Biology, Math and/or Communication
    • Experience developing and teaching online courses in designated disciplines
    • In-depth and current understanding of instructional issues related to teaching and learning in online settings
    • Experience using a range of tools to develop instructional materials, including proficiency in learning management systems (Moodle preferred) and Quality Matters standards
    • Excellent time management, communication, and collaboration skills

    Preferred –

    • Terminal or master’s degree in English/Literature, Biology, Math, and/or Communication

    Essential Functions

    • Develop online course syllabi and master course shells in accordance with best practices in online teaching, departmental guidance, and university standards
    • Select course materials and resources to support delivery of online instruction
    • Complete specified deliverables in a timely manner to ensure course is fully designed and quality reviewed prior to the date the course is offered for the first time
    • Revise course as a result of the review process and feedback from faculty, instructors, and/or students
    • Copy-edit content for errors, style, accuracy, and meaning
    • Teach developed online course the first time (when applicable)
    Online Adjunct - English

    Part-time, exempt | Online

    The Department of English at Oakland City University is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as an online adjunct instructor of English starting July 1st, 2019. We especially invite degree-qualified individuals with experience teaching online composition courses to apply. We encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of retaining a diverse student body.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in a field closely related to English, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in English.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.
    • Experience with college level instruction.
    • Experience utilizing interactive online teaching methods that promote student engagement.
    • An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University.

    Preferred –

    • Terminal degree in English, or closely related field (e.g., Composition, Creative Writing) OR master’s degree in English.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate online English courses online in alignment with approved course syllabi and LMS course shell.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    Adjunct Faculty - Music

    Part-time, exempt | Main Campus

    The Department of Music at Oakland City University is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as adjunct instructors teaching music courses on main campus (located in Oakland City, IN) in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. The position is housed within the School of Arts and Sciences, a team of faculty across diverse fields committed to providing an excellent learning environment, supporting student development, and impacting the world through the success of its graduates.

    We especially encourage qualified individuals with experience teaching music history courses and with a background in brass and stringed instruments to apply. In addition, we welcome applications from candidates who will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of preparing students of diverse backgrounds for positive leadership and service in a global society.

    Qualifications

    A master’s degree in Music or a master’s degree in a closely related field with 18 graduate hours in Music, and evidence of potential for effective teaching required. A Doctorate in Music (D.M.), professional and/or private teaching experience in vocal or instrumental areas, and evidence of potential for effective teaching preferred.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach face-to-face music courses in alignment with approved course syllabi.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    Adjunct Instructor of Government

    Part-time, exempt | Main Campus

    The Department of History at Oakland City University is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as an adjunct instructor of government. The successful candidate will join a small-and-collegial department on main campus (located in Oakland City, IN) in August 2019. We especially invite degree-qualified individuals with experience teaching courses addressing state and local government to apply. As a department dedicated to studying the multicultural nature of humanity’s past, we strongly encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of retaining a diverse student body.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in a field closely related to Government or Political Science, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Government or Political Science.
    • Evidence of potential for effective teaching.
    • Experience with college level instruction.
    • Experience utilizing interactive teaching methods that promote student engagement.
    • Potential for scholarly activity, ongoing scholarly activity, and/or a record of scholarly publications in the field.
    • Evidence of significant professional and leadership activities.
    • An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian University.
    • Experience with collaborative learning, the use of technology in education, and hybrid and online teaching preferred.

    Preferred –

    • Ph. D. in Government, Political Science, or closely related field (e.g., Public Policy Administration, Diplomacy, International Studies/Relations) OR Master’s degree in Government or Political Science.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach introductory and higher-level undergraduate courses for majors and non-majors in the field in face-to-face and online courses in alignment with approved course syllabi.
    • Pursue continuing/ongoing research in area of concentration.
    • Assist students in learning subject matter knowledge and skills that can lead them to grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    • Select supplementary texts, materials, and equipment necessary for effective delivery of course content.
    Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor

    Part-time, exempt | Main Campus

    The Department of Criminal Justice at Oakland City University, a Christian faith-based liberal arts institution, is searching for applicants who are eager to serve as an adjunct instructor in our main campus-based baccalaureate Criminal Justice degree program in Oakland City, IN. The successful candidate(s) will join a small-and-collegial department when they begin offering engaging instruction to our main campus students beginning in January 2019.

    The Department of Criminal Justice is seeking adjunct instructors that are interested in teaching Criminal Justice courses on the main campus that include Alternatives to Incarceration, Offender Assessment System, Probation and Parole, Correctional Administration, and Community Corrections. All main campus courses are offered in 15-week sessions during the fall and spring terms. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

    We strongly encourage applications from candidates that will honor our university’s commitment to recruiting a highly qualified and diverse faculty invested in the mission of preparing students for positive leadership.

    Qualifications

    Required –

    • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or Corrections or a field closely related to Criminal Justice with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice/Corrections.
    • Evidence of potential for effective classroom teaching.
    • Experience with collaborative learning, interactive and innovative instructional methods that promote student engagement, and hybrid course teaching preferred.
    • Evidence of professional and leadership activities in criminal justice or corrections.
    • An understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education at a Christian university.

    Preferred –

    • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, or closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in criminal justice (e.g., Homeland Security/Security Studies, Public Administration, or Government). A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) is not appropriate for this position.

    Essential Functions

    • Teach undergraduate criminal justice courses with a focus on corrections-related areas for majors and non-majors that are in alignment with approved course syllabi.
    • Assist students in learning the subject matter, while focusing on knowledge and skill acquisition that can assist them grow intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and spiritually.
    • Direct, assess, and evaluate student learning and assist in evaluating specific programs where courses are taught.
    • Participate in faculty/instructor professional development and other initiatives when available.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
    Adjunct Faculty - Special Education

    Part-time, exempt | Plainfield Campus

    Help students to learn subject matter and skills which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential for 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.

    Qualifications

    Doctorate in Educational Psychology, Special Education, Education or Social Sciences field (e.g., Psychology, Sociology) plus certification in Special Education or Educational Psychology, P-12 or higher education teaching experience, experience with educational research, and evidence of potential for effective teaching.

    Essential Functions

    • Demonstrate effective teaching and/or supervision
    • Support the conceptual framework knowledge base and adhere to course objectives and assessments as outlined in course syllabi
    • Observe school policies and procedures
    • Collaborate with school faculty and administration
    • Keep current in the profession through study
    • Maintain professional development

    STAFF

    Assistant Director of Library Services

    Full-time | Main Campus

    The Assistant Director will lead the library’s efforts to effectively use current and emerging technologies in the provision of information services and resources.  The position will have leadership responsibility in the library.   Under the immediate direction of the Director of Library Services, the responsibilities for this position include supervising the work study program for the library, managing the library’s circulation services, user support services, and access of services.

    Qualifications:  M.L.S., preferred; B.S. required; experience in various phases of library work including cataloging, purchasing, computerized cataloging and control systems, etc.

    Essential Functions:

      • Supervises circulation, course reserve and stack maintenance services.
      • Customizes and maintains library circulation management system.
      • Supervises interlibrary loan and digital document delivery services.
      • Schedules student workers; coordinates volunteers; provides training and support in areas of supervision.
      • Recommends and implements operational efficiencies.
      • Shares in monitoring user satisfaction making appropriate adjustments in library resources, services, and hours.
      • Shares reference responsibilities with other library staff, both in person and virtual.
      • Provides library staff and user training in library resources and technologies.
      • Collaborates in the identification of new digital resources for the library’s collection.
      • When needed, collaborates with partners on digitization projects.
      • Assists with the design and maintenance of the library’s website, discovery system and other search tools and interfaces.
      • Maintains skills in and knowledge of the latest developments in emerging standards and technologies for library services and electronic access to library resources.
      • Maintains skills in and knowledge of the various computer applications used in the library, including but not limited to WMS, ContentDM, OCLC, EBSCOhost, InfoExpress.
      • Represents BRLRC on appropriate committees of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI).
      • Participates as a member of relevant professional associations.
      • Hours includes evenings as needed
      • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
      Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

      Part-time | Main Campus

      Assist head coach in all aspects of coaching of respective sport.

      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.

      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
      Director of the Center of Calling and Career

      Full-time | Main Campus

      Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Life, Director of the Center for Calling and Career will improve and increase student success through the development of the center, management of the career pathways programs and success communities, and the systematic coordination of career exploration, advising, development, and placement. This position will work with internal and external constituents. The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies to enhance career and life planning efforts through the career pathways program, manage the OCU success communities, and work with the campus to increase student success and retention. This includes conducting one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops and seminars, as well as writing and updating handouts and brochures, and creating and maintaining career resources and websites. In addition, the person will work with staff and faculty to design and maintain activities and events that connect students with potential employers for internships and full-time employment.

      Duties also include working with the Career Development Staff to develop and maintain an employer database for work-based-learning opportunities, and full- and part-time positions, organizing career events and activities, and using technology to facilitate the company-student connection. The Director will work to incorporate career activities with the other student development and student service efforts of the College.

      The Director must excel and thrive in a team approach setting and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. A strong knowledge and comfort with technology, including digital media, social media, Microsoft Office, web publishing packages and databases is a plus.

      Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Experience in and/or commitment to working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomics, academic and disability backgrounds.

      Bachelor’s degree is required with at least two years of experience in student development, case management, career services, career technical program areas, and/or a substantive combination of the above.  Master’s degree preferred.

      Strong relationship-building skills and cross-organizational collaboration.

      Desirable Qualifications:

      Experience building and developing a teamwork environment, including collaboration with constituents outside the department.

      Relevant experience assisting students with career placement.

      Planning and implementing student and/or business-sector events

      Strong experience connecting business and industry to education

      Comfort with technology, internet resources, social media, and contemporary communication methods

      Essential Functions

      • Management of the Center for Calling and Career (30%)

        Develop, implement, and manage the Career Pathways program which is a career development program for students which begins during their first year on campus.  Students engage in career building practices and skills each year they attend OCU.

        Coordinate the operations of the Center with other Student Life offices (religious life, inclusion and diversity, student advising, etc.) to enhance student success and retention.

        In collaboration with the Career Development Coordinators and other career personnel, utilize, maintain, and modernize an appropriate software system that leverages placement, graduate tracking, labor market information, and job openings.

        In collaboration with Academic Affairs and School Deans, provide direction and development of a comprehensive Career Advising system which strategically coordinates and integrates all aspects of career development, career exploration, work-based-learning, job placement, and career planning with a student’s academic curriculum and major.

        Oversee, manage, and revise annual budget for the Center, maintain expense records, make recommendations for budget revisions and prepare reports for submission.

        Develop strategies to meet specified goals and evaluation of progress in meeting program goals.

        Serve on appropriate college, local, and regional committees related to career development and placement

        Assist with other student service activities performed by staff or as directed by the Associate Vice President for Student Life.

        Student Success Communities (30%)

        Manage and direct the Student Success Communities for first year students.  These success communities are essential to the success and retention of our first year students. 

        Recruit and train success coaches to lead the success communities.

        Provide information, programs, and materials for the success coaches to use and employ within the success communities.

        Conduct annual evaluations of the effectiveness of the success communities.

        Job Search Assistance/Career Coaching (25%)

        Counsel with students one-on-one about strategies for their job search including self-assessment, exploration, decision-making, job search skills (resume & cover letter writing, interviewing skills, negotiation skills, etc.) and self-directed job search strategies.

        Develop and conduct workshops, seminars or classes relevant to self-assessment, job search skills and job search strategies

        Conduct seminars and presentations in ongoing classes and through student organizations on self-assessment, job search skills and job search strategies

        Develop plans to market career planning strategies to students and alumni

        Maintain and develop a Career Resource Center including books, magazines, job postings and other career resources

        Coordinate on-campus interview opportunities

        Work closely with faculty and departments to evaluate, improve and coordinate services, especially internships management. Maintain a database of current and potential industry contacts for internships.

        Student Life Team (15%)

        Work closely with the Student Life team in the overall operations of student life at Oakland City University.

       

      Director of Development

      Full-time | Main Campus

      The Director of Development will be responsible for helping the university reach its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts. This position will oversee unrestricted giving including the “Oak Fund” which is the general annual fund for Oakland City University. The director is responsible for building a broad base of sustainable, annual support for the university from alumni, friends, churches, faculty, staff, students, and corporations. This position requires travel with the ability to lead people and manage operations. It is crucial for the director to have the ability to problem solve using technology in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while seeking innovative ways to maximize financial support for Oakland City University through fundraising and sponsorships.

      Qualifications

      B.S. in Business Administration, (e.g., Marketing, Accounting, Public Relations); Master’s degree preferred. Fundraising experience preferred.

      Essential Functions

        • Create and manage a comprehensive unrestricted fundraising plan and appeal schedule including the “Oak” Annual Fund aligning with the Office of Advancement Strategic Plan.
        • Collaborate with the VP for University Advancement and other departments to implement a crowdfunding campaign to increase giving across campus.
        • Work with the VP for University Advancement and Donor Relations Coordinator to manage gift acknowledgement procedures.
        • Prepare weekly, monthly, and other relevant annual giving and unrestricted giving reports.
        • Meet travel expectations of 8-10 face-to-face visits per month.
        • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donors moving them up the donor pyramid to become major donors.
        • Assist with selected projects that may be required by the Advancement office, (e.g., the President’s Golf Classic).
        • Provides counsel and assistance to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations including working with other staff to manage communications, (e.g., email).
        Facilities Service Worker 1

        Part-time | Main Campus

        Serves as Administrative Assistant / Receptionist to the Department Director, handles essential reports, memos, and other pertinent information as it relates to the department.

        Qualifications: 

        5 years experience in field of housekeeping, minimum; High school diploma; Valid Driver’s license.

        Essential Functions:

        • Accepts the responsibility for the care, condition, and appearance of all buildings, facilities and grounds; which may or may not require working on weekends. (Check with Director of Facilities Services or Facilities Services Coordinator for specific work days.)
        • Recommends purchase of necessary parts for repairs to Facilities Coordinator and/or Director of Facilities Services.
        • Cleans buildings and facilities as needed and identified.
        • Conducts periodical inspections of buildings to determine areas of needed cleaning and reports them to the Facilities Coordinator.
        • 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 paperwork as required by the Facilities Coordinator, Director of Facilities Services and the University administration.
        • Keep informed of new housekeeping techniques and operations.
        • Conducts other duties related to those assigned by the Facilities Coordinator, Director of Facilities Services or the Vice President for Administration.

         

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