Faculty Openings

Careers at OCU

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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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three personal references electronically to bburgess@oak.edu.

Current Full Time Openings

Biology Faculty

9-months, exempt | Main Campus

The Department of Biology at Oakland City University, a Christian faith-based liberal arts institution, is searching for an Instructor/ Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Biology. This teaching position includes key responsibilities in instruction, advisement, assessment, and evaluation. The faculty member also will assist other Biology instructors within the Biology program in collaboration with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and other relevant staff.

We strongly encourage 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 for positive leadership.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Biology (thesis preferred) or master’s degree in a closely related field (thesis preferred) with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Biology.
  • Evidence of potential for effective teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of Biology/Science courses (e.g., Physical Science, Introduction to Life Science, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology & Field Biology, Dendrology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Developmental Biology).

Preferred:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Biology, or a Doctorate (Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Science) in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Biology. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered if they are close to completion.
  • Three to five years of professional experience in a Biology related field.
  • Ability to teach courses that cross-credit with Criminal Justice.

Essential Functions

  • Teach introductory and upper-level Biology/Science courses.
  • Advise students majoring in Biology and sponsor the Biology Club.
  • Coordinate course development and assess student learning outcomes that are tied to program learning outcomes.
  • Represent the Biology program to other groups and professional organizations.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging Biology research, trends, and issues.
  • Participate in faculty professional development and other school and university initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
Computer Science Faculty

9-months, exempt | Main Campus

The Instructor or Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the School of Arts and Sciences will work closely with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Dean of Business to design and develop the computer science program. The position will teach and advise in the Associate/Bachelor of Science programs on the main campus. The position will include a full-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 Computer Science program.

Employment Status: 9 months – exempt

Qualifications:

Preferred:

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

Required:

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

Essential Functions

  • TEACHING: Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and experiential learning projects; reviewing written examinations and papers; supervising independent study projects and supervising or teaching internships or programs. Full-time faculty at OCU are expected to teach a 12 hour load per semester.
  • ADVISING: Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular, and career matters. All full-time faculty are expected to advise students after serving in a full-time faculty role for two years.
  • RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY: Although Oakland City University is primarily a teaching institution, we encourage faculty to maintain research and creative activity. Research includes work conducted to create and add to knowledge in a field; expansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles; and improvement and application of knowledge.
  • Creative activity includes sustained artistic endeavor in composition, production, or professional development. Monetary compensation is provided for peer reviewed, published work.
  • SERVICE to the UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: University service includes service on the Faculty Assembly and university, college, and departmental committees. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
  • ADMINISTRATION: Administrative responsibilities include major service assignments within a department or college, such as acting as a department head or associate dean.
  • OTHER ASPECTS OF FACULTY PERFORMANCE: Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning, and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Health/Physical Education Faculty

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.

Employment Status: 9 months – exempt

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 GRADUTE LEVEL IN HEALTH- PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Essential Functions

  • TEACHING: Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or online courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and experiential learning projects; reviewing written examinations and papers; supervising independent study projects and supervising or teaching internships or programs. Full-time faculty at OCU are expected to teach a 12 hour load per semester.
  • ADVISING: Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular, and career matters. All full-time faculty are expected to advise students after serving in a full-time faculty role for two years.
  • RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY: Although Oakland City University is primarily a teaching institution, we encourage faculty to maintain research and creative activity. Research includes work conducted to create and add to knowledge in a field; expansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles; and improvement and application of knowledge.
  • Creative activity includes sustained artistic endeavor in composition, production, or professional development.  Monetary compensation is provided for peer reviewed, published work.
  • SERVICE to the UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: University service includes service on the Faculty Assembly and university, college, and departmental committees. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
  • ADMINISTRATION: Administrative responsibilities include major service assignments within a department or college, such as acting as a department head or associate dean.
  • OTHER ASPECTS OF FACULTY PERFORMANCE: Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning, and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.
Psychology Faculty

9-months, exempt | Main Campus

The Department of Psychology at Oakland City University, a Christian faith-based liberal arts institution, is searching for an Assistant Professor of Psychology. This teaching position includes key responsibilities in instruction, advisement, assessment, and evaluation. The Faculty member also will assist other Psychology instructors within the Psychology program in collaboration with the Dean of Arts and Sciences and other relevant staff.

We strongly encourage 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 for positive leadership.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Ph.D. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Psychology, or a Doctorate (Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Science) in a field closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Psychology. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered if they are close to completion.
  • Evidence of potential for effective teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of Psychology courses.

Preferred:

  • Three to five years of professional experience in a Psychology related field.
  • Ability to teach Statistics in Social Sciences and other courses that cross-credit with Criminal Justice.

Essential Functions

  • Teach introductory and upper-level Psychology courses.
  • Advise students majoring in Psychology and sponsor the Psychology Club.
  • Coordinate course development and assess student learning outcomes that are tied to program learning outcomes.
  • Represent the Psychology program to other groups and professional organizations.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging Psychology research, trends, and issues.
  • Participate in faculty professional development and other school and university initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Current Adjunct Openings

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 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 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.

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.