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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

There are no full-time faculty positions open at this time.

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.

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