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The James E. Hurley Division invites applicants for an assistant/associate professor of Natural Science to serve as the primary advisor and instructor for the Science Education major. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses in the Natural Science curriculum, serve on University committees, and participate within the profession and Christian community.
Teach Science Education courses such as Environmental Science for Educators, Earth Science for Educators, Methods of Teaching, Secondary Science and other courses as fitting within the Biology and Natural Science departments
Supervise Science Education majors during student teaching semesters
Counsel and advise Science Education and Natural Science majors and minors
Participate within the campus community, serving on committees as assigned, particularly the Teacher Education Committee and subcommittees
Assist with the assessment process and accreditation reporting for the Science Education major, including participation in the CAEP accreditation process
Assist in recruiting students to the Science Education major
Manage the Wood Science greenhouse
Manage and operate the Wood Science planetarium
Engage in scholarship appropriate for a liberal arts environment
Collaborate with the Division of Teacher Education and the Director of Teacher Education regarding curricular needs of candidates preparing to teach P-8.
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/faculty.pdf , Statement of Faith, vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effectively teach classes in the fields of Science Education and Natural Science
Integrate the Christian faith into the classroom environment
Work effectively with college age students in either 1 on 1 advisement, small group settings, or large classroom environments
Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
Relate to colleagues in the OBU community as well as be a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
Collaborate with local P-12 science teachers to maintain currency in P-8 science curriculum and to establish relationships with secondary science teachers for the purpose of student teaching placement
Ability to conduct 2 to 3 classes back to back
Proficiency with office and educational technology, software (including various Microsoft tools), and classroom presentation technology
Required: Master’s degree in Science Education, Natural Science or Biology
Preferred: PhD in Science Education, Natural Science or Biology with training in organismal and/or environmental science
Required: Three years teaching experience at the P-12 level
Preferred: Experience teaching undergraduate Science Education and Natural Science courses, particularly courses with a focus on organismal and/or environmental science
About Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution with more than 2,000 students and 350 faculty and staff, on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. A candidate's religious beliefs and practices will be considered in the light of the University's mission. Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form to: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/administrative.pdf, a vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to: email@example.com.