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Faculty Careers - English Literature and Composition
For a one-year visiting appointment beginning August 1, 2021, Oklahoma Baptist University seeks an active or emerging Christian scholar of literature, rhetoric/composition, or creative writing with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates. The successful candidate will teach core curriculum courses in composition and literature and may have opportunity to teach upper-level literature or writing courses. A generalist committed to teaching core courses is preferred; applicants with ability to teach courses in British literature, multicultural or non-Western literature, Western literature surveys, and/or creative writing will also be welcome. The expected teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. University-owned housing may be available if relocation is required.
Teach core curriculum and upper-level undergraduate English courses
Keep accurate class records and submit reports and grades
Keep regular office hours for advising students
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
Must be able to teach multiple English courses, including composition and literature courses
Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and pedagogy for diverse student populations
Be able to conduct a college classroom to maximize the student learning experience
Be able to adjust teaching methods to meeting student needs
Be able to work effectively with college age students in individual advisement as well as small and large class environments
Be proficient in office technology, office software (including various Microsoft tools), and classroom presentation software
Education and Experience
Required: Master’s degree in English or M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Preferred: D. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Creative Writing, or hours toward the Ph.D.
Preferred: Experience teaching undergraduates in a Christian liberal arts institution
Special Requirement: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate commitment to the ideals of Christian Liberal Arts education and will be an active member of an evangelical congregation.
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.