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Department:James E. Hurley Division of Science and Mathematics
OBU Mission Statement
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 achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior.
Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith
Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University
Commitment to active membership in a local evangelical church
People are treated with dignity and respect
Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust
Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic
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, and other courses as fitting within the Biology and Natural Science departments
Incorporate Oklahoma Academic Science Standards/Next Generation Science Standards into the Secondary Science curriculum and individual courses
Supervise Secondary Science Education majors during student teaching semesters
Counsel and advise Secondary Science Education and Natural Science majors and minors
Manage and operate the Wood Science planetarium to serve OBU classes and students in the Shawnee area and surrounding communities
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
Assist in planning and managing environmental resources on campus, such as the undeveloped land on both the gold and green campuses
Participate in community outreach, especially in areas of environmental stewardship
Engage in scholarship appropriate for a liberal arts environment
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 one on one advisement, small group settings, or large classroom environments
Demonstrate a passion for environmental stewardship and management with involvement in environmental initiatives and/or organizations
Possess and demonstrate strong people skills
Relate to colleagues in the OBU community as well as be a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
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
Preferred: Experience teaching K-12 science or undergraduate Science Education and Natural Science courses, particularly courses with a focus on organismal and/or environmental science
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution 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.