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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.
Expectations for all Employees 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. • 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. • Efficiency is achieved through wise management of human and financial resources.
Purpose The Dickinson School of Business invites applications for a fulltime professor who can teach finance courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The ideal candidate will maximize utilization of our new finance lab, integrate the Bloomberg terminal in the finance courses, and provide leadership for the School’s Student Managed Investment Fund. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in personal finance, principles of finance, investments, portfolio analysis, financial management, international finance, and the possible creation of new finance courses in the curriculum. The candidate may also teach an MBA course in financial management. Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional and community activities for the purposes of scholarship, professional development, student advising & mentorship, recruiting, and service.
Essential Functions • Teaching finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Depending on qualifications, teaching other courses in the School of Business and University is possible. • Student advising and mentoring. • University committee service as assigned. • School of Business duties as assigned.
Other Duties • Assisting with the assessment process and accreditation reporting for the Finance major. • Working with Admissions to recruit students to the Business School and University. • Networking within the community to help students connect with industry.
Required: • Ability to teach courses in finance • Strong communication skills • Willingness to advise and mentor students • Ability to serve as a representative to the professional community beyond OBU • Commitment to pursue scholarly activity • Willingness to teach some online courses • A terminal degree in finance • Be proficient in office technology, office software (including various Microsoft tools), finance technology (e.g. Bloomberg, etc.) and classroom presentation software. • Sufficient mobility and physical stamina to teach classes and to travel as needed. • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University and the Paul Dickinson School of Business • Must be an active member of an evangelical* church in one's community of residence, willing to teach in accordance with the Baptist Faith & Message 2000, and in agreement with the university's policy on human sexuality (provided by HR upon request).
*Evangelical is a broad term referring to a segment within Christianity which maintains the authority of the Bible and the belief in salvation by faith in Jesus alone.
Preferred: • An additional 18 graduate hours in accounting is desired. • Successful teaching experience at the university level and industry experience. • Experience with Bloomberg Terminal is desired.
Who We Are:
Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City. Founded in 1910, the campus encompasses just under 300 beautiful acres and offers 80 areas of study. OBU transforms students’ lives by equipping them 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. We achieve our mission through a shared commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith, our vision and mission, and active participation in local evangelical churches. OBU believes that all people must be treated with dignity and respect. Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust. Finally, we believe that excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic. Come join us and work with a purpose, where faith is the heart of education.