Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies


Website Oklahoma Baptist University

Department: Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry

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.

Core Commitments: 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 active membership in a local evangelical church
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University 
  • 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

Overview: The Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry of Oklahoma Baptist University invites applicants for the tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, with emphasis in systematic theology and related fields.  

The Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry prepares students both spiritually and intellectually through a rigorous curriculum of Biblical and Theological Studies, Philosophy, and Christian and Cross-Cultural Ministry, all within the context of Oklahoma Baptist University’s liberal arts curriculum. 

Essential Functions:

  • Teach introductory and upper-level
  • Bible and theology courses 
  • Serve as academic advisor to students as assigned
  • Participate in recruitment activities of the Herschel H. Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry; collaborate with the Chair and Dean in all recruitment and retention activities

Other Duties:

  • Serve on University committees as assigned
  • Provide departmental duties as assigned
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, and activate professional networks to provide students with guided, real-world opportunities

Qualifications: Knowledge, skills, and abilities required

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Possess and demonstrate strong pedagogy 
  • Able to assess student ability and adjust teaching as appropriate
  • Able to advise students
  • Able to relate to colleagues in the OBU community and serve as a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
  • Proficient with personal computing software and hardware
  • Proficient with classroom audio/visual equipment
  • Able to travel locally, regionally, and nationally 
  • Possess the mobility and stamina required to walk about campus to visit various offices
  • Able to transport moderately heavy items to offices and classrooms 

Education: Ph.D. in Systematic Theology or related field

Experience: Pastoral experience and higher education teaching experience

Special Requirement: Active member in a local Southern Baptist church

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