Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

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Website Oklahoma Baptist University

Department: School of Education

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 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

Overview: Oklahoma Baptist University is looking for an active Christian scholar of education with a strong commitment to assist teacher education candidates in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to assist K-12 students in reaching their potential. Candidates who specialize in secondary education are encouraged to apply for the position. Our educators equip teacher education candidates in the pursuit of academic excellence through the integration of Christian faith and knowledge. Currently, OBU offers undergraduate teacher education courses, with the potential for graduate level courses on the horizon. Additional duties and responsibilities may include departmental leadership, assessment coordination, and accreditation support. Duties will be determined based on the applicant’s experience and areas of expertise. The Teacher Education program at OBU is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and by the Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA).

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit application materials below to hr@okbu.edu:

  • A cover letter
  • An OBU Faculty application form: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/faculty.pdf
  • Summary of the development of your personal, Christian faith and commitment.  Answer the question, “in what ways does your faith affect your personal and professional lives?”
  • Description of your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Essential Functions:

  • Teach teacher education courses within the School of Education as assigned
  • Prepare and distribute syllabi according to University policy
  • Utilize presentation software and learning management system for courses
  • Organize and direct the learning experiences with assigned classes as outlined in the course syllabus and objectives
  • Keep accurate class records and submit reports and grades on time and as requested
  • Be available during office hours to counsel and advise student majors and minors
  • Participate in divisional duties as assigned
  • Remain professionally active – attend appropriate conference at all levels, present programs, papers, and conference sessions as appropriate, submit journal articles for review and publication, conduct quality research, stay current on the latest changes in field
  • Participate within the campus community, serving on committees as assigned
  • Participate fully in campus faculty development opportunities
  • Assist in recruiting students to the School of Education

Other Duties: 

  • Teach foundational education and methodology courses
  • Participate in state and national accreditation processes
  • Serve on the Teacher Education Committee

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • CAEP Standards
  • OEQA Standards
  • INTASC Standards
  • Assessment and Data collection

Skills

  • Accurate record keeping
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficient in technology and learning management programs for classroom and teaching purposes
  • Integrate faith and learning

Abilities

  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between content areas and the School of Education
  • Facilitate learning in teacher education candidates

Physical Requirements

  • Sufficient mobility and physical stamina to conduct 2-3 classes back-to-back; walk about the campus; travel to local, regional, state and national locations, and transport moderately heavy items to offices and classrooms

Special Requirements

  • Demonstrate vibrant Christian faith that aligns with the mission of Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Active member of an evangelical church

Education

  • Required: Master of Education in an education field such as curriculum, instruction, education leadership, or content area
  • Preferred: D. or Doctor of Education in a field such as curriculum, instruction, education leadership, or content area

Experience

  • Required: A minimum of three years teaching in the K-12 setting, preferably at the secondary level
  • Preferred: Full-time or part-time experience in teacher preparation in higher education

To apply for this job email your details to hr@okbu.edu