Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in Gaming and Animation

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Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in Gaming and Animation

Posted:  10-17-2018

Position:  Oklahoma Christian University’s Department of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position—tenure-track or visiting depending on the circumstances of the successful candidate with initial appointment scheduled for August of 2019.  OC’s Art and Design Department offers rigorous BFA and BA experiences for more than 200 majors in 5 concentrations (Fine Art, Digital Art, Gaming and Animation, Graphic Design and Interior Architecture). With over 120 majors, Gaming and Animation constitutes the largest program, and the successful candidate must be qualified to teach courses within this area of concentration.  

Mission and Culture:

Oklahoma Christian University is a diverse community of scholars and learners, of seekers and sowers, all committed in service to a common mission to “transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.”  OC is committed to hiring employees who are actively engaged in a life of Christian discipleship as we strive to create an employment culture that encourages faculty and staff to lean into the university’s Christian mission with an emphasis on authenticity and unity, not uniformity. Though dependent on God’s and each other’s grace, we aspire to professional and personal standards reflective of Christ’s example and adherent to principles drawn from holy scripture. To assist our individual and collective accountability to these standards, university employees enter a Covenant of prescriptive conduct and assent to a Statement of Commitment that identifies defining core beliefs. The university recognizes that employment at OC is not a fit for everyone, so we encourage you to explore what we believe to determine if our mission is your calling.     

As a Christ-centered university, Oklahoma Christian values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become more inclusive and fully representative of God’s broad array of human creation, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty and staff.

Primary Qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree in Game Design, Animation, New Media, or Graphic Design is preferred. Consideration may be given to a candidate without a terminal degree, but who possesses a distinguished professional record and alternative academic credentials compatible to departmental needs.  Teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers.  Evidence of scholarship in field of expertise preferred.  Must be an active member of a local church.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Standard University benefits package
    • Health insurance premium support
    • Retirement plan: 403 (b) matching contribution
    • Tuition discount and other staff benefits

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach a full-time load, typically three studio/lab courses per semester during the fall and spring semesters. Assignment will include classes at all levels, including possible team-teaching of a freshman-level foundations course.
  • Recruit and mentor students in the Gaming and Animation program.
  • Serve as academic advisor to students within the major.
  • Along with other faculty and staff provide supervision of three labs.

Timetable:  Review of applications for this position will begin November 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, OC application form, personal statement of faith, statement of teaching philosophy, and a link to an on-line portfolio showing 20 samples each of personal work and students’ work (Art Station, Behance or personal website), copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), and 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from home congregation) to Human Resources at human.resources@oc.edu or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136. (Electronic attachments and cover letters are preferred)

Oklahoma Christian is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Church of Christ. The University complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability.  As a religious educational institution the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission. Such consideration includes preference for qualified candidates who are members of the Church of Christ.

Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “The Second Mile-Serving One Another” goal of the University, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local church, and to support the Christian mission of the University and its unique, identifying relationship with the Church of Christ.  Adherence to the OC Covenant and signed assent to the OC Statement of Commitment are required of all employees.