Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in the Department of Psychology and Family Science

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Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in the Department of Psychology and Family Science

Posted:  10/03/2018

Position:    Oklahoma Christian University’s Department of Psychology and Family Science seeks candidates for tenure-track or visiting, full-time positions.  The department offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Psychology, a B.S. degree in Family Science and a B.S. degree in Human Development Family Science.  The department has an excellent record of graduate and professional placement, and achieved a 100% acceptance rate among the 2017-18 class who applied to graduate programs. The Human Development Family Science program is a certified Family Life Education program through the National Council on Family Relations.  

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:  Doctorate in appropriate field preferred; ABD and masters-level candidates may be considered.  Teaching experience required.  Evidence of scholarship in field of expertise.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers.  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 12 credit hours per semester, to include a combination of courses that serve majors in the Psychology and Family Science department.
  • Recruit, retain, and mentor students majoring in the department’s various programs.
  • Course assignment will vary depending on the successful candidate’s specific area of expertise and could include courses in human development, family theory, family law and policy, social psychology, general psychology, or other areas in the department.
  • Advisement of students within the major.

Timetable:  Review of applications for this position is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled, subject to final institutional approval.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, OC application form, personal statement of faith, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), 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.