OC Mission and Purpose: Oklahoma Christian University is a diverse community of scholars and learners 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. 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.
Position: The Nurse Faculty works as a member of as a member of nursing faculty to teach classes and provide clinical supervision and instruction to students in Oklahoma Christian University’s nursing program. This position reports to the Dean for the College of Professional Studies and Professor of Nursing.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required; Ph.D. in Nursing preferred. University teaching and on-line teaching experience preferred.
- Nursing faculty will hold a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers.
- Active membership in a congregation of the Church of Christ required.
Primary Responsibilities as a Member of the Faculty:
- Teach nursing classes.
- Supervise, instruct and evaluate student clinical competencies in laboratory and clinical settings.
- Maintain expertise in field of study and teaching pedagogy by attending seminars, workshops and classes for self-improvement and/or professional enhancement.
- Demonstrate procedures in nursing skills laboratory, supervise student demonstrations and evaluate student performance and maintain appropriate records of student performance.
Service to Students and the School:
- Contribute to the planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of the philosophy and curriculum of the nursing education program.
- Participate as a member of the faculty team, volunteering for addition duties as needed.
- Advise students regarding their program progression.
- Mentor students regarding spiritual, professional and academic growth.
- Refer students to university academic resources.
- Support recruitment and program promotion efforts.
Service to the University, Profession, and Community:
- Serve on University committees as assigned.
- Maintain active participation in professional organizations as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned consistent with achievement of the University mission.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence and course syllabi.
- Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from individuals and groups, including students, employees, parents, and the general public.
- Must be punctual and detail oriented.
- Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions. Ability to learn and adapt to changes in software products and other advancements in technology.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
- Essential functions are performed within the classroom environment, office and classroom on the college campus.
- Perform essential skills in a laboratory and some in various healthcare facilities where students are assigned clinical experiences supervised by nursing faculty.
- Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but schedules may be flexed with supervisor approval.
Salary and Benefits:
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications and comparable higher education cohort benchmarks.
- Standard University benefits package:
- Health insurance premium support
- 403(b) matching contributions
- Tuition discount and other staff benefits
Timetable: Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, statement of faith, and OC application form to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136.
Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches 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.
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 of Christ, and to support the Christian mission of the University.