Tenure-Track or Visiting Faculty in Physics
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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: Oklahoma Christian University invites applications for a potential (pending funding determination) faculty position to teach Physics within the Division of Natural Science within the College of Natural & Health Sciences. The successful candidate will collaborate with all science and engineering faculty members in performing duties essential to the achievement of established university goals.
Master’s degree required; PhD in physics or astronomy is preferred, but ABD candidate will be considered
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers
Successful candidate shall be actively engage in a life of Christian faith and service and an active member of a local church
Teach introductory physics courses and general education science courses, including laboratory sections, in both algebra-based and calculus-based classes
Manage laboratory experiments and equipment in the area of physics
Design, implement, assess, and continually improve the curriculum
Serve as an academic advisor to science students needing assistance or information
Work on assigned committees
Confidentially and efficiently maintain CNHS documents
Further the mission of the College of Natural & Health Sciences by developing community among the students, faculty, staff, and industry constituents
Salary and Benefits:
Salary and rank 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
Application review will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To apply 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: email@example.com or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136 (Electronic attachments and cover letters are preferred).
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 congregation, and to support the Christian mission of the University.