Tenure-Track or Visiting Music Faculty
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. 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.
Position: Oklahoma Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track or visiting position in the Department of Music targeting a fall 2021 start date. Applications for full-time or part-time appointment will be considered.
- ABD are preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree and other qualified experience will be considered
- Higher education teaching experience and/or at the secondary level is desired.
- Candidates with performing/teaching experience in brass, woodwind or percussion will be given priority consideration
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender and cultural barriers.
- Active engagement in a life of Christian faith and service which includes membership in a local church.
Primary Responsibilities: The position will be shaped according to the strengths of the successful applicant emphasizing potential to contribute excellence to the music program in some combination of teaching, conducting, and recruiting/advising students. Potential areas of emphasis may include: conductor for the Symphonic Band, a 50-60 piece ensemble consisting of music majors and non-majors; guidance of chamber ensemble experiences; assignments in the Music Education program.
Teaching: Teach undergraduate music courses in an area of specialization and according to the needs of the department. Instruction in Music History, Music Appreciation, and/or other classes or duties as appropriate.
Service: Academic advising as assigned, engagement in recruiting activities, and serving on university committees that contribute to the academic, spiritual and social quality of campus life and help fulfill faculty responsibility in a model of shared governance.
Scholarship: Initiate and sustain activities necessary to be current in the discipline. Engage in scholarly activity designed to advance human knowledge and understanding. Create and maintain appropriate educational records to document the academic performance of students, observing appropriate confidentiality. Collegially contribute to positive work and learning environment of the department and the university.
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
Timetable: Application review continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, OC application form, personal statement of faith, copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), three letters of recommendation (including one from a home congregation), and a statement of teaching philosophy 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. Though all applicants who are actively engaged in a life of Christian faith and service will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who are active members of 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.
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.