Writer in Residence, Visiting - Renewable

Opening Date for Hire: February 18, 2014

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of March 10, 2014, we are no longer seeking applicants.

Call for Applicant: Visiting Position, Writer in Residence

Language and Literature

Oklahoma Christian’s Department of Language and Literature seeks applicants for a one-year Writer-in-Residence position. Candidates should have an M.A. or MFA in Creative or Professional writing. Strong candidates will show interest in developing professional writing through internship strategies, as well as interest in sponsoring the literary journal Soundings. The position load is 2/2 with both creative and professional courses expected. Course reduction allows for the faculty member to work with the speakers’ series The McBride Center for Public Humanities. The position is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.

In addition, the faculty member would work with existing faculty in the usual academic roles of advising students and serving on faculty committees.  As a department committed to the integration of faith and learning, Language and Literature is a dynamic community that serves over 100 majors and minors and boasts a variety of academic successes, including an active Honors Society chapter, a strong student/faculty connection, and successful placement of graduates. We seek an engaged candidate prepared to join such an energetic faculty and student body. The successful candidate will submit evidence of professional, creative writing, as well as teaching writing. Based on the candidate’s qualifications, rank negotiation will follow according to the standards specified in the Oklahoma Christian University Faculty Policy Manual.

Interested candidates should submit complete cv, transcripts, teaching philosophy, statement of faith and learning, a statement regarding the support of the OC mission, and list of references to Karen Sorensen, Executive Assistant at karen.sorensen@oc.edu.  All full-time faculty at Oklahoma Christian must be active members of local Church of Christ congregations. 

Oklahoma Christian University is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity as defined by federal and state law.  OC does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, age, religion, sex, or disabled veteran/Vietnam era veteran status, in its admissions policy, programs, or activities, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University-administered programs, or employment practices and programs.

Notwithstanding, as a religiously affiliated institution of higher learning, Oklahoma Christian University reserves the right, to the fullest extent allowed by the Constitution of the United States, the State of Oklahoma, and all statutory and judge made law, to make admissions and employment decisions based on the University’s interpretation of Holy Scripture.

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