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Language and Literature Call for Applicants

Monday, April 7, 2008   (0 Comments)
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Oklahoma Christian University is seeking faculty applications in the following areas. If you, or someone you know, fits the qualifications, please have them contact us at the address given.

The Department of Language and Literature at Oklahoma Christian invites applications for the faculty position of Assistant/Associate Professor of English with an emphasis in Composition/Rhetoric, to be filled by Fall 2009. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but qualified ABD candidates will also be considered. Teaching duties of the faculty position include an initial 3/3 load of 2 General Education Composition Courses and 1 upper level writing course each semester. The upper level writing courses include technical writing and 1 advanced writing course to be developed by the candidate.  As Coordinator of Composition/Rhetoric, other duties will include overseeing the General Education composition program, initiating a practicum for writing majors, and enhancing the writing major through membership in relevant professional societies.

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 boasts a variety of academic successes, including an active Honors Society chapter, an annual faith-based speaker series, 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 scholarship in composition and demonstrate expertise in teaching writing. Based on the candidate's qualifications, rank negotiation will follow according to the standards specified in the Oklahoma Christian University Faculty Handbook.

Oklahoma Christian is a liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. All applicants should be active members of the Churches of Christ and have a personal life that reflects the teachings, example, and love of Jesus Christ. Interested applicants should send their cv, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation from academic sources, a writing sample, and a teaching philosophy which specifically addresses integration of faith and learning to the address below.

Dr. David Lowry
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Oklahoma Christian University
Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136

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