*This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), and will be required to participate in CSA training, and is required to immediately forward all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention to the Clery Compliance Officer.
The role of faculty of Ozark Christian College is one of spiritual leadership as well as academic instruction. Faculty are expected to meet the teaching/classroom expectations, research/service expectations, and participate in shared governance of academics as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. See letter G below for specific areas of interest.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach a course workload calculation of 24 credit hours per year as assigned by the Academic Dean. This workload may include multiple modalities (online, residential, etc.) and multiple levels (undergraduate and seminary) depending on faculty credentialing and institutional needs
Available for Faculty Service in order to bless and maintain a close relationship with the church, model Christian service, and recruit future students
Accept committee assignments, complete student learning assessments, and participate in other activities consistent with being a member of the faculty
Post and maintain hours available for student consultation and mentoring
Up-to-date knowledge related to their academic discipline
Integrate biblical principles and a Christian worldview into all aspects of education
Communicate effectively in written and oral forms
Use appropriate and varied teaching methods
Keep course materials up-to-date and use instructional technology
Collaborate with other faculty and staff members
Maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information
Model a Christ-centered life
Supervision (if applicable):
Number of Employees Supervised
Directly: 1 (if faculty member is approved to have a student grader/assistant)
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Terminal degree in the relevant field of study is preferred. For teaching in seminary programs, a terminal degree is required.
A masters degree with at least 18 credit hours in the area of instruction is required.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
This role will routinely work indoors in classrooms, their offices, meeting rooms, and in libraries. They may stand for long periods while teaching in the classroom, but otherwise they may remain seated while at work. The professor will regularly be on a laptop or computer for many of their primary duties. The ability to work from such electronic devices without extreme eye strain or fatigue is a must. In-office work will require the use of standard office equipment such as copiers, landline telephones, and printers. Must be able to travel occasionally for college-related business.
Specific Areas of Interest:
Professor of New Testament with an emphasis on Greek language (undergrad and seminary) Professor of Old Testament (undergrad and seminary) Professor of Systematic Theology (undergrad and seminary) Professor of Bible and Ministry (undergrad)
*TO APPLY PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND CV TO HR@OCC.EDU. PLEASE INDICATE SPECIFIC AREA OF INTEREST IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.
In compliance with the Clery Act, Ozark Christian College publishes annual reports containing information about crime prevention, reporting policies, crime statistics and other safety and security-related information. The College also maintains daily crime and fire logs. To view OCC’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report go to occ.edu/security. Hard copies are also available upon request at the Ozark Christian College Student Affairs Office (1111 North Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER
Ozark Christian College is affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to train men and women for Christian service. The college seeks to educate and hire individuals who share its core values to accomplish its mission. It is the intent of the college to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.
It is the policy of Ozark Christian College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission and access to educational opportunities, programs, activities, or employment as applicable to ministries in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and implementing regulations.
Located on a spacious 60-acre campus in the city of Joplin in southwest Missouri, Ozark Christian College is not far from Kansas City, Fayetteville, Branson, and Tulsa. Founded as Ozark Bible College in 1942, Ozark began with only 16 students.
Today, over 15,000 students and over 75 years later, OCC continues to train men and women for Christian service. In fact, over 90% of our graduates enter vocational or volunteer ministry.
OCC's high academic caliber is thanks to exceptional, field-tested professors. Online students also receive the same outstanding Bible and ministry training while they serve off campus. With over 50 required hours of Bible classes, Ozark students are grounded in the knowledge and practice of Scripture.
Ozark athletics holds several national and regional championships among our five varsity sports teams. Intramural sports, too, let all students compete and have fun. Ozark's arts programs offer opportunities for music, drama and more, and our close proximity to more than a dozen parachurch organizations like Christ In Youth, Good News Productions, and Rapha International gives students a chance to learn from even more kingdom leaders.
Ozark's affo...rdability is a real advantage for students. Generous donors and competitive scholarships and grants help keep student costs low. 95% of OCC students receive scholarships and financial aid.
Since 1942, our mission has remained the same: we train men and women for Christian service. Many people want to serve God and make a difference with their lives, but they aren't sure where to start. At Ozark Christian College, we help students discover the kingdom assignment that God has for them, and we help prepare them for whatever that is.
Your mission is out there. Training starts here.