The James E. Hurley Division invites applicants for an assistant/associate professor of Natural Science to serve as the primary advisor and instructor for the Science Education major. In addition, the successful candidate will teach courses in the Natural Science curriculum, serve on University committees, and participate within the profession and Christian community.

Essential Functions

  • Teach Science Education courses such as Environmental Science for Educators, Earth Science for Educators, Methods of Teaching, Secondary Science and other courses as fitting within the Biology and Natural Science departments
  • Supervise Science Education majors during student teaching semesters
  • Counsel and advise Science Education and Natural Science majors and minors
  • Participate within the campus community, serving on committees as assigned, particularly the Teacher Education Committee and subcommittees

Other Duties

  • Assist with the assessment process and accreditation reporting for the Science Education major, including participation in the CAEP accreditation process
  • Assist in recruiting students to the Science Education major
  • Manage the Wood Science greenhouse
  • Manage and operate the Wood Science planetarium
  • Engage in scholarship appropriate for a liberal arts environment
  • Collaborate with the Division of Teacher Education and the Director of Teacher Education regarding curricular needs of candidates preparing to teach P-8

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effectively teach classes in the fields of Science Education and Natural Science
  • Integrate the Christian faith into the classroom environment
  • Work effectively with college age students in either 1 on 1 advisement, small group settings, or large classroom environments
  • Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Relate to colleagues in the OBU community as well as be a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
  • Collaborate with local P-12 science teachers to maintain currency in P-8 science curriculum and to establish relationships with secondary science teachers for the purpose of student teaching placement
  • Ability to conduct 2 to 3 classes back to back
  • Proficiency with office and educational technology, software (including various Microsoft tools), and classroom presentation technology


  • Required: Master’s degree in Science Education, Natural Science or Biology
  • Preferred: PhD in Science Education, Natural Science or Biology with training in organismal and/or environmental science


  • Required: Three years teaching experience at the P-12 level
  • Preferred: Experience teaching undergraduate Science Education and Natural Science courses, particularly courses with a focus on organismal and/or environmental science


  • Active membership in a local evangelical church and commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith
  • Willing to commit to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University

TO APPLYApplicants must submit application materials below to hr@okbu.edu:

  • A cover letter
  • An OBU Faculty application form: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/faculty.pdf
  • Summary of the development of your personal, Christian faith and commitment. Answer the question, “in what ways does your faith affect your personal and professional lives?”
  • Description of your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

To apply for this job email your details to hr@okbu.edu