Full-Time Faculty Position in the School of Ministry and Christian Thought

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The School of Ministry and Christian Thought at Oklahoma Wesleyan University invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in either Biblical Studies or Philosophy and Apologetics. The start date is August 1, 2019. The successful candidate should carry the terminal degree in their field of study. The position includes a course load of 24 hours per annum of teaching, with some academic advising and committee service in addition. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching online as well as onsite. Following are the field-specific expectations:

Biblical Studies

This position involves teaching introductory Old and New Testament courses as well as more focused courses on specific canonical divisions and books (e.g., Pentateuch; Romans).

Philosophy and Apologetics

This position involves teaching introductory courses in philosophy, general ethics, and Christian worldview, as well as upper-division courses in comparative religions, methodology in apologetics, multicultural apologetics, and contemporary critiques of Christianity. Depending on the candidate’s interests and expertise, they may also teach courses in evangelism, spiritual formation, or Bible survey.


The School of Ministry and Christian Thought

The School of Ministry and Christian Thought at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a community of scholars (students, faculty, staff, and community) who take up the challenge of delivering excellence in religious education while drawing inspiration from our unapologetic Christian faith.  The School of Ministry and Christian Thought has two main purposes: (1) to teach religion courses generally to all students at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and (2) to train persons who sense God’s call to specific ministries in the life of the church, as well as preparing students for ordination and further seminary or other relevant graduate education.

Supervision Given or Received

Work is performed under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Ministry and Christian Thought.


  1. A personal and vital Christian faith.
  2. A commitment to the Wesleyan/Arminian theological tradition and the ability to sign the university’s statement of faith. The candidate will be expected to embrace the Wesleyan Church’s view on the inerrancy of Scripture. High priority will be given to those who are ordained within the Wesleyan Church.
  3. An earned doctorate in an appropriate field is required. ABD’s with a firm completion date will be considered.
  4. A record of successful teaching experience and a commitment to mentoring and advising students.
To Apply:

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If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 918-335-6212 or owuapplications@okwu.edu

As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKMozart Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.