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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Chair

Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Based Upon Experience
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a private Baptist university in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It was established in 1910 and is owned and was founded by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. We are located just 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City on a beautiful campus of 300 acres.  Regional Universities West has ranked OBU #23 in the 2022-2023 Best Colleges.  

OBU Mission Statement

OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Core Commitments

Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior.

• Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith

• Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University

• Commitment to active membership in a local evangelical church

• People are treated with dignity and respect

• Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust • Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic.


The School of Theology and Ministry invites applications for the position of Chair of the Hobbs School of Theology & Ministry and Assistant or Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies. Salary and Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry educates and develops students by a thorough and rigorous curriculum of biblical and theological studies which includes classical disciplines such as history and philosophy. This includes preparation for Christian ministry in various setting sand Cross-Cultural ministry nationally and internationally, all within the context of OBU’s liberal arts curriculum.

Essential Functions

• Teaching courses in the field of Biblical and Theological Studies

• Duties related to service as Chair of the Hobbs School of Theology & Ministry (e.g., but not limited to serving on Undergraduate Council; supervising scheduling, budget, and advising in the Hobbs School; performing annual Chair evaluations for Hobbs faculty; etc.)

• Student advising as assigned

• University committee service as assigned • Departmental and institutional duties as assigned.

Other Duties

• Representing the School and OBU at recruiting-related and church relations events

• Serving in pulpit supply capacities at churches around the state

• Supervising Hobbs-related events (e.g., but not limited to Generation Why, The Weekend Pastors’ Conference, Annual Hobbs Lecture, etc.)

• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Be able to communicate clearly and effectively

• Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills

• Possess and demonstrate strong pedagogy

• Be able to assess student ability and adjust teaching as appropriate

• Be able to advise students

• Be able to relate to colleagues in the OBU community and serve as a representative to the professional community beyond OBU


• Ph.D. in a field of Biblical and Theological Studies, such as Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, or Biblical Ethics

• Higher education teaching experience

• Ability to travel while overseeing student, faculty, & staff teams

• Willingness and ability to travel in the Oklahoma City metro area, across the state, and across North America as well as evening and weekend responsibilities

• Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University

• Active member in a local Southern Baptist church


• Pastoral Experience


Please submit application faculty.pdf ( and additional documents to  



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