Full-Time Faculty, Department of Creative Arts

Full-time Faculty, Department of Creative Arts


Full-time Faculty, Department of Creative Arts


Southwestern Christian University seeks a dynamic, engaging, visionary to fill a position of full-time creative arts faculty.  Candidates with a background in teaching piano, theory, and related courses are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is a nine-month reoccurring contract with flexible summer appointment.  Some travel as well as weekend work may be required.


Faculty support the department collaboration of academic courses and assessment, foster student relationships, recruitment of students, and advising.  The teaching load is twelve credit hours each semester. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for the piano and keyboard instruction of music students. He or she will accompany the University Chorale for rehearsals and performances and rehearse with and accompany student performers in General Recitals and Juries. This person will also provide academic leadership in teaching, research, and Christian service. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Teach Theory classes, Form and Analysis, and Composition/Orchestration, and other classes as needed
  • Coordinate applied lessons for music majors enrolled in private piano lessons
  • Study the need and potential for providing class piano lessons
  • Administer and track piano proficiency progress for music majors
  • Assist in the completion of the Music Education report, develop promotional material for the program, and assist in the recruitment of students to the program
  • Maintaining office hours consistent with SCU policy
  • Submitting required documents and records in a timely manner
  • Actively contributing to university committees, department meetings, and campus activities
  • Providing constructive feedback for academic and professional development, and departmental curriculum review/development
  • Participating in professional development, including attending staff development trainings, workshops, seminars, and local, state, and national conferences
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with affiliating institutions and agencies;
  • Supporting processes that increase the representation of diversity within the student body and departmental personnel; and


Applicants who have advanced degrees in music will be preferred. Secondary teaching experience is helpful, as well as proven expertise in piano and keyboard performance; committed Christian who honors Pentecostalism and the Holiness tradition and who is supportive of the educational mission of the University and its heritage. The successful candidate will be an innovative person with the personnel management skills to build a shared vision that includes sensitivity to and competence with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Southwestern Christian University reserves the right to alter this position's job description/job duties to meet the needs and goals of the institution.


Closing Date of Search

On or before July 30, 2018 or until the position is filled.


Rita Palmer

PO Box 340
Bethany, OK 73008




Salary is $38,000 to $40,000 dependent on education and experience and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.  

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (if selected for the position, official transcripts will be required)
  4. Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references
  5. Statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study
  6. Brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements


Southwestern Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution equipping students for a life of learning, leadership, and service; integrating faith, learning, and living; and empowering graduates to excel and to positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

Accreditation and Affiliation
Southwestern Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Southwestern Christian University complies with federal and state guidelines for non-discrimination in employment.

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