Teaching at Oak valley college

Oak Valley College wants you! Oak Valley College is always looking for well-qualified professionals who want to support OVC's mission, vision, and values. OVC adjunct professors come from all walks of life, but they all share the passion to support the next generation of young adults in their pursuit of higher education. The most important skill OVC seeks is the ability to teach college-level students within the context of a Christian worldview. Specific hiring criteria includes, 

  1. Graduate degree from regionally-accredited school - Your degree may be in an unrelated field if you possess practical experience in the field which you wish to teach. For instance, you may have a degree in theology or science, but you have professional or teaching experience in management. You would be considered to teach in any one of the fields that match your experience or education.
  2. Relevant professional experience - Typically, Oak Valley College hires individual with teaching or training experience at a high school or college level. Exceptions may be made for individuals with years of professional experience in their field and demonstrated ability to teach.  The ability to teach may be demonstrated through mentoring, high-level professional leadership (e.g. management or supervision experience), teaching at church, training others, etc.
  3. Ability to teach from a Christian worldview - Oak Valley College courses are taught from a Christian perspective. Teaching Theology and many other courses (e.g. HR Management, Ethics, Organizational Psychology, Communications, etc.) from a Christian perspective is fairly straightforward , while other courses (Economics, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, etc.) may require more creative approaches to integrate a Christian worldview. It is up to you to fully embrace a Christian perspective as you teach. This can be accomplished by exemplifying your perspective on case studies, through critical thinking and questioning of students, and other teaching techniques that support a Christian worldview.. During the interview and  orientation process, you will be given guidance to better prepare you. 
  4. Interview - You may be interviewed by two or more individuals, the President, Dean,, and/or Executive Vice President. During the interview, you will be asked about your teaching style, approach and experience in teaching students that reflect OVC's demographic, and other questions related to your professional and teaching expertise.
  5. Professional references - Three or more professional references are required. References must speak to your ability to teach the first course you may be asked to teach. You must provide contact information for your references. Oak Valley College will contact your references, directly. Generic references are not acceptable.
  6. Retention - Teaching assignments are made on a course-by-course basis. Oak Valley College does not guarantee or imply that you will be asked to teach in the future. Many factors go into making teaching assignments. In some cases, you may be asked to teach two different courses in the curriculum. Due to the desire to have students learn from many different perspectives and hear many different voices throughout their college experience, it is rare that anyone would be asked to teach more than two different courses in the program.

For consideration, please forward your CV/resume to Eric Blum, President, eblum@oakvalleycollege.org.

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe - as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
— 1 Corinthians 3:5-9