Faculty Positions

Positions listed are for the Brownwood campus unless otherwise noted.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Manage biology courses, teach biology lectures and prepare syllabi, prepare for and teach labs as assigned, adhere to laboratory safety standards and waste disposal, promote and mentor undergraduate biology student research projects, and contribute in other ways to the university.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Teach a full load of undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice during the academic term and one class during one summer term. Mentor and academically advise students and serve on university committees.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Perform the duties of a university faculty member in mathematics to include instructing, assessing, and advising students, preparing syllabi, helping with the student math club and math day, promoting and mentoring student undergraduate research projects in math, and coordinating with the engineering and education faculty to fully equip our engineering and math students with required math needs. Refer to the Job Description that follows for detailed information about this position.

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

The Director of Choral Activities is a nine-month, and the full-time appointment within the School of Music and Fine Arts beginning August 15, 2016. Faculty are expected to teach a full load (equivalent of 24-27 credit hours per academic year (fall-spring), must maintain at least seven office hours per semester, provide visionary musical and administrative leadership within the choral program, provide a prominent profile within the community and state through active engagement, actively participate in recruiting students within the choral and vocal area, provide instruction in choral conducting, choral methods, and choral literature, assess students, report student achievement, advise students, participate in University service through committees, work collaboratively with other members of the faculty. Demonstrable excellence in teaching and continuing professional development are expectations of all faculty. The Department of Music is committed to supporting the fulfillment of the University’s mission statement and the purpose and vision of the School of Music and Fine Arts which includes fostering “a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.”

Assistant, Associate or Professor of Christian Studies, Director of Ministry Guidance/Field Education

Teach a full load (24-27 credit hours) per academic year in applied ministry and/or the Introduction to Old Testament and Introduction to New Testament. Advises, serves, and grows as a citizen and scholar to contribute to Howard Payne University’s mission of honoring Christ and His church by providing an educational experience that integrates faith, learning, and living.

Engineering Science Professor and Program Director

Teach a full load (equivalent of 24-27 credit hours per academic year and must maintain a minimum of seven office hours per each fall and spring semester) of university courses for undergraduate students. Directs, maintains and promotes the Engineering Science program and teaches engineering courses. Candidates from any engineering discipline may apply, however candidates able to effectively teach a variety of basic undergraduate engineering science courses are a plus. We are seeking an Individual with higher education teaching experience or an excellent engineering work history to advise Engineering Science majors; direct and promote the Engineering Science program, teach with mastery and lead with innovation. A doctoral degree in engineering from an accredited institution is preferred, but a Master’s degree will be considered with PE certification. See below for detailed Job Description.

Instructor of Communication

Teach a full load of 24-27 semester credit hours in the Department of Communication per academic year (fall-spring) and maintain a minimum of seven office hours per week. This faculty member will join a multi-faceted department with a curriculum that covers human communication, communication studies generalist courses, and public relations. The faculty member will have primary responsibility for teaching courses such as Fundamentals of Human Communication, Organizational Communication, Advertising, Conflict and Mediation, and other communication studies courses. The Department of Communication is committed to supporting the fulfillment of the University’s mission statement and the purpose and vision of the School of Music and Fine Arts which includes fostering “a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.”

Instructor of Music in Music Theory

Teach a full load (equivalent of 24-27 credit hours per academic year and must maintain a
minimum of seven office hours per each fall and spring semester) of university courses for undergraduate
students. The instructor will provide instruction, assess and report student achievement, mentor music
majors, participate in and contribute to the University community, and deliver academic advising to
undergraduate students in music. Demonstrable excellence in teaching and continued professional profile
development is an expectation of all faculty. The Department of Music is committed to supporting the
fulfillment of the University’s mission statement and the purpose and vision of the School of Music and Fine
Arts which includes fostering “a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by
developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and
service to God and humanity.” See the Job Description for more details.