POSTING DATE: April 17, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus

DEPARTMENT: Academic Achievement Program

Director of Academic Achievement Program


The Assistant Professor of Academic Achievement will work under the supervision of the Director of Academic Achievement.  As a faculty member of WBU, this individual will represent the University’s spiritual emphasis to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.  The position is for nine months, with summer employment possible.


1.  Teaching undergraduate courses in developmental writing, reading and study skills.

2.  Advising students.

3.  Serving on departmental and University committees.

4.  Assist in promoting the Plainview Campus academic programs and involvement with community activities.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Achievement.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  Master’s Degree required

2.  Eighteen graduate hours in English required.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Recent high school or University experience as an instructor of Reading or English or a related field is preferred.

2.  Endorsement by the Director of Academic Achievement, Dean of the School of Languages and Literature, and the Executive Vice President/Provost of Academic and Graduate Services.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Written and verbal communication.

2.  Proficiency with computer software and educational projection equipment.

3.  Ability to work collaboratively with University faculty, students and administration.

4.  Faculty members must be Christian, committed to academic rigor and willing to invest themselves in the development of students and the Academic Achievement Program.

Additional Requirements:

1. Endorsement by the Executive Vice President/Provost.

2. Must be able to pass Background Checks.

3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted Student Loans on Credit Report.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Application review will begin May 17, 2013, and continue until position is filled. 

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.