University of Mobile

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University of Mobile
University of Mobile
5735 College Parkway,
Mobile, AL 36613
Phone: (251) 442-2273

ABOUT UMobile

Welcome to the University of Mobile! As one of America’s Best Christian Colleges and America’s 100 Best College Buys, UMobile combines quality academics with a Christian worldview. Our beautiful wooded campus is located on over 800 acres just 10 minutes north of historic downtown Mobile, Alabama, and just an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. UMobile offers the perfect setting for a unique college experience that prepares graduates for “Changing Lives to Change the World.”

With more than 40 areas of study, championship athletic programs, amazing campus life events, opportunities for travel and service, small classes and personal attention from faculty, UMobile is your best college choice!


Employment Applications

The University of Mobile is a private Christian University of liberal arts and sciences, and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Consideration for employment at the University of Mobile will be based on the applicant’s Christian commitment, qualifications, education and experience.

In order to complete an application file at the University of Mobile, the following items must be submitted:
a completed application form
a letter of interest
an updated resume
official transcripts
3 letters of reference

To request an employment application see the links below or call the Human Resources office at 251.442.2209 . We will be happy to forward an application to you. All applications and materials should be mailed to:

University of Mobile
Attention: Human Resources Office
5735 College Parkway
Mobile, AL 36613-2842

Staff/Clerical Positions - Application for Employment

Faculty & Professional Positions - Application for Employment


Job Opportunities
Faculty Position in Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Mobile, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Psychology to begin fall semester, 2011. A Ph.D. in Psychology is required. The University of Mobile is a Christian Liberal Arts institution with an emphasis on teaching. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester and the successful applicant would be expected to teach introductory as well as upper-level undergraduate Psychology courses including but not limited to Experimental and Cognitive Psychology. Other responsibilities include advising, university and community service, and professional development activities. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume or curriculum vitae, employment application, transcripts, and three reference letters to Dr. Dwight Steedley, Dean College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mobile, 5735 College Parkway. Mobile, AL 36613-2842. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to [email protected]

Faculty Position in History
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Mobile, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in History to begin fall semester, 2011. A Ph.D. in History is required. The University of Mobile is a Christian Liberal Arts institution with an emphasis on teaching. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester and the successful applicant would be expected to teach World History surveys as well as upper level European History courses. Other responsibilities include advising, university and community service, and professional development activities. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, current resume or curriculum vitae, employment application, transcripts, and three reference letters to Dr. Dwight Steedley, Dean College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mobile, 5735 College Parkway. Mobile, AL 36613-2842. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to [email protected]

Faculty Position in Spanish
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Mobile, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Spanish beginning Fall 2011. A Ph.D. in Spanish with native to near-native language proficiency is required. The successful candidate is expected to teach all levels of Spanish in the program. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to innovative teaching methods are necessary. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester as well as directing the University's growing language program in Spanish and French. Other responsibilities include advising, university and community service, and professional development activities. Applicants should submit a current resume, employment application, cover letter, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Patricia Cooper, Professor of Spanish, University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36613 by November 12, 2010.

Faculty Position in Music Education
Center for Performing Arts, Division of Music
The University of Mobile, Division of Music, invites applications for a full-time assistant/associate professor of Music Education who will direct the University’s growing Music Education program beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. is preferred; teaching experience required; a passion for classroom teaching is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to teach elementary and secondary Music Education methods courses, coordinate appropriate programs and perform in their area of expertise. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to innovative teaching methods are necessary. A strong dedication to teaching in a distinctively Christian liberal arts university is required. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Other responsibilities include advising, university and community service, and professional development activities. Applicants should submit a current resume, employment application, cover letter, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Alan Miller, Dean, Center for Performing Arts, University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36613 by March 20, 2011.

The University of Mobile is a Southern Baptist affiliated liberal arts university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with an enrollment of approximately 1600 students. Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of a Christian university and the integration of faith and discipline.

The University of Mobile is an equal opportunity employer.


History of UMobile

When the final brick was set into place, a massive three-story building stood on a red dirt mound surrounded by hundreds of acres of dogwoods, oaks, and azaleas. That building - the University of Mobile's first classroom and administration facility - represented a dream come true. For thousands of Alabama Baptists, as well as other church and civic leaders in Alabama, the opening of the liberal arts college was the result of a decade of hopes, hard work, and prayer. The first building represented the great things that could be accomplished when a community and denomination joined hands for a common goal - higher education in the Christian tradition.

Chartered in 1961 as Mobile College, the institution celebrated decades of growth and success in 1993 by changing its name to the University of Mobile. The story of the university began in 1952, when the Mobile Baptist Association appointed a committee to study the feasibility of starting a Baptist-affliated college in Mobile. In 1959, the Alabama Baptist State Convention agreed to build and operate a college if the Mobile community would raise $1.5 million within two years. Only one year later, area churches, businesses, and industries pledged more than $2 million to the effort.

Dr. William K. Weaver, Jr., was appointed president of Mobile College on April 1, 1961, a position he would hold until his retirement in 1984. When Alabama Governor John Patterson signed the college's charter in 1961, Mobile College became the first senior college to be chartered in the state in 57 years. The college's first administration and classroom building, now named Weaver Hall in honor of the institution's first president, was completed in 1963. The college gained accreditation in 1968 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The second president, Dr. Michael A. Magnoli, was inaugurated in 1984 and oversaw a period of continued growth.

On February 13, 1998, the University of Mobile Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Mark R. Foley as the third president. Under Dr. Foley's leadership, the University of Mobile entered the new millennium with the express purpose of preparing students academically, socially, and spiritually to impact the world. New academic majors have been added as the university anticipates and responds to changing needs. Renovation of Weaver Hall, including a hipped roof with cupola and portico, provided a new focal point for the campus. Samford Hall, a 101-bed residence hall, was completed in 2004. In 2006, the 151-bed Karlene Farmer Faulkner Hall opened. In 2009, Ram Hall expanded the cafeteria and provided a state-of-the-art auditorium for student events and concerts. A master plan for the campus guides the ongoing renovation of classrooms and laboratories to accommodate additional academic programs.

Throughout the decades, the university has maintained a highly dedicated faculty providing quality Christian higher education. From its rich past to a future bright with promise, the University of Mobile continues to be a thriving institution dedicated to helping students grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
Mission

Philosophy Statement

The University of Mobile exists to change the world through its students who are prepared academically, responsible socially, and developing spiritually. Thus, the intent of the university is reflected in the following phrase "changing lives to change the world."

Mission Statement

The University of Mobile is a Christian institution of liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is committed to providing educational programs of the highest quality to its students. Its primary emphasis is establishing and maintaining a tradition of excellence in undergraduate studies as well as in professional, graduate, continuing education, and specialized degree-granting programs.

Whereas research is encouraged, all educational programs of the university are student-oriented, designed for the intellectual, spiritual, cultural, and personal growth of students in their search for meaningful careers and in their future lives as responsible, informed members of a global society. As a Christian institution, the University of Mobile explicitly seeks to combine critical pursuit of knowledge with cultivation of religious awareness and to unite academic excellence with dedication to service at the local, state, national, and international levels.


University of Mobile: Distinctively Christian

The “Statement of Christian Affirmation” was adopted by the University of Mobile Board of Trustees on April 27, 2004. It is a brief, biblically based foundational statement which describes the essential theological nature of the University of Mobile. Along with the mission statement, philosophy statement and goals, it is the foundation which guides the growth and development of the University of Mobile.

"'Distinctively Christian': Higher Education for a Higher Purpose"
By: Mark Foley, Ph.D.
President, University of Mobile
What does it mean to be a distinctively Christian university in modern society? I recently asked the University of Mobile Board of Trustees to consider key actions related to more clearly defining the university's Christian identity. Click here for full essay


Statement of Christian Affirmation

As a Christian university, the University of Mobile affirms…
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…the Nature of Christ.
Jesus Christ is the physical expression of the eternal, transcendent, and triune God of the universe. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.
… the Ethic of Christ.
The ethic of Jesus is love. The model of His self-less love directs and defines our interaction with all persons.
...the Mission of Christ.
The mission of Christ is to save the world from sin, offering reconciliation to God and eternal life to all persons who accept His salvation. It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ to participate in His mission, seeking constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
… the Revelation of Christ and His Authority Over Mankind.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its content. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true description of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be judged. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.


President Outlines Bold Future for University of Mobile

University Sets Sights on Becoming National Leader in Revitalization of Christian Faith and Character in America

University of Mobile president Dr. Mark Foley today outlined a bold vision for the future of the Baptist university as a nationally recognized leader of revitalization of Christian character and faith in a nation that has distanced itself from God.

“There is no longer a nationally recognized and influential voice for God in America. Through my entire life, that one has been Billy Graham, but age has now quieted his voice,” Foley said during an address to messengers at the Alabama Baptist State Convention at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala.

The University of Mobile will be among those who step into that gap, he said.

He said the university’s future will be guided by a strategic plan titled “2020 Vision,” introduced to the UM Board of Trustees at its October 2009 meeting. It will build upon the university’s ideals of competency in work, vibrancy in Jesus Christ, and courage in leadership, and expand those ideals from the campus in Mobile, Alabama, to the national stage.

Foley said by the year 2020, “the University of Mobile, through the work of the university, the influence of her graduates, and as a catalyst for persons of like mind, will be a nationally recognized leader of revitalization of Christian faith and character in America.”

Foley said change is needed in America.

“America today is currently distancing itself in culture and policy from the things of God. A God-ignoring arrogance is at large among leadership of both political parties. Strong liberal philosophy, historically weak in the face of evil, will continue its influence for several more years at a time when we most desperately need protection from evil. Religious denominations, including Southern Baptists, once used of God to guide America, are in decline, their influence upon our nation greatly curtailed or non-existent,” Foley said.

He said the University of Mobile has developed a unique educational culture based upon integration of learning and faith driven by commitment to an ideal that it is truly possible for a small college to change the world around it through graduates who demonstrate high competency in work, a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, and the courage to lead in their various areas of responsibility.

“As a catalyst for persons of like mind, we will form partnerships to create a national forum for the development and implementation of strategic influences upon national character and policy,” he said.

The university will develop post-baccalaureate professional development programs in specific fields that emphasize freedom, responsibility to God, capitalism and entrepreneurialism.

He said academic and extracurricular programs will be continually refined as the university presses integration of Christian faith with academic disciplines and vocational practice.

While the university will continue to maintain a vibrant relationship with Alabama Baptist churches, it will intentionally cross political, geographic and denominational boundaries in the goal of becoming a catalyst for change in the nation, he said.

Foley said the spiritual condition of our nation is weakened.

“Concepts of responsibility to God, responsibility to others and self-sacrifice are drowned in a national sea of greed and self-entitlement,” he said.

But, he added, “there are significant spiritual stirrings in our nation which, if united, have the potential to become nation-changing spiritual and political movements.”

The University of Mobile, he said, aims to be a uniting force.
2020 Vision

By year 2020, the University of Mobile, through the work of the university, the influence of her graduates, and as a catalyst for persons of like mind, will be a nationally recognized leader of revitalization of Christian faith and character in America.

In order to realize the vision, we will:
In policy and practice, affirm the nature, mission, ethic and revelation of Jesus Christ as articulated in Scripture.
Intentionally lead men and women into a relationship with Him
Offer nationally respected academic programs
Continue to promote and instruct the effective integration of Christian faith, academic discipline and vocational practice.
Adopt methods necessary to gain national recognition.
Intentionally cross political, geographic and denominational boundaries in the pursuit of objectives.
Specifically promote and instruct the concepts of freedom and responsibility to God with the corollaries, capitalism and entrepreneurialism as they apply to major areas of study.
Identify and adopt effective structures, methods and academic and extracurricular programs for the post-Christian environment.
Identify and adopt effective generation-specific methods of instruction and communication with students and constituents.
Identify, secure and develop world-wide and non-traditional partnerships for undergraduate and post-graduate instruction, for general funding, and for the achievement of our objectives.
Maintain, encourage and support a vibrant relationship with our family of Alabama Baptist churches.


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