Must be a Christian who is a member of a church that holdsJesusChrist to be their Lord and Savior, and who holds solely that the OldTestament and the New Testamentare sacred
Must be an active member of a local Baptist Church.
ForTeaching on the UndergraduateLevel: Must have completed atleast 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and holdat least a master's degree, or holdthe minimum of a master's degreewitha majorin theteaching discipline.
For Teachingon the Graduate Level: Must hold aterminal degree,usually an earned doctorate, in the teaching discipline or a related
Faculty membersare expected to be loyal to Dallas Baptist Universityand professional in the discharge of their duties.Althoughnot all-encompassing, the following designates basic responsibilities and dutieswhichthe faculty members should perform:
A faculty member will fulfill the responsibilitiesand duties forwhich he/ she is employed, in accordance with his/her During the term period of the contract, a full-time faculty memberat DallasBaptist University will not be permitted to teach or serveon the facultyofanother academic institutionor hold anadditionalpermanent position away from the University.
Facultymembers are expectedto reflect conduct which isChristian. High standards of professional conduct are expectedoffaculty members in their relationwith colleagues, administrative officials, Board of Trustees, students, and the public in general.
It isone of the basic responsibilitiesof every DBU faculty memberto spiritually mentor and care for Every facultymember therefore, should see their role as a ministry to the student,challenging and encouraging them in their Christian walk.
Faculty members are required to carefully and thoughtfullyintegrate the Christian faith into their subject While thisintegration may look different in various disciplines, at the core ofa DBU education is the belief that the message of the Gospelimpacts and influences all aspects of life. As such, facultymembers should model this conviction in their teaching.
Dallas Baptist University places the highest priority on excellencein teaching in the Modeling for students a high regardfor scholarship, the faculty member should evidence expertise inthe discipline and in a variety of methods of instruction.
Dallas Baptist University is a teaching university, and whileresearch and publication is encouraged, it should not be prioritizedover the care, teaching and learning of students.
Instructional techniques and policies employed by faculty memberswill be in accord with the purpose of DBU, as reflected in itsmission statement and will be appropriate to the specific goals ofthe classes.
Faculty members should exercise mature judgment in personalrelationships with Faculty members should not beromantically involved with current DBU students.
Faculty members are required to maintain a collegial relationshipwith other faculty members, as well as members of the DBUadministration and staff.
Facultymembers are to work with their deans and theirdepartment chairs in all matters related to their teachingassignments,and other duties.
It is the policy of Dallas Baptist University that no member of theUniversity community may sexually harass Harassmenton the basis of sex is a violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964. Anyfaculty, staff, or student will be subject to disciplinary action forviolation of this policy.
Faculty members should be acquainted with the AcademicCalendar for the academic year as published on Blackboard in the Center for Teaching Excellence.Work should be planned and conducted in conformitywith this calendar.
Each faculty member will develop appropriate course syllabiin Concourse located in Blackboard. Syllabi should be loaded 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester. Syllabus will be made available to students twoweeks before the first class On the first day of class for the semester for a particular course the syllabus should be reviewed.
Full-time faculty members are expected to support all commencement services as outlined in the University Participants are expected to appear in appropriate academicregalia and march in the procession. The President of theUniversity is in charge of these exercises and works with theCommencement Committeeand Provost.Commencement exercises are scheduled at the end of the springand fall semesters and summer term.
Each class period will provide a meaningful Christian setting forspiritual growth of both students and teacher through prayerand/or Bible devotion.
Faculty members are required to meet classes at appointed times and for specified contact hours in assigned classrooms.
No faculty member shall be absent from class or any other schoolresponsibility without first conferring with the Dean of theCollege/ School or Program or his/her designee.
A faculty member will notify the department chairperson as soonas possible if an emergency prevents a scheduled class from beingmet.If a professional meeting is the reason for a faculty member'sabsence, acceptable arrangements for the class must be made.
Responsible service on committees is an important role of thefaculty All faculty members will be expected to serve onvarious committees. The Nominating Committee of the FacultyCouncil will appoint each full-timefaculty member to one facultycommittee.
Each faculty member will participate annually in various forms ofprofessional development sponsored by the University as well asengage individually as a scholar and member of learned societies.
To provide students access to faculty, each full-time facultymember should post and consistently maintain at least ten (10) officehours each During special times such as academic advisingand registration,additional hours should be planned as needed tomeet student needs. If a student cannot make an appointment during posted hours, the faculty member should arrange aconference at a mutually accepted time.
Effective advising and mentoring of students by faculty contributesignificantly to student retention and program completion. Facultymembers will be assigned advisees by the Dean, as appropriate, toprovide effective guidance for the students.
Facultywill follow stated procedures and meet identified deadlineswhen carrying out requested reporting responsibilities such asgrade reporting, AnnualReports, periodic student progress reports, attendance verification,accreditation reports, and other reports as designated by thePresident and Provost.
All full-time and part-time faculty must use their DBU issued email accounts. Personal email accounts should not be used to conduct university business under any circumstance.
Faculty will attend all meetings of the Faculty Council. Any necessary absences should be approved by the Dean of the college.
Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 5,100 students and its main campus located in the foothills of southwest Dallas, and academic centers located in Colleyville and Plano, DBU offers 85 undergraduate majors, 32 master’s degrees in a variety of fields, and two doctoral programs—a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. DBU provides nationally recognized programs in adult education and online education. More information about DBU can be found at www.dbu.edu or by calling 800-460-1DBU or 214-333-5360.