The Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Music, Instrumental Music Education.
The Assistant Professor of Music enhances the work of the Division of Music through strong private and classroom teaching, successful ensemble leadership, supervision of music education students, effective recruitment of talented undergraduate instrumental students, and collaborative service to the School of Visual and Performing Arts and Oklahoma Baptist University.
Applications and Date of Appointment
A review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates may begin employment with the Spring 2022 semester if possible; a July 2022 appointment will serve as a deadline.
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit application materials below to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Summary of the development of your personal, Christian faith and commitment. Answer the question, "in what ways does your faith affect your personal and professional lives?"
Description of your philosophy of Christian higher education
Three current letters of recommendation
Recruit and teach undergraduate, instrumental music majors
Direct and manage all aspects of the Symphonic Winds and related instrumental ensembles
Develop a private instrumental studio based on area(s) of expertise
Coordinate and contribute to the training and supervision of students pursuing a degree and subsequent career in the field of instrumental music education
Assist with securing and supervising part-time instrumental instructors
Teach additional undergraduate music and/or fine arts courses according to expertise and the needs of the School of Visual and Performing Arts
Oversee inventory and maintenance of instrumental equipment and resources
Foster a high level of excellence and the overall good reputation of instrumental program
Develop relationships with state and regional high school band and orchestra directors as both a service to their ensembles as well as recruitment for the School of Visual and Performing Arts
Demonstrate personal musical and academic excellence through activities such as solo and chamber music recitals, adjudication and guest conducting, conference presentations, and research publications
Attend appropriate state and national conferences as beneficial both to professional development and to the School of Visual and Performing Arts
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Able to communicate clearly and effectively
Possess and demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills with colleagues, prospective undergraduate students, high school band and orchestra teachers, and the professional community of music educators and performers
Possess and demonstrate strong pedagogy
Able to assess student ability and adjust teaching as appropriate
Possess exceptional musicianship as modeled through performance, conducting, and teaching
Possess proven administrative skills and knowledge to manage and advance instrumental ensembles
Able to advise students
Able to relate to colleagues in the OBU community and serve as a representative to the professional community beyond OBU
Proficient with personal computing software and hardware
Proficient with classroom audio/visual equipment
Able to travel locally, regionally, and nationally – including overnight stays
Possess the mobility and stamina required to walk about campus, visit various offices, work at a desk, and stand in the classroom/rehearsal hall for extended periods of time
Able to transport moderately heavy items to offices and classrooms including, but not limited to, musical scores and musical instruments
Preferred: DMA or the equivalent
Required: Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education
Preferred: Successful teaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels
Required: 3 years’ teaching experience at the high school or collegiate level
Active member in a local evangelical church
About Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. A candidate's religious beliefs and practices will be considered in the light of the University's mission.