The Division of Music at Ouachita Baptist University is currently seeking two tenure-track, instrumental music faculty to begin in August 2022. The responsibilities, qualifications, and application information for each position are detailed below.
Assistant Professor of Music - Flute
Teach applied flute; coach flute ensemble; teach courses in music theory and/or aural skills; serve as coordinator of aural skills courses; provide academic advising to music majors; participate in faculty governance; and recruit instrumental students. Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s abilities and the needs of the institution.
Assistant Professor of Music - Low Brass
Teach applied trombone, euphonium, and tuba; coach low brass ensembles; teach courses in either music theory, aural skills or musicology; provide academic advising to music majors; participate in faculty governance; and recruit instrumental students. Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s abilities and the needs of the institution.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be an experienced musician with a record of successful college-level teaching experience and evidence of creative activity/research. An earned doctorate in music or ABD status is necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to actively support the university's Christian mission; demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills; and maintain an active career in his or her profession.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three references.
Applications should also include URLs to the following videos: recent personal performances (preferred maximum of 15 minutes) and a video of an applied lesson demonstrating the appropriate instrumental pedagogy. Submit all materials as a PDF file to the email addresses indicated below:
Screening of applicants will begin on February 15, 2022. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Division of Music is a part of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University. It is housed in the Mabee Fine Arts Center and has approximately 100 music majors. The Division of Music has 20 full-time faculty. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in performance, musical theatre, and music education with emphasis in either choral or instrumental music. In addition, there is a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, worship studies, and music industry. The Division of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, one hour south of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 26 states and 23 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Reflecting strong institutional momentum, the university has recently recorded its highest enrollment and graduation rates, experienced record philanthropic support, and added graduate programs to expand its reach beyond its traditional, residential undergraduate students. Faculty members support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.