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Professor of Music: Voice (Open-Rank, Tenure Track)
Ouachita Baptist University
Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Type: Full Time
The School of Performing Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Music, focusing on Applied Voice (Tenor, Baritone, or Bass preferred), to begin August 2024.
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; scholarly activity in the field; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the university’s vision, mission, and values.
Primary responsibilities will include teaching a diverse array of styles within the voice studio (including classical, commercial, musical theatre, and sacred/worship) and implementing a successful recruiting strategy for voice students. Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the needs of the institution. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. A doctorate in music, along with evidence of successful teaching and creative activity in vocal performance is essential.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, the Faculty Application for Employment, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Applications should also include a video (approximately 10 minutes each) of: 1) recent personal performance(s), and 2) a video of the applicant teaching an applied voice lesson. Please submit videos as YouTube links in written materials.
Submit all materials as one PDF to Dr Maggie Garrett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Voice Search Committee. Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,800 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest. To learn more about the university, see the opportunity profile and visit obu.edu/jobs.
Ouachita Baptist University, a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is entering its 138th year as a Christ-centered learning community. Ouachita continues to experience considerable institutional momentum, reporting its highest enrollment in 57 years with a Fall 2023 total headcount of 1,815 as well as a 99% job or grad school placement rate within six months of graduation.
Residential undergraduate enrollment is 1,581, and there are 81 students enrolled in Ouachita’s six graduate programs – more than doubling the number who enrolled when graduate programs were reintroduced in 2020. Of last year’s freshmen, 83% returned for their sophomore year – a retention rate 22% higher than the average most recently reported for all 4-year colleges and universities in Arkansas. Among this year’s 469 first-time freshmen, there are two National Merit finalists and 33 Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars. The cohort earned a collective high school grade point average of 3.8 out of 4.000; almost half earned a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher.
Arkadelphia, a city of 10,258, is the seat of Clark County. It’s located in the foothills of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, a...n hour southwest of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas, Texas. Ouachita’s tree-lined campus sits on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, with easy access to more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails winding in and around town. Surrounded by two million acres of national forests, Arkadelphia is a 10-minute drive from DeGray Lake Resort State Park and close to many other lakes, rivers and trails.