Welcome to the Ouachita Baptist University Human Resources website. We consider it a pleasure to serve applicants for employment as well as the employees of Ouachita.
Our primary purpose is to provide fundamental materials and practices for developing and maintaining an effective human resources program in the areas of benefits administration, wage and salary administration, recruitment, record keeping, and compliance in an accurate, efficient, and confidential manner which engenders trust and goodwill among the employees of the University.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offices are generally closed between 12:00 and 1:00 each day for lunch. The Office of Human Resources is located within the Administrative Services suite of Cone Bottoms Administration Building, Suite 330.
Faculty vacancies are generally announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education and/or the appropriate professional publications. The Chronicle may be accessed at www.chronicle.com.
Following an announcement of a vacancy, the appropriate department chair will initiate a search for the new faculty appointment with the approval of the dean of the school, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the President. Christian commitment, competence in one’s academic discipline, earned degrees, support for a liberal arts education, respect for the traditions and commitments of the sponsoring body, and the ability to appeal and communicate to students are all important requirements for appointment.
Open staff positions are generally not posted, but applications are accepted at any time. Once a vacancy has occurred, the department head, supervisor, or director will consider all qualified applicants. Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application. All applications are kept on file for six months.
The staff application form may be accessed online (adobe acrobat reader required). Completed applications should be returned to Box 3772, Arkadelphia, AR 71998 or to Cone Bottoms Administration Building, Suite 330.
Sherri Phelps, Director of Human Resources
Kathy Green, Payroll and Fringe Benefits Specialist
Cone Bottoms Administration Building, Suite 330
OBU Box 3772
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
(870) 245-5410 – Phone
(870) 245-5408 – Fax