Faculty vacancies are generally announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education and/or the appropriate professional publications.
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.
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
DIVISION OF MUSIC
POSITION: Instrumental Music Education/Assistant Director of Bands
RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the Ouachita Marching Band (fall), Symphonic Band (spring), and the basketball pep band (spring); teach instrumental music education courses; establish and maintain an active working relationship with state and regional instrumental teachers and high school band directors; supervise music interns; provide academic advising; participate in faculty governance. Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s abilities and the needs of the institution.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be an excellent and experienced musician and teacher with a commitment to teaching future instrumental music educators. He/she should have evidence of the ability to design creative marching band performances, prepare educational concerts, motivate and recruit students, possess effective interpersonal skills, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in providing a positive learning environment. He/she should have a commitment to the University’s mission of academic and Christian Excellence. Teaching experience at the secondary level is required; college or university teaching experience is preferred. An earned master’s degree is required.
APPOINTMENT: Appointment to begin August 2015. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vita and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who might knowledgeably endorse your application – include URL web links (YouTube video or personal web site) to videos of a complete marching show, 15 minutes of rehearsals, and 15 minutes of live performances to:
Dr. Craig V. Hamilton
Chair, Assistant Director of Bands Search Committee
Ouachita Baptist University, Division of Music
410 Ouachita St., OBU Box 3649
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2015
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 140 music majors. The Division of Music has 24 full-time faculty. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in Performance, Worship Arts, Composition, Musical Theatre, and Music Education with emphasis in either choral or instrumental music. In addition there is a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theatre. The Division of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Ouachita Baptist University is private, liberal arts, church-related institution with approximately 1,500 students. The University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, approximately half way between Texarkana, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Faculty members are expected to share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. The University is dedicated to the principle of academic freedom. For further information: www.obu.edu