FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS
W. H. Sutton School of Social Sciences
PSYCHOLOGY: Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2017.
Preferred Qualifications: We will give special attention to candidates with strong quantitative skills and a child-development specialization. PhD in Experimental Psychology or Child/Human Development by August 2017, preferred; ABD considered.
Responsibilities include: Research activities that emphasize undergraduate student collaboration are expected. Course load is four per semester. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the university’s Christian identity, undergraduate teaching, research, and professional development.
To Apply: Electronically send a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three forwarded reference letters to Jennifer Fayard, Psychology Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business
ACCOUNTING: Tenure-track faculty position (rank negotiable) beginning August 2017. Earned doctorate prior to beginning date is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include courses appropriate to the successful candidate’s interests and experience, but preference will be given to candidates who can also offer instructional support in finance and other business disciplines. Established in the liberal arts tradition, Ouachita Baptist University is a private, undergraduate university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Faculty members are expected to embrace the Christian mission of the university. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a vita, and contact information for three references to: HSBfacultysearch@obu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and is housed within the recently constructed Hickingbotham Hall.
FINANCE: Tenure-track faculty position (rank negotiable) beginning August 2017. Earned doctorate prior to beginning date is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include courses appropriate to the successful candidate’s interests and experience, but preference will be given to candidates who can also offer instructional support in accounting and other business disciplines. Established in the liberal arts tradition, Ouachita Baptist University is a private, undergraduate university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Faculty members are expected to embrace the Christian mission of the university. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a vita, and contact information for three references to: HSBfacultysearch@obu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and is housed within the recently constructed Hickingbotham Hall.
J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences
BIOLOGY: The Ouachita Baptist University Department of Biology invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track position effective fall, 2017. PhD in any biological field required. Ideal candidates should demonstrate a background in biomedical sciences, though any innovative candidate with a strong interest in teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy will be considered. The candidate may be expected to teach courses for biology majors such as microbiology, cell biology, or anatomy and physiology, as well as science for non-majors. Additionally, the candidate may be asked to create a new upper-level course such as immunology. A successful candidate will show aptitude and inclination for engaging undergraduates in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences. A three-year start up package is included for the establishment of a biomedical research program. Ouachita Baptist University is a private liberal-arts institution dedicated to undergraduate instruction. The job entails a collegial commitment to professional, university, and community service as well as advising students and supporting the institution’s Christian mission. Review of applications will begin January 20th and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals must apply online. Candidates from under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Nathan Reyna, Chair, Biology Faculty Search Committee.
CHEMISTRY: Tenure-track position in Chemistry with a specialization in Organic Chemistry beginning August 1, 2017. Effective teaching in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in chemistry. Courses will include lectures and labs in Organic Chemistry I & II, upper-level courses, as well as CORE courses for non-majors and may include other teaching assignments as needed by the department. Involvement of undergraduate students in the research endeavor is also encouraged. Additional duties include advisement, recruitment, and retention activities; curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation; participation in program, college, and university committees and activities; and other duties as required and/or assigned. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in organic chemistry; post-doctoral experience preferred, plus college-level teaching experience; and evidence of undergraduate research interest. Candidates with a willingness to serve as a faculty mentor for student research and/or training in organic synthesis, physical organic, or computational organic chemistry are preferred. Demands of the position require excellent oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills; experience with student recruitment, student advising, and curriculum planning; and the ability to utilize instructional technology in the classroom. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with appointment expected at a minimum rank of assistant professor. Review of the applications will begin January 20th and continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae including three references, teaching philosophy, research interests, and both graduate and undergraduate transcripts to: Search Committee, Ouachita Baptist University, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Box 3726, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001 or by e-mail submit PDF files to: email@example.com.
School of Fine Arts
Division of Music
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Piano
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include Coordinator of the Keyboard Area, teach class piano and applied keyboard, coordinate the recruitment efforts of the keyboard area, coordinate piano placement exams and assign keyboard students for applied lessons. This person will work closely with the local music teachers association, adjudicate across the state, and accompany students, faculty and ensembles as needed. Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on applicant’s qualifications and interests.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be an excellent and experienced musician and teacher with a commitment to liberal arts education. Teaching experience at the college or university level is highly preferred. Qualified candidates must show evidence of successful administrative experience. Doctorate required.
APPOINTMENT: A tenure-track appointment, beginning August 2017. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications should also include the following videos: recent concert performance (maximum of 15 minutes) and a teaching of class piano and/or applied lesson. Please submit video as a YouTube link.
Submit all materials as a PDF file to:
Dr. Ryan Lewis
Piano Search Committee
Ouachita Baptist University
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin on February 15, 2017.
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 120 music majors. The Division of Music has 20 full-time faculty. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in Performance, Worship Arts, 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 Music Business. The Division of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Ouachita Baptist University is a private, liberal arts, church-related institution with approximately 1500 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: http://www.obu.edu
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.