This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: College/University
Primary responsibilities include directing choral ensembles; teach choral music education courses, serve as musical director of the opera program; teach applied voice (Tenor, Baritone or Bass preferred, experience with classical and music theatre pedagogy required); provide academic advising to music majors; participate in faculty governance; and recruit vocal students. Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s abilities and the needs of the institution. Keyboard proficiency will be considered a definite asset.
The successful candidate will be an experienced musician and teacher with a commitment to liberal arts education. An earned doctorate in music or ABD status, along with evidence of successful teaching and creative activity/research in choral, vocal performance, and opera are necessary.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.
Applications should also include the following videos: recent choral and vocal performances (maximum of 15 minutes), a video of applied lessons demonstrating classical and music theatre pedagogy, and video footage of productions directed. Please submit video as YouTube links or Dropbox files.
Salary: This is a tenure track appointment, beginning in August of 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Dr. Jon Secrest
Chair, Choral/Voice Search Committee
Ouachita Baptist University, Division of Music
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, with approximately ninety voice principals. 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 industry. 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 halfway between Texarkana, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Faculty members are expected to support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. The University is dedicated to the principle of academic freedom. Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. For further information: https://obu.edu/