Assistant Professor of Music – Voice (Tenor, Baritone or Bass preferred)

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Website Ouachita Baptist University

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Music – Voice (Tenor, Baritone or Bass preferred)

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied voice. Excellence in teaching a diverse array of styles within the voice studio (including classical, commercial, musical theatre, and sacred/worship) is an expectation for this position   Provide academic advising to music majors; participate in faculty governance, recruit voice students.  Additional responsibilities may be assigned according to the candidate’s strengths and the needs of the institution which may include co-directing opera theatre (conducting or staging), vocal pedagogy, vocal diction, vocal literature, and involvement in musical theatre productions. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

APPOINTMENT: This is a tenure-track appointment, beginning in August of 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a minimum of three references. 

Applications should also include the following videos (maximum of 10 minutes each):  1) recent personal performance(s), 2) a video of an applied lesson demonstrating classical instruction and 3) a video of an applied lesson demonstrating musical theatre instruction.  Please submit videos as YouTube links in written materials.

Submit all materials as a PDF file to:

Dr. Maggie Garrett 

Chair, Voice Search Committee 

Ouachita Baptist University, Division of Music

garrettm@obu.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin on February 15, 2022.

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 100 music majors.  The Division of Music has 20 full-time faculty.  Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in performance, musical theatre, and music education with emphasis in either choral or instrumental music.  In addition, there is a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, worship studies, 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 1,500 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/ 

To apply for this job email your details to garrettm@obu.edu