Director of Choral Activities (Open-Rank, Tenure Track)


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The School of Performing Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position for the Director of Choral Activities to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will display evidence of the ability to lead and administrate a comprehensive choral program in a collaborative environment, excellence in choral conducting and successful classroom teaching; an authentic Christian faith lived out through personal
discipleship and active involvement in a local church; support for the university’s vision, mission,
and values; and a commitment to our Christian liberal arts tradition.

Primary responsibilities will include directing choral ensembles, teaching choral conducting and other courses based on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the university, and implementing a successful recruiting strategy. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, building relationships with music educators and churches throughout the region, and actively participating in campus life. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. A doctorate in music or equivalent professional experience is

Application Process:

  • Submit a letter of interest, the Faculty Application for Employment, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references.
  • Applicants should also include links to video recordings of choral conducting and a choral ensemble rehearsal.
  • Submit all materials as one PDF to Dr. Patrick Houlihan (, Chair of the DCA
    Search Committee. Priority review of completed applications will begin on January 20, 2024, and
    will continue until the position is filled.

Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,800 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest.

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