Open-Rank Professor of Theatre Arts, Performance/Directing (Tenure Track)


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Theatre Arts, focusing on Performance and Directing, to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; scholarly activity in the field; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University’s vision, mission, and values. Primary responsibilities will normally include course work (three-quarters load) and production responsibilities (one-quarter load). Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, collaborating in the creation of realized stage productions, recruiting students through events and auditions, coaching musical theatre recitals, and actively participating in campus life. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. A terminal degree in theatre, along with evidence of successful teaching and creative activity in theatre performance, musical theatre, and stage direction are essential. Additional experience in movement and theatre education is preferred.

To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Eric Phillips, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023.

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 1,700 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.  To learn more about the university, visit

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