Professor of Music: Worship Studies (Open-Rank, Non-Tenure Track)


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The School of Performing Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, residential position in Worship Studies to begin August 2024.

The successful candidate will display a comprehensive knowledge of musical, theological, and organization of worship as well as effective strategies for multi-generational worship for any church, any size, any style. Experience as a successful classroom teacher and a desire to model ministry to students is essential. It is expected that the candidate will display an authentic Christian faith lived out through personal discipleship, an active involvement in a local church, support for the university’s vision, mission, and values, and a commitment to the Christian liberal arts tradition.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching Survey of Worship Music, Leadership and Administration, Directing the Rhythm Section, Next Gen Worship, and Technology and Media for worship and accompanying lab.

Other responsibilities will include supervision of internships and senior worship projects. Additional courses based on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the university may be assigned as needed. Other responsibilities will include implementing a successful recruiting strategy, supporting students through academic advising, building relationships with church worship leaders in 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 required.

To apply, 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 demonstrating worship leadership. Submit all materials as one PDF to Larry Grayson (, Chair of the Worship Studies Search Committee. Review of applications will begin immediately 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. To learn more about the university, see the opportunity profile and visit

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