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


Website Ouachita Baptist University

The School of Performing Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a full-time,
residential position in Theatre Arts to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will be an experienced theatre artist and 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. 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 voice, movement, dance, and theatre education is preferred. This position includes a teaching load composed of three-quarters teaching and one-quarter production responsibilities. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

  • Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.
  • Submit all materials as one PDF to Dr. Caroline Taylor (, Chair of the Theatre Search Committee.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Theatre Arts is active in theatre education and performance production, including a yearly performance season of four fully produced shows. Ouachita offers degrees in Musical Theatre (BFA), Theatre (BA), and Theatre Education (BA). Teaching and performing resides in the 1,500-seat Jones Performing Arts Center and the 200-seat Verser Theatre.

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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