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RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in costuming, makeup, theatre history and theatre appreciation. Design and construct, or supervise students in the design and construction, of costumes and makeup for six productions a year. Collaborate with theatre faculty in creating shows, recruiting, and empowering theatre arts students. Sponsor and support student theatre organizations. Participate in the larger campus community through faculty meetings, committees, student advising and supporting university arts and events.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be an experienced theatre artist and instructor with a commitment to liberal arts education. A terminal degree in theatre, along with evidence of successful teaching and creative activity in theatre costuming and makeup design and implementation. Additional experience in properties and effect work a plus. Applicants must support the mission of the university, www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values.
APPOINTMENT: This is a one-year appointment beginning in August 2019. The position salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Academic load is figured as three quarters towards course work and one quarter towards production responsibilities.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including teaching theatre in a Christian liberal arts environment, and contact information on three references. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until June 1 or until the position is filled.
The Department of Theatre Arts is a part of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University. The department is active in theatre education and performance production. It has approximately 70 majors in Musical Theatre (BFA),Theatre (BA) and Theatre Education (BA). Teaching and performing takes place in the 200 seat Verser Theatre and the 1500 seat Jones Performing Arts Center. The Department of Theatre Arts produces an active yearly performance season of four fully produced shows and two smaller one acts/ten minute shows with a full time faculty of four and an adjunct faculty in dance.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, halfway between Texarkana and Little Rock on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 30 states and 30 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.