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The Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a full-time, residential Theatre Arts Instructor for Spring 2023, to begin January 2023. The successful candidate will be an experienced theatre artist and instructor and will exhibit 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 movement and theatre education is preferred. This one-semester position includes a teaching load composed of three-quarters teaching and one-quarter production responsibilities. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Applicants for the temporary Theatre Arts Instructor position may also apply separately for the open-rank full-time faculty position, if desired.
To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (including teaching theatre in a Christian liberal arts environment), graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Submit all materials as one PDF to Eric Phillips, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately 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 200-seat Verser Theatre and the 1,500-seat Jones Performing Arts Center.
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 obu.edu/jobs.
Ouachita Baptist University, a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is entering its 137th year as a Christ-centered learning community. Ouachita continues to experience considerable institutional momentum. During the past six years, Ouachita’s enrollment has increased by 17.6%. Fall 2022 enrollment is the highest in 56 years, with a headcount of 1,784 students. On-campus enrollment is the highest since 2011, while enrollment in all colleges and universities in the state combined decreased during that period. The first-time freshmen student cohort is distinctive: half earned a high school grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher, 23 graduated first in their high school class, 36 are Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars, more than 17% are students of color, and 23% are first-generation college students.
Ouachita is in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a city of 11,000, one hour south-west of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas, Texas. The beautiful campus is situated on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, surrounded by two million acres of forests, within a ten-minute drive to DeGray Lake Resort State Park and close to other lakes, rivers, and trails....
Ouachita is ranked among the best national liberal arts universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and among the top 20 Christian colleges in the nation by Niche.com. Learn more about the university’s highly personal approach, reflected in a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, at www.obu.edu.