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Chair, Division of Music, Assistant or Associate Professor of Music
Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OK
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
Salary: Based upon experience
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
OBU Mission Statement As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.
Expectations for all Employees Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior. • Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith. • People are treated with dignity and respect. • Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust. • Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic. • Efficiency is achieved through wise management of human and financial resources.
Purpose: The purpose of the Chair Division of Music/Assistant or Associate Professor of Music is to enhance the Division of Music by leading the music faculty teaching related undergraduate courses, recruiting talented students to pursue a degree within the Division of Music, and promoting the work and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University.
Essential Functions: • Provide private lessons or classes in content specialty to both students pursuing a degree in music, those pursuing a minor in music, as well as students taking lessons or classes as an elective or secondary performance area • Teach undergraduate courses related music content specialty • Recruit students to study music and to pursue one of the degrees offered by the Division of Music • Remain active as a performer in professional stage and church settings
Other Duties: • Maintain membership and participate in appropriate professional organizations • Advise undergraduate students • Contribute to administrative tasks, including service on departmental and university committees • Travel occasionally to recruit prospective students and to accompany current students to performance opportunities, such as NATS, TMEA, OkMEA, TMTA, and OMTA • Collaborate with colleagues and students within and beyond the Division of Music to create and promote excellent musical and academic experiences.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Demonstration of strong skills in music content area such as: Choral Conducting, Music Education, Vocal, Theory/Composition • Proven teaching abilities at the undergraduate level in appropriate music content area • Knowledge of current pedagogical approaches in appropriate content area • Keyboard abilities appropriate to appropriate content area • Experience with recruitment and retention; and • Interpersonal skills for regular interaction and collaboration with prospective and current students as well as faculty, staff, administration, supporters, and guests of the university
Required: • Completed Master’s degree plus significant progress toward Doctorate • Teaching experience in appropriate content area • Basic computer skills, including word processing and Learning Management Software • Ability to work some evenings and weekends • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight, for recruitment purposes and to attend professional conferences • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University • Must be an active member of a local evangelical church
Preferred: • Doctorate in Music Arts in content specialty, or a similar field • Successful teaching as a music faculty member at an accredited undergraduate institution and significant experience as a performer
Please apply directly at the OBU website: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/jobs.html
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. A candidate's religious beliefs and practices will be considered in the light of the University's mission.