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Faculty Vacancies

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS


Applications for faculty positions at Ouachita Baptist University are always accepted. Once a vacancy has occurred, the department head, supervisor or director will consider all qualified applicants. Interviews will follow based on skills, qualifications and references of the prospective employee as provided on their individual application. All applications are kept on file for six months.

FACULTY APPLICATION

Download the faculty application and return it to:

Office of Human Resources
410 Ouachita Street, OBU Box 3772
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001

or by email to phelpss@obu.edu

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

Position summary

The Department of Psychology in the W. H. Sutton School of Social Sciences invites applications for tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will 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. Strong quantitative skills are essential. A Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by August 2023 is preferred (although ABD candidates may be considered). Area of specialization is open. Teaching expectations typically include four courses each semester. Research activities that emphasize undergraduate student collaboration are expected.

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To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Allyson Phillips, Chair of the Psychology Search Committee at phillipsa@obu.edu. Priority review of completed applications will begin on Nov. 1, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Accounting and Finance in the AACSB-Accredited Frank D. Hickingbotham School of Business at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Accounting/Business Analytics to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching; 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. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a wide range of Analytics related courses as well as working with colleagues in the business school and across campus to integrate Analytics into the curriculum. Additional opportunities exist for on and off campus engagements, such as research or professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. Earned PhD in Accounting required, and experience teaching or developing Analytics programs at the undergraduate level is preferred.

To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward the following to Dr. Chris Brune, Chair of the Accounting and Analytics Search Committee at brunec@obu.edu:

  • A cover letter that makes the case for your candidacy (In your letter, describe how your strengths, gifts and experiences are a fit with the qualifications and opportunity in this profile.)
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts

Priority review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Biblical Studies and Theology in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in biblical studies to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will 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. Primary teaching responsibilities will include biblical studies courses (possibly including biblical languages) as well as Survey of the Bible and Interpreting the Bible. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, working with colleagues to develop new and existing programs, and actively participating in campus life. Additional opportunities exist for on and off-campus engagements, such as research and professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. All qualified candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to those who have a PhD in either Hebrew Bible or New Testament and have experience serving in ministry. The successful candidate will be expected to become an active member of a church that partners with the ABSC.

To apply

To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Doug Nykolaishen, Department of Biblical Studies and Theology at nykolaishend@obu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Chemistry in the J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2023. Primary responsibilities will include teaching biochemistry, chemistry and non-majors science courses. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, engaging students through research experiences, and actively participating in campus life. The ideal candidate is expected to embrace inclusive pedagogy techniques intended to effectively instruct a diverse student population.

A successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education and scholarly activity in the field while engaging undergraduates in research. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with appointment expected at a minimum rank of assistant professor. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a relevant field is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The job entails a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; as well as supporting the institution's Christian mission per the University's vision, mission, and values. Ouachita Baptist University embraces equal opportunity and is committed to developing a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants with the potential to advance institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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To apply

Submit online (1) a cover letter describing how your expertise will enhance our department, (2) a statement of research interests including how you will mentor undergraduates through research, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy highlighting diverse and inclusive pedagogy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, (5) graduate transcripts, and (6) a completed Faculty Application for Employment form. In the title of each file, please include Last Name_Document Description. Email Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee, at hamiltons@obu.edu with any questions. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the position, department, Ouachita, and southwest Arkansas can be found in the Opportunity Profile.

Position summary

The Department of Math and Computer Science in the J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cybersecurity to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University's vision, mission, and values. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a wide range of cybersecurity and computer science courses as part of a new cybersecurity program. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. All qualified candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to those who have a PhD in Cybersecurity or a related computer-science field.

To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Jeff Matocha at matochaj@obu.edu. Priority review of completed applications will begin on Jan. 27, 2023, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Physics and Engineering in the J.D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Engineering to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will 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. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a wide range of general engineering, engineering mechanics, and mechanical engineering courses as part of a new engineering program seeking ABET accreditation. Additional opportunities exist for on and off campus engagements, such as research or professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. All qualified candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to those who have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a PE and experience in the field.

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To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Norm Pumphrey, Chair of the Engineering Search Committee at pumphreyn@obu.edu. Priority review of completed applications will begin on Nov. 1, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Kinesiology in the Huckabee School of Education at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Kinesiology to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will 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. Primary responsibilities will include teaching Kinesiology courses within the liberal-arts curriculum. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, engaging students through research experiences, and actively participating in campus life. Additional opportunities exist for on and off campus engagements, such as research or professional development. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. A PhD in Kinesiology is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

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To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Terry DeWitt, Chair of the Kinesiology Search Committee at dewittt@obu.edu. Priority review of completed applications will begin on Dec. 1, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Nursing in the J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for two, full-time, non-tenure-track positions in Nursing to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education; a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; and a Christian commitment consistent with the University's vision, mission, and values. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a range of nursing courses, including clinical assignments. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. All qualified candidates with an MSN will be considered, but preference will be given to those who have a PhD in Nursing or a DNP.

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To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Rebecca Martinez, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Nursing at martinezre@obu.edu. Priority review of completed applications will begin on February 10, but review will continue until the position is filled.

About Ouachita

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.

Position summary

The Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Theatre Arts, focusing on Performance and Directing, to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will 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. Primary responsibilities will normally include course work (three-quarters load) and production responsibilities (one-quarter load). Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, collaborating in the creation of realized stage productions, recruiting students through events and auditions, coaching musical theatre recitals, and actively participating in campus life. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. 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.

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To apply

Complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Eric Phillips, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at phillipse@obu.edu. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023.

About Ouachita

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.

See staff and administrative positions at obu.edu/about/hr/staff-vacancies.

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