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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Leisure Studies, Tenure Track

Ouachita Baptist University and the Michael D. Huckabee School of Education announce an opening in the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies. This full-time, tenure track position will begin August 1, 2021 and will involve teaching a wide range of courses leading to a B.A. degree in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies.

Candidates should be able to teach biomechanics, exercise for special populations, physiology of exercise, exercise assessment and prescription, kinesiology pedagogy, as well as health-related courses in the general education curriculum and a shared responsibility for the introductory course for majors. Candidates will also be expected to assist in the strategic development of graduate courses and programs as the department seeks to expand its range of offerings for non-traditional students.

Candidates must embrace the mission of Ouachita Baptist University and demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to excellence in teaching through the integration of Christian faith and learning. Excellence in teaching, advising, and university/community service is expected. Scholarly activity is highly encouraged. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, student engagement, and scholarship. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the department, school, and university is essential.

A terminal degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Human Performance, or Physical Education is preferred and will be required for tenure. ABD candidates will be considered. Professional certification (NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or ACSM Exercise Physiologist [EP-C] or ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist) is preferred. Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

For priority consideration, please send applications to the address below by March 1st, 2021. Electronic applications preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates from under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Ouachita Baptist University embraces Equal Opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.

To apply, send a letter of application, current vita, and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Terry DeWitt, Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
Ouachita Baptist University Box 3791
410 Ouachita Street
Arkadelphia, AR  71923

The Rogers Department of Communications at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a non tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2021. A master’s degree in communications or related area is required.  Ideal candidates should have prior teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities include 12 hours (4 courses) per semester in the visual media and film emphasis, including courses in video production, motion picture production, broadcast journalism, and public speaking. Additional responsibilities include managing the television production studio and equipment, assisting the director of the Ouachita Sports Digital Network, supervising and mentoring video work study and practicum students, academic advising, serving on university committees, and assisting with recruitment of prospective students.

Ouachita Baptist University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The university has approximately 1,500 students, of which 95% live on campus.

Mission Statement: “Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered learning community. Embracing the liberal arts tradition, the university prepares individuals for ongoing intellectual and spiritual growth, lives of meaningful work, and reasoned engagement with the world.”

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and current vitae to Dr. Jeff Root, Dean of the School of Humanities. Email documents to

Ouachita Baptist University embraces Equal Opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.

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