FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS
POSITION: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities pertain primarily to foundations courses including 2-D design and color theory. Other teaching areas include an art survey for non-majors, ceramics courses and possibly a course in an area of expertise such as sculpture, printmaking, or other discipline.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts in a visual arts field such as Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking. Strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach broadly in a variety of disciplines, possess a record of teaching and professional experience including a current record of creative and scholarly achievement. Applicants must support the mission of the university, www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values.
APPOINTMENT: Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor in Visual Arts, beginning in August of 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy to include applicant’s view of the interrelatedness of the visual arts with the Christian liberal arts tradition, copies of graduate transcripts, three names and phone numbers of references, and a digital portfolio of applicant’s creative work and, if available, a digital portfolio of applicant’s students’ creative work.
Submit all materials as a PDF file to:
Mr. Donnie Copeland
Chair, Visual Arts Search Committee
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applicants will begin on June 1, 2018.
The Rosemary Gossett Adams Department of Visual Arts is a part of the School of Fine Arts at Ouachita Baptist University. The Department of Visual Arts has approximately 45 majors. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art Education. Ouachita Baptist University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Department of Visual Arts web site can be viewed at https://obu.edu/visualarts/
Ouachita Baptist University is a private, liberal arts, church-related institution with approximately 1,500 students. The University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, half way between Texarkana, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Faculty members are expected to share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. The University is dedicated to the principle of academic freedom. For further information: www.obu.edu
Faculty vacancies are generally announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education and/or the appropriate professional publications.
Following an announcement of a vacancy, the appropriate department chair will initiate a search for the new faculty appointment with the approval of the dean of the school, the vice president for academic affairs and the president. Christian commitment, competence in one’s academic discipline, earned degrees, support for a liberal arts education, respect for the traditions and commitments of the sponsoring body and the ability to appeal and communicate to students are all important requirements for appointment.