FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin in August 2020. The PhD is strongly preferred; ABD and MA will be considered. The successful candidate will teach courses in language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students. The teaching load is 4/4. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application that includes your teaching philosophy, CV, unofficial transcript, and three reference letters to Dr. Doug Sonheim, Chair of the Department of Language and Literature (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Language and Literature faculty is a collegial department that supports ongoing scholarship and creative teaching in support of the mission, values, and learning goals of Ouachita Baptist University (https://www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values/). Review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled.
ROGERS DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
The Rogers Department of Communications at Ouachita (pronounced WASH-a-taw) Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020. We seek an enterprising teacher with experience in digital media as well as one or more of the following areas: social media, data analytics, media writing, public speaking and/or broadcasting. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in helping to shape a growing department with more than 130 majors. Faculty responsibilities include a course load of four courses per semester, providing oversight for a digital student publication, academic advising and committee work.
Faculty members are expected to support Ouachita’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. The University is dedicated to the principle of academic freedom. Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty and staff for the benefit of our students and community. For further information about Ouachita, please visit https://obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values/.
PhD in Communications preferred; ABD, MA or related MFA considered. Minimum requirements are a master’s degree in Communications or a related field and knowledge of digital media. Rank will depend on qualifications.
Please send the following materials as a single PDF document (if possible) to Dr. Rebecca Jones, Communications Search Committee chair, at email@example.com.
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Materials that Demonstrate Experience in Digital Media
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin Jan. 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology in the W.H. Sutton School of Social Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1st, 2020. The Department offers a bachelor’s degree in sociology. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar. A PhD in sociology and teaching experience at the college/university level are expected.
The primary responsibilities of this position include teaching sociology courses in a range of content areas and enhancing the sociology program’s curriculum. Area of research specialization is open, but those with specialization in spatial analysis, medical sociology, research methods, and sociology of family are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with teaching online and/or using digital pedagogies to enhance face-to-face instruction is encouraged. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the university’s mission, undergraduate teaching, research, and professional development.
Ouachita Baptist University promotes equal opportunity and seeks to develop a diverse faculty and staff for the benefit of our students and community. Ouachita is a private Christian liberal-arts institution. The university’s mission statement can be accessed online. Electronically send a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching quality, graduate transcripts, and three forwarded reference letters to Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Sociology Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority review of applications will begin on January 8, but review will continue until the position is filled.
Instructor of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
Ouachita Baptist University and the Michael D. Huckabee School of Education announce an opening in the Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position, at the instructor rank to begin August 1, 2020 and will involve the teaching of a variety of courses leading to a BA degree in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies.
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 the Christian faith and learning.
QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate preferred, master’s required in Exercise Science with additional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and experience in exercise physiology, exercise assessment and prescription, strength and conditioning, as well as health-related courses in the general education curriculum.
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.
Professional certification (ACSM) as an Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) or Clinical Exercise Physiologist is preferred. Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
For priority consideration, please send applications by Feb 14, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Electronic applications preferred. 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 71998