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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered, liberal arts institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, halfway between Texarkana and Little Rock on Interstate 30. Enrolling approximately 1,500 students from 30 states and 30 nations, Ouachita offers a strong residential community where 95% of students live in university housing. The university’s low student-faculty ratio, close-knit campus, and commitment to undergraduate research opportunities offer an enriched environment for learning and growth. Faculty members support the University’s Christian mission and share the institution’s commitment to both academic and Christian excellence. Ouachita supports the principle of academic freedom in the context of the university mission, promotes equal opportunity, and seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community.