Chair, Division of Music, Assistant or Associate Professor of Music



Job description

OBU Mission Statement
As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Expectations for all Employees

Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior.

  • Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith.
  • People are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust.
  • Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic.
  • Efficiency is achieved through wise management of human and financial resources.

The purpose of the Chair Division of Music/Assistant or Associate Professor of Music is to enhance the Division of Music by leading the music faculty teaching related undergraduate courses, recruiting talented students to pursue a degree within the Division of Music, and promoting the work and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide private lessons or classes in content specialty to both students pursuing a degree in music, those pursuing a minor in music, as well as students taking lessons or classes as an elective or secondary performance area
  • Teach undergraduate courses related music content specialty* Recruit students to study music and to pursue one of the degrees offered by the Division of Music
  • Remain active as a performer in professional stage and church settings

Other Duties

  • Maintain membership and participate in appropriate professional organizations
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Contribute to administrative tasks, including service on departmental and university committees
  • Travel occasionally to recruit prospective students and to accompany current students to performance opportunities, such as NATS, TMEA, OkMEA, TMTA, and OMTA
  • Collaborate with colleagues and students within and beyond the Division of Music to create and promote excellent musical and academic experiences

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstration of strong skills in music content area such as: Choral Conducting, Music Education, Vocal, Theory/Composition
  • Proven teaching abilities at the undergraduate level in appropriate music content area
  • Knowledge of current pedagogical approaches in appropriate content area
  • Keyboard abilities appropriate to appropriate content area
  • Experience with recruitment and retention; and
  • Interpersonal skills for regular interaction and collaboration with prospective and current students as well as faculty, staff, administration, supporters, and guests of the university


  • Completed Master’s degree plus significant progress toward Doctorate
  • Teaching experience in appropriate content area
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing and Learning Management Software
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight, for recruitment purposes and to attend professional conferences
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Must be an active member of a local evangelical church


  • Doctorate in Music Arts in content specialty, or a similar field
  • Successful teaching as a music faculty member at an accredited undergraduate institution and significant experience as a performer

How to apply

Please apply directly at the OBU website:

Oklahoma Baptist University is a small Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City.