Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas Residential Campus), seeks candidates and/or nominations for a full-time DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS (Teaching Faculty Position) with assignment in the University’s School of Arts and Sciences. This position will be assigned the appropriate faculty rank and faculty status based on experience and academic credentials. The candidate will direct and recruit students to the University Choir and theater programs; conduct other ensembles as assigned.
Ottawa University’s multi-campus system supports an enrollment of more than 4,000 students. With the participation of this faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences, Ottawa University will continue the one-hundred and forty-six year tradition of producing exceptional and highly capable leaders who impact local, national and international business. A tradition recognized throughout the world by Ottawa University graduates and their colleagues.
The successful candidate for this full-time, 12-month, faculty position will demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts teaching environment, possess a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting or a related area; doctorate is preferred. Must be credentialed to teach music education courses; demonstrate excellence and success as a choir director, teacher, and recruiter at the collegiate level; and demonstrate commitment to the mission of a small faith-based liberal arts university. The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of teaching, service, and proven creative activity.
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University (www.ottawa.edu) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University’s traditional campus is located in Ottawa, Kansas. In addition to the traditional campus, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and masters degree level at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions.
A completed Application for Employment is required at http://www.ottawa.edu/Careers as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, a curriculum vita; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.
Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, family and marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.