University of Arkansas at Little Rock — Assistant Professor, Applied Communication / R97934

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Department of Applied Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor – Applied Communications (R97934) position starting Fall 2018. Our departmental mission is to co-create better social worlds through positive communication, in professional and interpersonal settings, and we have received multiple awards and accolades for our innovative teaching methods. This past year’s successful program review brought special recognition for our emphasis on applied communication, ethical communication, and interdisciplinary linkages in our teaching, scholarship, and service.

To help us continue meeting our mission, we are seeking an interpersonal or organizational communication scholar with applied communication research and teaching interests in conflict management, interpersonal or organizational communication, and crisis communication. The position includes teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, online, and weekend formats. Candidates will be expected to (1) work positively with faculty, staff, students, and the community, (2) teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, (3) have an active research agenda in applied communication, and (4) participate in university and community service. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy. Please visit for more information about our award-winning department.

Required Education and/or Experience: ABD in Communication or closely related field; Teaching experience in a college setting; interest in Applied Communication pedagogy and research.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field; Teaching experience in a college setting in both online and traditional formats; Teaching experience in conflict management, interpersonal or organizational communication, and crisis communication; Research in applied communication, consistent with departmental focus on positive communication in interpersonal and organizational communication contexts.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about these positions are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at The closing date for applications is October 21, 2017. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter, Chair, at or by phone at 501-569-3158.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.