University of Arkansas at Little Rock — Assistant Professor, Multi-platform Storytelling / R97100

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (R97100) position in Multiplatform Storytelling beginning August 16, 2018. UA-Little Rock offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits.

We seek a teacher-scholar who will teach journalistic practices across multiple platforms such as web, video, print, mobile, and social media, and who will contribute to the research mission of UA-Little Rock by establishing a rigorous program of academic and creative scholarship. The successful candidate will also participate in service to the University, community, and the profession, and support community engagement activities at the school, college and university levels. The School of Mass Communication offers undergraduate emphasis areas in Journalism, Media Production and Design, Motion Pictures, Strategic Communication, and Mass Media as well as a Master’s degree in Mass Communication. The successful candidate will join a growing program with a collegial faculty.

The School of Mass Communication is part of the College of Social Sciences and Communication (CSSC), a community of teacher-scholars and professionals whose mission is to apply theory and research to drive social change and inspire human expression, reflection, and interconnection (see ualr.edu/cssc).

UA-Little Rock is a research-intensive doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission. Founded in 1927 and part of the University of Arkansas system since 1969, UA-Little Rock serves a diverse population of roughly 11,000 students. See the UA-Little Rock website at http://www.ualr.edu for more information about UA-Little Rock. Little Rock is the capital city and the largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting affordable housing, proximity to wilderness and recreational areas, and numerous cultural and civic attractions, including the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas Studies Institute, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Mass Communication or related field is required. ABDs will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching college journalism classes; evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential.

Application Process: Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Criminal and financial 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.

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