University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice in Philanthropy and Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-stream position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Philanthropy and Communication to start in the Fall 2022 semester.

The teaching load is nominally 6 courses per year but may be adjusted based upon significant administrative/service duties that relate to the philanthropy major. The position entails efforts toward the continued development of the philanthropy major, recruiting students, and engaging community partners.

The successful applicant will be an exceptional educator and professional who can contribute significantly to a new Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropy degree. The individual selected will be expected to teach in our academic programs and provide professional service to the school, campus, and the field. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, and/or service.

The Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropy at UT Arlington is housed in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts. It is the result of an interdisciplinary partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and College of Business. The faculty member is expected to closely liaise with the College of Business. This position will work with other faculty in the Department of Communication, preparing students both academically and experientially, to enter the third largest workforce sector in the U.S, employing 10 percent of the nation’s population.

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching interests, qualifications, and/or experience related to one or more of the following areas: philanthropy, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, health communication, and communication studies. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

Required qualifications

  • Experience with nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and communication activities
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit Management, Communication, or related.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and communication activities
  • Training or experience in grant writing.
  • Earned master’s degree in Communication/Mass Communication, Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit Management, or related field required.

To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following by April 5, 2022 in order to ensure consideration:

  1. A cover letter that explains the candidate’s interest in UTA, qualifications especially related to experience establishing and leading a program in philanthropy/communication, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the candidate’s teaching and service has or would support the success of a diverse student population.
  2. A CV with relevant experience and teaching.
  3. A vision for a philanthropy program situated in a communication department, preferably not to exceed 500 words.
  4. A substantive writing sample (e.g., professional work, article/book chapter).
  5. Names and contact information of three (3) references.

Please direct questions to Dr. Tom Christie at christie@uta.edu.

UTA is a Research-1, Texas Tier 1, and HSI-designated university and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

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