University of Arkansas at Little Rock — Director of the School Mass Communication R0018252

The Director is the chief academic officer for the School of Mass Communication and reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education. The Director is responsible for all aspects of the academic, personnel, and financial operation of the School of Mass Communication, which has a current enrollment of approximately 130 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The Director represents the School at the college and university level as well as to external constituents. The Director will lead faculty and staff in developing the academic programs in the School of Mass Communication as well as its physical and technical infrastructure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in a Mass Communication field; Experience in teaching, research, or creative activity sufficient to be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor; Administrative experience as Program Coordinator or related administrative experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Experience as department chair, School director or related administrative experience; Experience working at an institution serving non-traditional students; Ability to contribute to the MA in Mass Communication.

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 Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, financial history background check, and sex-offender registry. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify the 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 institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.