Assistant Professor Speech Communication
University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Little Rock, AR

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Department of Speech Communication
UALR

The Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin work in our department, August 2013. The ideal candidate should be a strong scholar whose research agenda and pedagogical interests focus on applied communication in conflict management. We are particularly interested in conflict management as used to construct better social worlds and to improve communication as a practice.

Located in the College of Professional Studies, the Department of Speech Communication emphasizes an applied approach to the study of communication in both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The department has 10 full-time faculty members and approximately 70 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students in its program. The Department of Speech Communication has been selected for the university's highest honor, Department of Excellence, recognizing university-wide achievement in teaching, research, and professional service. For more information about the department visit: www.ualr.edu/speechcomm.
The successful candidate will have a strong teaching record and a promising program of research; be willing to teach a variety of courses within our curriculum in a traditional and online format; and have experience and/or a desire to engage in professional service activities in the community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication (or completion of all requirements before employment commences).

To Apply: Submit a letter of application (referencing position R97934-01), curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a one-page philosophy of teaching, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Robert R. Ulmer, Chair, Department of Speech Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. Applications via email will not be accepted. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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. 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 and person 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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