University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Assistant Professor – Media Production / R96989
Mass Communication

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (R96989) position in Media Production beginning August 15, 2018.

UA-Little Rock offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits. We seek a student-oriented colleague to teach fundamental and advanced film and video production courses such as producing, directing, documentary, and capstone.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to teach core courses including Introduction to Motion Pictures, Mass Media and Society, Careers in Mass Media as well as graduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs.

The successful candidate will also participate in service to the University, community, and profession, establish and maintain a program of academic research, 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 collegial faculty. UA-Little Rock is a research-intensive doctoral institution with a metropolitan university mission.

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

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 for more information about the university.  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.  This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in Mass Communication or related field is required. ABDs will be considered if degree will be completed by the time of employment.  Demonstrated ability to teach college classes in media production, ability to work with students from diverse, often non-traditional backgrounds, ability to teach online classes, and evidence of scholarship in the field of Mass Communication.

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 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.

UA-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.