Assistant Professor of Journalism

Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Journalism
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 1/3/2014
Hire Date: 8/2014

The Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism at Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Journalism position to begin mid-August 2014.  The candidate chosen should have university teaching and industry experience, preferably in Public Relations.  However, we welcome candidates with strong Print and/or New Media journalism backgrounds; teaching areas would be adjusted internally.  Additional duties may include serving as the advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at the university.  The candidate chosen may also be required to teach graduate level journalism courses.  Ph.D. with university teaching and industry experience is preferred.  Teaching and industry experience and a master’s degree in journalism are required.  The closing date for applications is January 3, 2014. 

The department serves approximately 200 majors and general education students.  The university is a mid-size liberal arts institution with enrollment of 11,000 students, emphasizing teaching and undergraduate education together with masters’ level programs.  Arkansas Tech University is located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains roughly one hour from Little Rock.

Send a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, current curriculum vitae, sample of writings, and three letters of reference to Professor Anthony Caton, Department Head, Speech, Theatre and Journalism, Arkansas Tech University, 1815 Coliseum Drive, Russellville, AR. 72801.  Applications may be sent via email to  Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline.  This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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.  AA/EOE.