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[Commlist] Assistant Professor - Popular Culture - Position Announcement

Wed Oct 13 08:10:05 GMT 2021

An assistant professor position has opened in the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas. We are seeking someone with a rhetorical and/or cultural studies research agenda who studies popular culture.

The job ad is pasted below. You can also find it by clickingHERE <>.

Please direct all questions about the position to me, Joe Hatfield, the search committee chair -(jeh058 /at/ <mailto:(jeh058 /at/>

Type of Position:

Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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COMM | Department of Communication

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Communication in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Communication to start in August 2022. We seek applicants with a rhetorical and/or cultural studies research agenda in the area of popular culture. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

Duties will include establishing and maintaining an active and independent research program, developing classes and teaching effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and providing service to the department, the university, and the profession

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Communication or related field conferred by the start of employment

Evidence of active research program

Demonstrated competency in the classroom

Preferred Qualifications:

Rhetorical and/or cultural studies research agenda in the area of popular culture

Research commensurate with institutions holding the highest Carnegie classification

Ability to engage in interdisciplinary research

Potential for externally funded research

Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 (479) 575-5351 (hr /at/

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site<>

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:
Completed applications received by 11/07/2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials:

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process.

About the Department:

The Department of Communication is committed to excellence in scholarship, instruction, and expression of human communication. We nurture a thriving intellectual community by bridging the humanities and social sciences. Discovery, learning, diversity, and engagement are the hallmarks of this community. Visit

The Department hosts the Center for Communication Research (CCR) which facilitates collaborative, interdisciplinary social research within the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas region, and broader intellectual community. The CCR seeks to stimulate and support interdisciplinary collaborations; provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate participation; engage regional, state, and national funding agencies; and acquire and maintain the equipment necessary to support research endeavors. The CCR manages a research lab space that includes state-of-the-art technology for studying all facets of communication.

The Department is committed to hiring faculty and staff who support the missions of the Fulbright College and the University of Arkansas to promote a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome applications from candidates who are motivated by issues related to social justice, civic engagement, and the representation of marginalized people and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants to provide evidence of how their research, teaching, and/or service contributes to equity efforts in their application materials.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication 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 seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas 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.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:
Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking

Benefits Eligible:

*Joe Edward Hatfield, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
University of Arkansas
428 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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