Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism

Fayetteville, AR
May 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number F321P

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Working Title Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism

Department Journalism

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
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.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism offers specialized sequences in news/editorial, advertising/public relations and broadcast. Students are trained in writing news, analyzing media, planning campaigns, producing television programs and basic photojournalism publishing. The department offers special interdisciplinary options, various student media organizations, award-winning faculty and a Center for Ethics in Journalism.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Kimpel Hall

Summary of Job Duties

The Walter J. Lemke Depart Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas, invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism, beginning in Fall 2017.

The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism and will help the following:

  • Managing the day-to-day functioning of the Center and implementing policy decisions in conjunction with the Journalism Department Chair and the Center's Steering Committee.
  • Handling planning of Center-sponsored events, such as public lectures by the Visiting Distinguished Professor, ethics workshops, and the Distinguished Professor's schedule.
  • Overseeing maintenance of the technology and content of the Center's website and managing the Center's social-media campaign.
  • Creating a plan to promote the Center on campus, in the local community, and among journalism professionals and educators in the state and region.
  • Developing the Center's research mission and procuring grants and other funding.

The Assistant Director will also teach up to two courses per semester as needed in the Journalism Department. Likely courses may include a section of Ethics in Journalism, News Reporting I, Fundamentals of Journalism, or web skills. This is a nine-month non-tenure-track instructor position.

We are especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our department.

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

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree in journalism or a related field conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Record of professional experience in journalism
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience in web design
  • Experience with shooting video

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Sitting
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Standing
  • Talking


  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

If yes, please specify

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 05/25/2017

Close Date 06/09/2017

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Raymond McCaffrey, Chair
Ethics Assistant Director Search Committee
Lemke Department of Journalism
116 Kimpel Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by June 9, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. 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.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status


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