Strategic Public Relations and Advertising Instructor
Posting Number F361P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/23413
Working Title Strategic Public Relations and Advertising Instructor
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 providing 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.
The Lemke Department of Journalism is an accredited program with more than 700 majors in the following areas: Advertising/Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism and News/Editorial.
Department Home Page journalism.uark.edu
Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Kimpel Hall
Summary of Job Duties
The Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas seeks a Strategic Public Relations and Advertising Instructor. This is a nine-month non-tenure-track appointment, to teach Public Relations Writing and other public relations and/or advertising classes. The successful candidate will teach at least three classes each fall and spring semester, will serve as adviser for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and may serve as the adviser for the student-run Ad/PR agency in student media.
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.
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 public relations, journalism, mass communication, digital or social media communication, advertising, or a related field must be conferred by the start of employment
- Demonstrated qualifications to teach Public Relations Writing (for example, experience in writing typical PR communications materials such as press releases, social and digital media content, etc.) and other public relations and/or advertising courses
- Relevant professional experience in public relations and/or advertising
- Experience teaching public relations and/or advertising courses
- College teaching experience
- At least five years of professional experience in public relations, advertising, digital or social communications or branding relevant to public relations communications, writing, strategy, and/or implementation
Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
- 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.
Benefits Eligible Yes
If yes, please specify
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
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.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date
Recruitment Contact Information
Dr. Jan LeBlanc Wicks
Vice Chair and Professor of Journalism
Lemke Journalism Department
116 Kimpel Hall 280 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Completed applications received by November 9, 2017 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.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
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
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
- Proof of Veterans Status