Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication


Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts


Position:  Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication. Nine-month tenure track appointment beginning August 2017.

Description:   Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of communication courses, such as Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, or Research Methods. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and publication, and service to the University including committee assignments.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In pursuit of this commitment, the department seeks an individual strongly invested in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. Applicants should have a doctorate in Communication from an accredited institution of higher education, or be ABD with a firm defense date. The ideal candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching at the college level and potential for an ongoing scholarly research and publication. Expertise in quantitative research methods is desirable.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include university supplemented health insurance and retirement benefits.

The University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park. Visit , or for more information about the community.

Application:  Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts via email in PDF format to

Randy Duncan, Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7834
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Review of applications will commence Oct. 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including criminal background check. New hires are also required to submit official transcripts.