Lecturer in Mass Media Communication

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

Lecturer in Mass Media Communication

Position:  Lecturer in Mass Media Communication. Nine-month annual appointment beginning August 2017.

Description:  Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of mass media courses according to departmental need and areas of expertise. 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. Strong evidence of professional experience and a media-related master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required. Candidates possessing a media-related doctorate or 60-hour MFA may become eligible for an anticipated tenure-track position. Serving as faculty adviser to a student publication and managing student internships will be a part of the 12-hour instructional load for this position. In addition, duties will include teaching courses according to departmental need and in areas of professional expertise, including public relations/strategic communication.

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 www.hsu.edu,www.arkadelphiaalliance.com or www.arkadelphiaschools.org 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 taylorm@hsu.edu

Michael Taylor, Search Committee Chair
Henderson State University, 1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7502
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

Review of applications will commence Oct. 31, 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 and unscored credit record check. New hires are also required to submit official transcripts.