|Position Type||Non Classified|
|Employee Class Code||NF|
|AR State Title||Dean of Schools/Colleges|
|UALR Functional Title||Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication / R97228|
|Department||Dean-Social Sci & Communication|
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication. The College of Social Sciences and Communication includes 7 units offering degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, including the School of Mass Communication and the School of Public Affairs as well as the departments of Applied Communication, Rhetoric and Writing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology and Anthropology. The college also supports several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, including University Television, KLRE/KUAR public radio, the Survey Research Center, the Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and the Center for Public Collaboration. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
|Job Duties and Responsibilities||
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities||
|Required Education and/or Experience||
Candidates must have a doctorate degree from an accredited institution in one of the college’s program areas and be eligible for appointment at the professor level with tenure and a distinguished record of professional achievement. Candidates must also have a demonstrated capacity for effective administration.
|Preferred Education and/or Experience||
Preferred candidates should have successful fundraising experience; intellectual leadership; and, a record of collaboration in academic and community settings. Candidates should manifest strong and effective communication skills. Preferred candidates will have experience in successfully growing a department, school or college, including recruiting, mentoring, and advocating for faculty, researchers, and staff.
|Background Check Requirements||01 - Criminal/Financial|
|Essential Job Functions||Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Frequently, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently|
|Work Conditions||Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors|
|Background Check Statement||
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/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.
|UALR EEO Statement||
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Candidates should provide a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, current vita, and five current references. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire.
The search committee will accept applications and nominations until the on-campus interview stage. For best consideration, applications should be completed before May 1, 2019.
If you have questions about the position or wish to nominate an individual, please email Theresa Beiner, Dean and Nadine Baum Distinguished Professor of Law UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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