Job Announcements

The Department of Communication at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Public Relations to begin August 2016. The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

The Public Relations program at UCA draws from courses in communication and journalism as well as public relations. We seek applicants committed to excellence in undergraduate education with the ability to teach a variety of courses, which will include the introductory course in public relations, media writing, public relations tactics, and electives in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. A Ph.D. in Public Relations or a related Communication specialty is required, ABD will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on April 6 and will continue until filled. To apply, please visit and submit: (1) letter of application, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) three to five samples of teaching materials, (5) unofficial graduate transcripts, and (6) a list of three references.

For more information about the position, contact Dr. Nelle Bedner (

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.