The Department of Political Science at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of Public Administration/Public Policy at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2014. Teaching responsibilities could include upper-division courses in state and local government & politics, public management, non-profit/NGO management, and one or more substantive policy specializations (area of specialization is open except for education policy which is currently being covered by existing faculty). Beyond courses in public administration and public policy, teaching responsibilities include introductory sections of American Government. The ability to teach Congress would be a plus. The successful candidate will possess excellent teaching skills and demonstrate the potential for scholarly research and publication. A Ph.D. in Public Administration or Political Science (with an emphasis in public administration) is preferred. ABDs will be considered. If the candidate does not have the Ph.D. in hand, he/she will be hired as an instructor until such time as the degree is obtained. In addition to public administration, the Department of Political Science also offers undergraduate degrees in political science and international studies.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, letter of application, transcripts, scholarly writing samples, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference to Dr. T. Clay Arnold, Chair, Department of Political Science, 217 Irby Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. If applicant is a recent Ph.D. with no teaching experience, then he/she should request that his/her references speak to that potential. Screening will begin November 4, 2013 and continue until an appointment is made.
Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas (www.uca.edu) has an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000, located in central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is the home of a number of major industries, two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and strong K-12 parochial schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.