The Department of Political Science at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in public administration to begin August 2013 with the possibility of a conversion to a tenure-track position. Teaching responsibilities include state government & politics and upper-division courses in public administration. The department seeks candidates who can teach upper-division public administration courses other than government budgeting, public management, and intergovernmental relations. The ability to teach a substantive public policy course would be attractive, but it is not absolutely essential. Beyond courses in public administration and public policy, teaching responsibilities include introductory sections of U.S. Government & Politics. 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.
The University of Central Arkansas (www.uca.edu) has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students and it is located in Conway, a progressive and fast-growing city of over 50,000 residents. The campus is a thirty-minute drive from the state capitol and the Clinton Presidential Library & School of Public Service in Little Rock, seventy minutes from Hot Springs National Park, and 1-3 hours from most vacation destinations in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. Conway is also home to a number of major industries, two liberal arts colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and strong K-12 private schools. Salary is competitive.
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 March 25, 2013, and continue until an appointment is made.
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.