R0049804 Department Chairperson

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a Professor and Department Chair position to begin July 1, 2024. We seek a chair with demonstrated effective leadership and/or administrative experience and an active research agenda and pedagogical interests in one or more of the following: Rhetoric and composition, non-fiction, professional and technical writing, editing, or related areas. We seek candidates who will lead the department in support of the university and college missions and enact the mission of the department to develop written and rhetorical literacy among its majors, UALR students, and the larger communities of which it is a part.

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing, a stand-alone writing department, houses the Composition program, the University Writing Center, and the Little Rock Writing Project. The department offers a BA, and an MA in Professional and Technical Writing. These degrees include courses in rhetoric, editing, creative nonfiction, and technical writing. The department has approximately 40 active majors and 40 active graduate students. The department also offers graduate certificates in business/professional writing and online writing instruction. For more information about the department, visit http://ualr.edu/rhetoric. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Writing, Writing Studies, English or closely related field.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:  Effective academic leadership and/or higher education administrative experience; an established record of teaching and scholarship equivalent to Associate Professor or Professor rank at UA Little Rock with a demonstrated commitment to working across disciplines.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position may be subject to a pre-employment Criminal Background, Financial History background check, and Sex Offender Registry. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify the 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.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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