University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Assistant Professor/Coordinating Producer ESPN+ / R96902
School of Mass Communication

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor and Coordinating Producer for ESPN+ (R96902) position beginning May 15, 2020. We seek a student-oriented colleague to teach production courses such as studio production, non-linear video editing, and electronic media capstone.  Additionally, the candidate might also teach documentary techniques and lighting among other courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs.
In the coordinating producer role, the candidate will serve as part of the crew assisting with the production of Trojan sporting events streamed on ESPN+. In addition, the role includes hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers who are part of the production crew. The position will require some nights and weekend work. The successful candidate will help maintain and strengthen the relationship with Trojan Athletics.

The School of Mass Communication is part of the College of Social Sciences & Communication (CSSC), a community of teacher-scholars and professionals whose mission is to apply theory and research to drive social change and inspire human expression, reflection, and interconnection (see ualr.edu/cssc). The School of Mass Communication offers undergraduate emphasis areas in Motion Picture Production, Media Production, Journalism, Strategic Communication, and Mass Media, a Master’s degree in Mass Communication, and minors in Film, Media Production and Design, Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The successful candidate will join a growing program with collegial faculty. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Required Education and/or Experience: Experience in college teaching, evidence of scholarship or scholarly potential, and a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) in Mass Communication or related field are required. ABDs will be considered if degree will be completed by time of employment.

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 positon is subject to a pre-employment, criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening 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 employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.