Instructor of Communication

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Arkansas at Monticello

School of Arts and Humanities

Instructor of Communication/Assistant Director of Forensics

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Arts and Humanities is seeking applicants for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure-track position as Instructor of Communication and Assistant Director of Forensics, beginning August 2021.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a range of teaching and service responsibilities that may include teaching General Education Communication classes, upper-level Applied and/or Organizational Communication classes, as well as other required and elective classes for Communication majors and at the graduate level for the Master of Fine Arts in Debate & Communication. The university is an open-access institution, so the individual will be responsible for adapting their teaching to students with a wide variety of preparation for higher education courses. This individual will also assist with the debate team, including extensive travel and may be assigned committee work, and other service responsibilities. Recruiting and advising students into the Communication major is a fundamental task of this position. Teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty and staff.

Education: An earned master’s degree in Communication or closely related field from an accredited institution is required.

Qualifications: Must have at least one year of full-time or two years of part-time teaching experience at the college or university level; evidence of a high level of success teaching general education and Applied or Organizational Communication courses; and experience working and traveling with a debate team.

Preferred Qualifications: A combination of education, teaching, and debate experience that would enable the candidate to successfully teach courses in the university’s new Master of Fine Arts in Debate & Communication; experience working with non-traditional students, first-generation students, and students from diverse backgrounds; experience working and traveling with a debate team that competes in the International Public Debate Association format; and experience teaching online or in hybrid formats.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience including excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process: Send a letter of application as well as a completed Employment Application (, curriculum vita, copy of unofficial transcripts, and the contact information of three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Mark Spencer, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, telephone (870) 460-1078, fax (870) 460-1961. Submission of electronic applications is encouraged. Please send completed information to

Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled. UAM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.