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Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Salary commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Clinton School of Public Service is a multidisciplinary program that promotes a vision of world leaders who work with others to build healthy, engaged and vibrant communities. The mission of the School is to educate and prepare professionals in public service who understand, engage, and transform complex social, cultural, economic, and political systems to ensure equity, challenge oppression, and effect positive social change. Located on the campus of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, the school offers the first Master of Public Service (MPS) degree in the nation. For more information see our website at

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Dr. Susan Hoffpauir at

Summary of Job Duties:

The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in its traditional and online Master of Public Service degree programs to begin July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position who has completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a broad range of social science disciplines or cross-disciplinary program areas.

Preference will be given to candidates who are equipped to teach across the in-person and online MPS degree programs, especially in the areas of global development and program evaluation, and who have a record or promise in conducting and communicating research that is relevant to public-service practitioners and scholars. Candidates must also have a commitment to advising and mentoring MPS students.

This tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position entails conducting research leading to publication, designing and teaching graduate courses, developing and implementing new methods of teaching to reflect changes in the field, mentoring and advising students, serving on various faculty- and student-oriented committees, providing service on campus and in related professional organizations, and participating in faculty governance.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a broad range of social science disciplines or cross-disciplinary program from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated commitment to building public service capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor MPS students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach global development and program evaluation
  • Ability to conduct and communicate public service research
  • Ability to be an active, involved, and collegial member of a collaborative faculty team

Additional Information:

Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Benita Norwood, Business Officer

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an 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 is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity: N/A

Frequent Physical Activity: N/A

Occasional Physical Activity: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes


The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas is grounded in an unshakeable belief: our common humanity is a powerful force for transformative, sustainable change. The first Master of Public Service degree in the nation, the Clinton School's MPS is an action-oriented program focused on equipping students for the tough work of on-the-ground change.

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