English Department Chairperson
Pine Bluff, AR 
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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.

For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students - a chance to advance.

The 15:1 student to teacher ratio makes it possible to maintain a learning environment with close interaction between students and faculty while challenging curricula encourage our students to seek and fulfill their potential.

You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum ofCertificate and Associates degree programs,more than thirtyUndergraduate programs, Master's degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.

Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.

Though the main campus is in Pine Bluff, its reach is worldwide. UAPB has an extended campus in North Little Rock and offers as well as online courses. With the addition of the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), students can engage in information exchange with others anywhere in the world. There are also Research and Extension offices in Lonoke, Newport and Lake Village and collaborations with other colleges and universities in the State through the National Science Foundation funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy.

As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same - to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Department:Arts and Sciences


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Summary of Job Duties:The Chairperson of the Department of English, Humanities, and Foreign Languages will schedule courses for the department, managing the department's budgets, conducting departmental meetings, encouraging faculty research and grant opportunities, assessing student achievement and faculty performance, mediating student academic concerns, ensuring quality academic advising, providing leadership in student recruitment and retention, assisting the university and the School of education in accreditation efforts, demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of a diverse faculty and student body, and clearly articulating university policy and departmental visions, goals, accomplishments, and needs. The chair will also be expected to teach courses during the Fall and Spring semesters.Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English, American or Comparative literature, five years teaching experience in higher education, evidence of research, publication, and other scholarly activities, a commitment to excellence in teaching and achieving student success, a personal concern for quality academic advising. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead faculty and deal with faculty/student complaints, and the ability to manage the department's classes and budgets.


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Salary Information:

$75,000 - $90,000


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)


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Recruitment Contact Information:

Danielle Louther, Onboarding Recruitment Manager, loutherd@uapb.edu


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:


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Grasping, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, WalkingFrequent Physical Activity:Grasping, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, WalkingOccasional Physical Activity:Grasping, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, WalkingBenefits Eligible:Yes
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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