Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT
Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working
together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research,
and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000
students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest
institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities
nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High
Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of
Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top
doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA
received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s
top institutions for academic and research excellence. The
University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual
“Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific
Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni
making an impact across Texas and beyond.
UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all
The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at
Arlington invites applications for a tenure-stream position as
Assistant/Associate Professor in Philanthropy and Communication to
start in the Fall 2022 semester.
The teaching load is nominally 5 courses per year but may be
adjusted based upon significant research productivity and
administrative/service duties that relate to the philanthropy
major. The position entails efforts toward the continued
development of the philanthropy major, recruiting students, and
engaging community partners.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional educator and
active researcher who can contribute significantly to a new
Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropy degree. As a tenure-track or
tenured faculty member, the individual selected will be expected to
conduct publishable research in well-respected academic outlets in
fields related to both communication and philanthropy, teach in our
academic programs, and provide professional service to the school,
campus, and the field. Successful candidates are expected to
demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education
through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
The Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropy at UT Arlington is housed
in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal
Arts. It is the result of an interdisciplinary partnership
between the College of Liberal Arts and College of Business. The
faculty member is expected to closely liaise with the College of
Business. This position will work with other faculty in the
Department of Communication, preparing students both academically
and experientially, to enter the third largest workforce sector in
the U.S, employing 10 percent of the nation’s population.
Preference will be given to applicants with teaching and
research interests, qualifications, and/or experience related to
one or more of the following areas: philanthropy, marketing, public
relations, nonprofit management, health communication, and
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment
to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship,
teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to
teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students from diverse backgrounds.
- Earned doctoral degree in Communication/Mass Communication,
Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit Management, or related field
- Experience leading nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and
- Training or experience in grant writing.
To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and
submit the following by January 18, 2022 in order to ensure
- A cover letter that explains the candidate’s interest in UTA,
qualifications especially related to experience establishing and
leading a program in philanthropy/communication, research projects,
teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses
how the candidate’s research, teaching, and service has or would
support the success of a diverse student population.
- A CV with relevant research and teaching.
- A vision for a philanthropy program situated in a communication
department, preferably not to exceed 500 words.
- A substantive writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter,
- Names and contact information of three (3) references.
Please direct questions to Dr. Tom Christie at
For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta