Human Resources - Faculty Jobs

The list below provides information about faculty positions currently available at Harding University. All candidates must be active members of the church of Christ and committed to Christian education.

Positions

Department of Art and Design

Department of Art and Design. Seeking full-time faculty member in graphic design. The successful candidate will have an MFA in graphic design, visual communication or communication design, and experience in applied theory of graphic design principles, current industry production standards and proficiency with Creative Cloud software. Responsibilities include teaching courses in graphic design, typography, web design and motion design, and working with current faculty on the continuing development of the Graphic Design program, academic advising, departmental social media and maintaining regular office hours.

 Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and link to updated portfolio to Daniel Adams, MFA, chair, at dadams@harding.edu or 915 E. Market, Box 12253, Searcy, AR 72149.

 Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Communication Design, or equivalent required plus a sustained record of relevant professional experience

  • Proficient with the most current Macintosh operating system and Adobe Creative Cloud

  • The understanding of contemporary theoretical and historical concepts in art and design, and the ability to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

  • The ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students, faculty and staff.

  • Actively engaged in professional, creative work.

  • Proficiency with animation and motion design preferred.

  • Five plus years’ professional experience and university-level teaching experience preferred.

  • A required professional graphic design portfolio including examples of web design and interactive interface design.

 Key Job Details:

  • The preferred candidate will have experience in applied theory of graphic design principles, current industry production standards and proficiency with software applications such as the Adobe Suite.
  • The candidate will be responsible for teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in Graphic Design, Typography, Web Design and Motion Design.
  • The candidate will be responsible for facilitating the continuing development of the Graphic Design program curriculum including developing and teaching online courses; for helping to maintain the department website, and for enhancing its online presence and visibility through social media; for maintaining current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies, and applying emerging technologies and advances pertinent to interaction design.

The candidate will be responsible for actively participating in the administrative processes of the Department of Art and Design including, but not limited to, program review, student learning assessments, academic advisement and staff development programs; participate in development and evaluation of course materials, selection of textbooks, academic and career advisement, staff development programs, college, department, and faculty organizational activities, and maintaining regular office hours.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Harding University is seeking a full-time faculty member beginning in the fall of 2017. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a chemistry-related field. Teaching experience is preferable. Responsibilities will include teaching liberal arts courses as well as introductory and upper-level chemistry courses offered by the department.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to Dr. Dennis Matlock, chair, at dmatlock@harding.edu, or Campus Box 12272, Searcy, AR  72149.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Harding University is seeking a full-time faculty member beginning in the fall of 2017. The applicant should hold at least a Master’s degree in the Earth Sciences or Geology. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to teaching liberal arts courses. Teaching experience is preferable.  

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to Dr. Dennis Matlock, chair, at dmatlock@harding.edu, or Campus Box 12272, Searcy, AR  72149

Department of Communication

The Harding University Department of Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of communication with specialization in film and digital media production. The full-time faculty member will teach a wide range of courses, including video production, cinematography, photography, editing and post-production. Writing and theory courses also may be available depending on the candidate’s expertise. 

The faculty member will advise students in the department and serve on faculty committees as necessary. We are interested in applicants who are able to teach broadly within the area of film and digital media production, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a private, Christian, liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional life. An M.F.A. (or other terminal degree) and professional experience outside of academia is required. Successful teaching experience at the college level is preferred. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a representative production reel (link is preferred) to Dr. James E. Miller, chairman of the department, at jemiller@harding.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Seeking a full-time faculty member. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a master’s degree in child development, human development, family studies, or a related family and consumer sciences area, with a PhD preferred. Applicants should have the Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences credential (AAFCS), the Certified in Family Life Educator credential (NCFR), and have teaching experience in child development, family and interpersonal relationships. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in areas of specialty, including courses required to meet the Arkansas Birth to Five Early Childhood Teaching Credential, recruiting, mentoring and advising students, and serving on departmental, college, and university committees.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Denise Fisher, Chair, at dfisher@harding.edu.

Department of Mathematics

Seeking a full-time faculty member in mathematics. The successful candidate will preferably have a doctorate in mathematics, or will have a clear plan to complete that degree. Teaching experience is preferable. Responsibilities will include teaching liberal arts mathematics courses as well as upper level mathematics.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to Dr. Ronald Smith, chair, at rgsmith@harding.edu, or Box 10764, Searcy, AR  72149.

Department of Mathematics

Seeking a full-time faculty member. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Ph.D. in mathematics. Teaching experience is preferred. Background in statistics is preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching liberal arts mathematics courses as well as upper level mathematics and statistics courses.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to Dr. Ronald Smith, chair, at rgsmith@harding.edu.

Carr College of Nursing - Clinical Faculty (Part-time)

Seeking part-time clinical nursing faculty in pediatrics, obstetrics, medical/surgical and critical care sub-specialties for the undergraduate nursing program. Clinical groups may be supervised on Tuesday or Thursday days or evenings, or on Saturdays as scheduling will allow. The successful candidates should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing; and have nursing practice experience. Responsibilities including teaching and leading undergraduate clinical groups in nursing practice settings, evaluating student preparation and written clinical assignments, and leading pre and post clinical conferences to meet clinical objectives.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Please contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at skehl@harding.edu or Harding University, Carr College of Nursing, Box 12265, Searcy, AR  72149.

Occupational Therapy Program - Director

Seeking program director. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, eight years of clinical experience in the OT field, administrative experience, and three years in a full-time academic appointment at the post-secondary level.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of interest to Dr. Rebecca Weaver, dean of the College of Allied Health, at bweaver@harding.edu or Box 12287, Searcy, AR  72149-2287.

College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice Faculty

The Department of Pharmacy Practice at Harding University College of Pharmacy is seeking a full-time, 12-month, faculty member. The primary responsibilities for this position include didactic instruction in pharmacotherapy and related clinical sciences, maintenance of a clinical practice site for the purposes of service and experiential teaching, and active engagement in scholarship.

Applicants with internal medicine and internal medicine specialty experience are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will possess a Pharm.D. as well as residency/fellowship training. At least two years of academic experience is preferred. Eligibility for pharmacy licensure in Arkansas is required. Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education.

Interested individuals should contact Jeanie Smith, Pharm.D., associate professor, at 501-279-5532, jsmith17@harding.edu, or 915 E. Market, Box 12230, Searcy, AR 72149.

College of Pharmacy - Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Harding University College of Pharmacy invites applications for a 12-month faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The primary responsibilities for this position include creating, coordinating, and delivering instruction in the classroom as well as a student-compounding laboratory as part of the pharmaceutical sciences program meeting curriculum requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Engagement of students in research and the establishment of an active research program will be supported.

Qualified applicants will possess a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interest in drug formulation and delivery with postdoctoral experience as well as to those with two or more years of academic or industrial experience. A professional degree in pharmacy is desirable but not required.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jim Tarrant, search committee chair, at jtarrant@harding.edu, 501-279-4868, or 915 E. Market, Box 12230, Searcy, AR 72149.

Physician Assistant Program

Seeking one full-time faculty. The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a master’s degree in physician assistant studies or similar field. Three years of clinical experience and one year of teaching experience preferred. PA applicants should be NCCPA certified and eligible for licensure as a physician assistant in the state of Arkansas. Applicants with other clinical training should have corresponding professional certification and be eligible for professional licensure in the state of Arkansas. Responsibilities include participating in the teaching of the program’s core curriculum; advising and mentoring students; assisting with the hands-on practical training of students in various clinical skills needed in clinical practice; maintaining clinical competency through practice at the program’s affiliated clinic site; conducting scholarly activity in the faculty’s area of expertise; and engaging in service to the college, university and community.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Submit a personal statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of professional reference, a transcript of professional degree training along with any other graduate or professional degrees awarded, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Murphy, chair, at mmurphy1@harding.edu.

Additional Openings Anticipated

Due to increasing enrollments and anticipated retirements, Harding expects to have additional openings in Bible, graphic design, Spanish, and mass communication. Individuals interested in any of these positions should contact Dr. Marty Spears, provost, at provost@harding.edu to obtain more information about specific openings. These openings will be filled as funding is approved.

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Harding University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or prior military service. Preference is given to persons whose lives exhibit respect for and support of the goals of Christian education. Unlawful discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.

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Box 12257
Searcy, AR 72149-5615