Assistant/Associate Professor of Philanthropy and Communication

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 communication studies. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree in Philanthropic Studies, Nonprofit Management, Communication, or related field required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading nonprofit organizations or philanthropic and communication activities
  • Training or experience in grant writing.


To apply, please go to and submit the following by Oct 15, 2021 in order to ensure consideration:

  1. 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.
  2. A CV with relevant research and teaching.
  3. A vision for a philanthropy program situated in a communication department, preferably not to exceed 500 words.
  4. A substantive writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, article/book chapter).
  5. Names and contact information of three (3) references.

Please direct questions to Dr. Tom Christie at

UTA is a Research-1, Texas Tier 1, and HSI-designated university and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.