Assistant Professor of Higher Education

University of Arkansas



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Type of Position:
Faculty – Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Department:

Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources & Communication Disorders

Department’s Website:

https://rhrc.uark.edu/

Summary of Job Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of this tenure-track Assistant Professor of Higher Education position include: teaching graduate courses in the Higher Education Program; conducting research that results in refereed publications and professional presentations; pursuing external funding through grant proposal submissions; directing students’ independent research projects, theses, and dissertations; advising graduate students and chairing/serving on doctoral advisory and dissertation committees; participating in public service and professional organizations; and engaging in service activities at the program, department, college, and university levels.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in higher education or closely related field conferred by the start of employment

  • Demonstrated commitment to an active research agenda related to higher education as evidenced by publications, presentations, and/or funding activity

  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of graduate courses in higher education

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, and/or social justice

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience(s) in higher education

  • Graduate teaching experience

  • Research and teaching interests related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education

  • Experience submitting and/or securing grant funds

  • Participation in higher education professional/scholarly associations such as ACPA, AERA, ASHE, NASPA, etc.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Hevel, Department Head, [email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Additional Information:

Completed applications received by 11/22/2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application, and contact information for three references.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas 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 seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 
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.


Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

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