Fayetteville, AR
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number F304P

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Working Title Instructor

Department Agri Economics and Agribusiness - AFLS

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

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.

About the College/Department

Department Home Page

Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $48,000

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Agriculture Building

Summary of Job Duties

The Instructor will teach four to six classes per academic year depending on the needs of the department. Courses taught by Instructors during the past three years have included AGEC 1103, 2103, 2142, 2303, 3303 and 3403. The tentative course assignment for the 2017-2018 academic year is AGEC 2142 (fall and spring), AGEC 3403 (fall and spring) and AGEC 3303 (fall). Upper division courses are sometimes assigned to Instructors. Instructors also may assist with undergraduate advising, recruiting and student clubs and activities such as the Agribusiness Club and the Quiz Bowl team. Instructors serve on departmental committees and assist with other academic program duties. The teaching assignments may change with enrollment and departmental needs. This is a 9-month appointment for the August - May academic year. Summer teaching and research employment opportunities may be available for year to year. Instructors also may have the opportunity to develop and offer on-line courses.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Master's degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics or a related field (Master's degree must be conferred by the start of employment)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work with students and other faculty
  • Demonstrated strong training in economic theory and quantitative methods

Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Training beyond the Master's level in economics, agricultural economics, statistics or related fields

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Standing


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Sitting
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

If yes, please specify

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 04/20/2017

Close Date 05/24/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Steve Halbrook

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, 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.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status


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