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Instructor and Assistant Director of Engagement and Outreach
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Date Posted 05/26/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Non-Tenure

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:

Contractual (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


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.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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ACCT | Accounting

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Summary of Job Duties:

This instructor position has a three-course teaching requirement each semester (9 credit hours per semester), with a potential mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed. Teaching area will be determined based upon Department need and instructor strengths.

Engagement and Outreach activities include working with external stakeholders such as Alumni, State Boards of Accountancy, Public Accounting Firms, Corporate Partners, an active Accounting Executive Advisory Board and Junior Alumni Councils. The assistant director will be actively involved in supporting the Department Chairs efforts to provide Departmental communications with external parties, including Monthly Department updates and social media content. Responsibilities will also include event planning, including the Annual Accounting Awards Banquet, Summer Recruiter Summit, Advisory Board Meetings, Young Alumni Council events and Fall and Spring Accounting Career Fairs. Collaboration with local Accounting Groups to facilitate alumni and professional development activities. Assist in collection and dissemination of Department achievements, including but limited to, faculty activities; student retention and graduation rates; job placement outcomes; certification or licensure results; and Alumni career advancements.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment

  • Professional Accounting Certification (CPA, CIA, or equivalent)

  • At least three years of professional accounting experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate student learning in individual and classroom settings

  • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with student s, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and identities

  • Candidates must maintain instructor practitioner or academic practitioner qualifications consistent with AACSB Standards


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA Licensure

  • Event planning or student services experience.

  • Experience dealing with corporate managers and recruiters.

  • Experience with external communication tools

  • Prior university teaching experience

  • Prior online teaching experience

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Gary Peters, Department Chair of Accounting, GPeters@walton.uark.edu

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:


Special Instructions:


Completed applications received by May 28, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter/letter of application.

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:

Hearing, Talking

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