Teaching Assistant Professor - WCOB
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Faculty - Non-Tenure
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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Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Venture Innovation
The Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Innovation (SEVI) Department in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas seeks applications from interested candidates to fill a Non-Tenure Track Teaching Assistant Professor position effective Spring 2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Summary of Job Duties:
This position is expected to teach eight courses per year with a mix of face-to-face and online courses, as needed. No more than two course preparations per semester.
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.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to complete their terminal degree prior to the position start date
Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Ph.D. in the area of entrepreneurship, strategic management, or a related field
Further, preference will be given to candidates with strong teaching records, who have demonstrated the ability to provide an excellent learning environment in the classroom, and value collegiality
The Sam M. Walton College of Business, founded at the University of Arkansas in 1926 and accredited by AACSB International since 1931, has been ranked as a top 30 public business school for 15 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News currently ranks Walton College 28th. Four Walton College graduates serve as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and nearly 30 Walton alumni occupy executive offices at Fortune 500 companies. In 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the Walton College an endowment of $50 million, at that time the single largest up-front cash gift to a business school. The college had a Fall 2020 enrollment of about 6000 undergraduate and 450 graduate students. Information about the SEVI department is available here.
Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas, a region with unmatched natural beauty, culture, business and community. In addition to being home to the Walton College and the University of Arkansas, it is teeming with Fortune 500 companies and dynamic new startups. The region ranked 4th in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in the U.S. for 2020 and has consistently ranked in the top 10 for several years. The Fayetteville region boasts an outstanding public school system, a low unemployment rate, and a low crime rate. Growth in the region has been propelled by the presence of large corporations such as Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., and Tyson Foods. In addition, the area has emerged as a major hub of Walmart retail vendors – more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies have a physical presence in the area – which have created a thriving business environment and many job opportunities in the region. The Northwest Arkansas National Airport offers daily non-stop flights to 24 major U.S. cities. The area features a variety of outdoor recreational activities with excellent hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking opportunities. The area also features many cultural amenities including two symphony orchestras, an outstanding regional theater group, a comprehensive trail system, a botanical garden, and the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. For more see https://walton.uark.edu/about/fayetteville.php.
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
Chair, Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Venture Innovation
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.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita by October 8, 2023 to ensure full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee may conduct remote interviews with select candidates prior to the application deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Applicants who have not yet completed their terminal degree but who expect to by January 2024 should send a brief description of their degree progress and the expected timeline for completion. Initial inquiries should be sent to the hiring committee at email@example.com. All application materials must be submitted via our recruitment website. Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of reference.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
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 that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.