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Instructor - 9 Month

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Type of Position:

Faculty - Non-Tenure

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Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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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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Area Studies - Program of International Studies

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Summary of Job Duties:

The International and Global Studies Program in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor in international studies to start in August 2024 and with the possibility of annual renewal, subject to program needs, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance of duties. With a student body of more than 26,000, the University of Arkansas is a national research institution located in Fayetteville, part of a growing metropolitan area of some 500,000 people which frequently receives accolades as one of America’s “best places” to live. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

We seek a candidate with a strong and developing national reputation, one who demonstrates curiosity in emerging technologies and novel methodological approaches. The search is open with regard to the area of specialization, but we are particularly interested in candidates with relevant research and teaching experience in International Development and/or Sustainability. To be considered, candidates should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., History, Political Science, International Relations, and Geography) and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will have classes consisting largely of introductory courses in International and Global Studies and courses related to their specific field of study that fit within the parameters of our concentrations (European and Transatlantic Affairs; Peace, Security and Human Rights; Global South; and Global Development). We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. https://fulbright.uark.edu/area-studies/international-studies/about-the-program/index.php

Duties will include:
• This non-tenure track Instructor position will teach up to four classes per semester.
• This position could be teaching both survey classes and/or upper-level classes in International and Global Studies and courses related to the instructor’s specific field of study that fit within the parameters of our concentrations (European and Transatlantic Affairs; Peace, Security and Human Rights; Global South; and Global Development).
• The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s in a field relevant to International Studies (e.g., History, Political Science, International Relations, and Geography) conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field relevant to International Studies (e.g., History, Political Science, International Relations, and Geography) or a related field

  • Demonstrated teaching experience in face-to-face and online formats

Additional Information:


Completed applications received by January 31, 2024 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ka Zeng, Director, INST, at kzeng@uark.edu.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a teaching statement, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Documents to Apply:

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

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Ka Zeng, Director, INST, at kzeng@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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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 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.

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