Director of Academic Success
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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The Director of Academic Success is a non-tenured, 100% appointed, 12-month Assistant Professor of Practice who leads the development and implementation of academic success programs designed specifically to address the educational needs of students at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The job expectations include developing strategies to provide individualized support to law students, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis throughout the spring and fall semesters. Strategies may include reviewing past exams, working through practice problems and hypotheticals, advising on registration, coaching on study habits and stress management, and referring students for mental health services or to the Center for Educational Access for disability accommodations. The position works closely with the law school registrar and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Additionally, the position may be assigned to teach a class or classes by the Dean.
Summary of Job Duties:
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.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school conferred by start date
Experience in mentoring law school students on a one-on-one basis
Arkansas Bar License
Experience working with accommodations or mental health issues
Designing and implementing workshops for students pertaining to study skills, test-taking and preparing for classes.
Experience working collaboratively and as a part of a diverse team
Experience working collaboratively with career services, registrar or legal community groups.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Proficient knowledge and skill using computers and software including Microsoft Office Suite
Strong written and oral communication skills
Well-developed customer service skills
Ability to establish and maintain electronic files and other record-keeping systems
Ability to operate standard office equipment
Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple tasks at any time
Required Documents to Apply:
Recruitment Contact Information:
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:
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.