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Company name
University of Arkansas

Commensurate with experience

Fayetteville, AR, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019


Position Information

Posting Number


Quick Link for Posting

Working Title



Animal Sciences - AFLS

About the University

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. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

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. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from 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

The Department of Animal Science program is located in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and has 23 full-time faculty with 300 majors. The U of A, Fayetteville, is a land grant university with enrollment of more than 27,500 and considered the flagship institution in the state university system. Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas in the scenic Ozark Mountains close to lakes, rivers and national forests. Northwest Arkansas is served by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, linking the area to nearby international airports. Major cities located within a day’s drive of Fayetteville include: Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis and Shreveport. For more information on the University of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas please visit

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Job Type


Faculty Status

Non Tenure Track

Appointment Percent


Benefits Eligible



Commensurate with experience

Campus, Office Location

Fayetteville Campus - Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences Building

Summary of Job Duties

The non-tenure track Instructor will teach equine undergraduate courses in accordance with the curriculum established by the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences; as well as coach Equine judging team and Ranch horse team.

Regular, non-disruptive and reliable attendance is required, as well as 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.

M.S. in Animal Science or closely related area

Must have previous experience managing and training horses

Experience in management of equine associated facilities

Preferred Qualifications


At least two years’ experience teaching at university/college level.

Experience with equine judging and ranch horse team activities

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.







Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding













Repetitive motion





Employee 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.

Types of Background Checks Required

National criminal background and registered sex offender check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check

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 (


) 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.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Anticipated Start Date


Anticipated End Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Jamie Starks Newberry




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

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2019. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial/official transcripts, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number).

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 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.

Internal Posting


Work Location

Fayetteville, AR

Company info

University of Arkansas
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Company Profile
The University of Arkansas boasts a tradition unique among the nation's universities: Senior Walk, consisting of more than three miles of sidewalks crisscrossing campus that are engraved with the names of more than 150,000 graduates, dating back nearly 140 years. It’s concrete proof of the university’s commitment to our students. That 'students-first' philosophy is a big reason why the U of A is consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities and best values. We work hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having "the highest possible level of research," placing us among the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.

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