Applying for Employment
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As a university community, we value our employees and promote a healthy work/life balance. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, the university is committed to providing an educationally diverse environment. We seek and welcome applicants who increase our diversity.
Find out how you can contribute to our community by searching careers below.
Descriptions of Position Types
Faculty positions fall under Academic Policy 1435.50 which defines faculty rank and titles, as well as research assistant and associate positions. Faculty positions are governed by the Faculty Handbook. Faculty and research positions with a 50% or greater appointment are benefits-eligible.
Administrator positions are nonclassified leadership positions governed by the Staff Handbook. Salaries are determined by the university and department budgets and employee qualifications. Administrators with a 50% or greater appointment are benefits-eligible.
Staff positions, governed by the Staff Handbook, can be nonclassified or classified. Nonclassified staff positions include project/program titles and some research titles and fall within salary line-item maximums. Classified positions are grouped or classified by the Arkansas Uniform Classification and Compensation Act with positions that have similar duties and responsibilities and require similar knowledge, abilities, skills, education and experience. Each classification is assigned to one of 30 pay grades. Classified positions are exempt or non-exempt. Classified and nonclassified staff with a 50% or greater appointment are benefits-eligible.
Hourly employees are hired on a temporary as-needed basis and may not work more than 1,250 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Extra help hourly employees are paid semi-monthly and are benefits-ineligible except for holiday pay (available for non-students).
Student work study positions are managed through the Department of Financial Aid.
Positions marked as Internal Postings are open only to current University of Arkansas employees, appointed or hourly, whose employee status can be confirmed in the BASIS system.
Applicants who are interested in becoming RazorTemps should search Hourly/Student openings for RazorTemp position announcements and submit an application. RazorTemp applicants are entered into a pool to be considered for temporary assignments throughout the current fiscal year. Applications are screened by the RazorTemps recruitment team, and interviews may be requested.
Applicants can complete proficiency testing at HR (ADMN 222) between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday without an appointment. To ensure timely delivery of results, applicants are encouraged to bring the posting number and title of the position for which they are completing the assessment. Practice tutorials are available upon request for Microsoft Office software, Peachtree, QuickBooks and typing tests.
Some positions may require applicants to complete proficiency testing directly from the hiring department. See the job posting for specific instructions.