Hiring Employees

See Using PeopleAdmin 7 for instructions on how to create a position description.

Although there are exceptional circumstances under which a waiver to post a permanent position may be permitted, the University of Arkansas is an institution committed to taking affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and, therefore, requires posting and advertising of vacant faculty and staff positions.

Faculty

All recruitment, selection and hiring of faculty is managed in PeopleAdmin. Hiring Request approval from the provost is required before a position posting can be advertised. Faculty positions must be advertised for a minimum of 30 days, except for visiting or clinical faculty, instructor and lecturer positions which require a minimum two week posting period. Applicants apply through the PeopleAdmin Careers website.

Staff

Hiring for a staff position, whether classified or nonclassified, is managed in PeopleAdmin. Hiring Request approval from the provost is required before a position posting can be advertised. In most cases, postings are active for a minimum of two weeks. Applicants apply through the PeopleAdmin Careers website.

Internal Positions

Internal postings, promotions, transfers and demotions for nonclassified and classified positions are processed in PeopleAdmin (with the exception of academic promotions for tenure). Hiring Request approval from the provost is required. For assistance with internal postings, contact an HR Expert.  For assistance with promotions, transfers and demotions, refer to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) for instructions.

Temporary Appointments or Hourly Positions

Advertising is not required for temporary appointments of one year or less, but Hiring Request approval is required.   Departments can request  a RazorTemp or hire an extra help  hourly employee on a temporary, as-needed basis to meet staffing needs.  Hiring Request approval is not required for RazorTemp or extra help hourly positions.  Contact an HR Expert for assistance with  temporary appointments or hourly positions. 

Nonresident Aliens

New employee paperwork for all foreign nationals (nonresident aliens) will be handled in Human Resources.  This includes setting up the SUNE, completing the I-9, personnel information sheet, the universities Acknowledgement of Policies, direct deposit and E-Verify.  Contact an HR Expert for an appointment.

Background Checks

Each position (including faculty) that requires pre-employment screening will indicate that a background check is required in the posting. The background check process is managed in PeopleAdmin. Background Checks and Substance Abuse Testing policy can be found at Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 402.1.