General Information for Applicants

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External Applicants

Applicants not currently employed by the university system can access the career site to search and apply for jobs, and to check the status of applications. Those applying for a position will be prompted to create a profile in Workday.

  • Create bookmarks for position postings
  • Apply for new positions without re-entering information
  • Manage application materials
  • Review the status of your applications

For assistance, please contact us

Internal Applicants

All current university system employees (faculty, staff, student workers or graduate assistants) will need to log in to the career site in Workday to apply for a position. Employees may also search for "Find Jobs" in Workday via the search bar at the top to view open positions.

Student Employment

Students interested in student employment at the University of Arkansas can view current openings through Handshake, the U of A's student job platform. To find and apply to on-campus jobs: 

1. Log in to Handshake and click on "Jobs." 

2. Choose "All filters" and select “On-Campus” to view available positions. 

3. If eligible for Federal Work Study, select “Work study” to view available positions. 

4. For graduate-level student employment (i.e. Graduate Assistant), select "Graduate School" to view available positions.

After logging in to Handshake, set up a profile for an added boost to the job search. 

Visit Student Employment for more detailed information.

The Offices of Career Connections offers students a variety of resources that can help provide the skills needed to gain employment at the university both before and after graduation: 


Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land-grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top two 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 environment of belonging, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. The U of A, one of the largest employers in Arkansas, is the seventh fastest-growing university in the nation and is consistently ranked among the top universities and best values in the United States.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community nestled in the Ozark Mountains ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The booming region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts, world-class biking, and overall quality of life. Fayetteville and NWA are repeatedly at the top of best-places-to-live rankings and the area is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment. 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. As a university community, we value our employees and promote a healthy work/life balance. As an equal opportunity institution, the university is committed to providing an educationally robust environment.

We are confident that as you learn more about the University of Arkansas, you will discover that you can Live Better in Arkansas.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

Background Check Policy

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. 

Clery Reports

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

Title IX Notice

Contact for complaints or reports about sex discrimination (including sexual harassment)

Equal Employment Opportunity Notice and Pay Transparency Notice

Federal and State statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. 

Workplace Notifications

Federal and State statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.