Applying for Employment

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

As a university community, we value our employees and promote a healthy work/life balance. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, the university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Find out how you can contribute to our community by searching careers below. 

NOTE: Due to a recent Fayetteville Policies and Procedures change postings for Classified and Non-Classified positions are now posted for a minimum of 7 days instead of 14.  The Professorial Faculty postings are still posted for 30 days.

Faculty Administrator Staff Hourly/Student Internal Posting

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.

Administrator positions are nonclassified leadership positions governed by the Staff Handbook

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. 

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). 

Student work study positions are managed through the Department of Financial Aid.

Internal Postings are open only to current University of Arkansas employees, appointed or hourly, whose employee status can be confirmed in the BASIS system. 

temporary employment

Applicants who are interested in becoming RazorTemps should visit the jobs website and apply to a RazorTemp position.  Applicants are entered into a pool to be considered for temporary assignments throughout the year. Applications are screened by the RazorTemps recruitment team and interviews may be requested.

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. 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.