Instructor – 9 Month

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job description

Posting Number: F330P

Department: Biological & Agricultural Engineering

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of 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.

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Job Type: Faculty

Appointment Percent: 100

Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications up to $54,000

Campus, Office Location
Fayetteville Campus – John White Engineering Hall

Summary of Job Duties

This non-tenure track academic year Instructor position supports the undergraduate Biological Engineering program in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate will teach selected undergraduate courses, provide support in teaching other undergraduate courses, serve as the liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program, assist in advising undergraduates with faculty partners, and assist with processes for ABET accreditation of the undergraduate program. The successful candidate’s teaching, research, extension and/or industry experience should complement and enhance the existing biological engineering curriculum and department strengths in sustainable water, energy and food systems.


  • Teach 3 to 5 undergraduate and/or graduate Biological Engineering courses per academic year
  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Assist with assigned biological engineering design courses
  • Assist with class field-trips and maintenance of teaching labs
  • Facilitate undergraduate involvement in faculty research programs and/or internships
  • Serve as a liaison with the Freshman Engineering Program and the College of Engineering to support departmental recruiting efforts


  • Ability to work in inter- and trans-disciplinary teams
  • Experience with computer software and modeling relevant to Biological Engineering academic programs
  • Demonstrated record of effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to enhance the existing teaching program
  • Willingness to recruit at high schools and/or within the Freshman Engineering Program

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.

  • Masters degree with at least one degree in engineering or equivalent must be conferred by the start of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in disciplines such as biological, bio-systems, ecological, or environmental engineering or closely related field, with at least one degree in engineering
  • Experience in teaching, research, extension, and/or industry in the sustainable management of food, energy, and water

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Driving
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking


  • Hearing

The worker is required to have 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.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check?: No

Does this position require a background check?

Does this position require a substance abuse test?: No

Close Date: 07/26/2017

Open Until Filled

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Lalit R. Verma
University of Arkansas
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
203 White Engineering Hall
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

Telephone 479-575-2351

Fax- 479-575-2846


How to apply

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should apply online at the UA Human Resources web site when the position is posted. A letter of application including a statement of accomplishments and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the name, complete address, and telephone number of at least three references are required.

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 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. 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.

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