Instructor – Agriculture & Natural Resources



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Location: Little Rock
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Faculty – Non-Tenure

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Institution Name:
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Associate Vice President * Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Summary of Job Duties:
This position will be responsible for field education of growers, county agents, consultants and industry personnel in the best management practices regarding peanuts and associated crops in the growing rotation system that features peanuts and cotton primarily. It will also be responsible for mentorship of new and mid-career county agents, to help strengthen local ANR program excellence and impact. Mentorship topics could include real time topical advice, training on demonstrations and reporting, peer to peer training events, effective stakeholder communications, how to do meetings, problem solving and diagnosis in the field, and how to communicate with county officials and other leaders. This position reports directly to the Associate Director, ANR and the Director of the Extension Service on stakeholder feedback.


Minimum Qualifications
A Master’s degree in a related field of study is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Extensive experience in the Arkansas Delta in row crop agriculture is highly preferred.
Current knowledge of research-based BMPS for multiple crops in the Delta is preferred.
Documented experience in leadership with experience dealing with industry leaders, government leaders, consultants, and county agents highly preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in field programs, research-based advisory, demonstrations and reporting.
Documented ability to work with and lead diverse teams working in applied field demonstrations and extension education.
Documented knowledge of cotton/peanut and related systems on soils and conditions typical of the Arkansas Delta.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to obtain & interpret research information. Ability to anticipate changing trends in assigned discipline area & develop programs to address those changes. Knowledge of the principles & techniques of adult education. Knowledge of the program planning process. Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional & lay audiences. Ability to communicate & convey ideas effectively to faculty, stakeholder groups, & clientele. Knowledge of social, economic, political & cultural factors affecting adult & youth learning. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform the duties & responsibilities of the job, including long & irregular hours of work & frequent in-state & out-of-state travel.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Vic Ford
Associate Vice President
[email protected]

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.  The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.  Required checks are identified in the position listing.  A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.  The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity.  As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.  Candidates 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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Benefits Eligible:
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

How to apply

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