Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, North Carolina, US
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences

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Type of Position:Chair

Workstudy Position:
Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:
Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 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 inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

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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Department:AFLS | Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Department's Website:
Summary of Job Duties:The Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences will proactively lead efforts to build strong, multidisciplinary research programs in applied and basic research in the areas of study within the School and related disciplines while providing exemplary leadership to innovative teaching programs. The School Director is expected to lead by effectively communicating with a wide range of people, cultivating a climate of respect, fostering collaboration, creativity, and innovation while actively encouraging integration of the School's research across teaching programs with ongoing extension efforts serving the College and University.

Additionally, the Director will promote departmental interests in state, regional, national, and international programs while maintaining relationships with the other disciplines in the University System, state and federal agencies, and leaders across Arkansas. Multi-disciplinary research programs of the School are directed toward the development and transfer of credible, timely, and objective information, and address the needs of relevant industries, as well as, the general public. The Director provides leadership in building a structure that enhances resources to support faculty development.
Minimum Qualification:
  • Earned Ph.D. in the human sciences represented by programs within the School, or a closely related discipline f rom an accredited institution with an o utstanding record of professional accomplishments
  • An academic record commensurate with the rank of full professor
  • Active participant in professional associations and accrediting bodies related to the disciplines represented within the School

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience and knowledge within the Land Grant University System
  • Prior experience in an academic environment encompassing the missions of teaching, research, and service
  • A graduate degree in one of the program areas represented by the School

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the organizational structure of university graduate programs and the ability to help grow graduate curriculum
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, budgeting procedures, personnel management, and administrative policies
  • Knowledge of trends and funding opportunities in the discipline related to research and academic programs and ability to attract extramural funding
  • The leadership skills or the potential necessary to administer a program that includes resident instruction, research, and service
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse faculty, staff, clientele, and stakeholders
  • Ability to sustain an inclusive/equitable work environment for faculty, staff, and students while prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and to communicate ideas effectively
  • Ability and interest in providing multi-disciplinary leadership and coordination of diverse research interests
  • Ability to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and a commitment to fostering research and academic excellence

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of five Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Rhonda Houser, HR Partner, e-mail

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
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.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A
Frequent Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Talking
Occasional Physical Activity:N/A
Benefits Eligible:Yes
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About Us
The University of Arkansas System is a comprehensive, publicly-supported higher education institution composed of 18 unique campuses, divisions and administrative units that share the singular goal of serving Arkansas residents and others by developing and sharing knowledge to impact an ever-changing world. The UA System provides access to academic and professional education, and develops intellectual growth and cultural awareness in its students, staff and faculty. The system further promotes an atmosphere of excellence that honors the heritage and diversity of our state and nation. It provides students, researchers and professionals with tools to promote responsible stewardship of human, natural and financial resources in Arkansas and around the globe, and with workforce-relevant knowledge to enhance economic development efforts that improve the overall quality of life and societal well-being.

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