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Adjunct Faculty, College of Business
Adjunct – College of Business
About the University
For nearly 7,000 students each semester, UAFS offers a dynamic
learning environment, a rich campus life, a vibrant international
population, opportunities to travel and study abroad, and a host of
prestigious degree programs. Small class sizes combined with
innovative, applied learning opportunities have led to a record of
high job and graduate school placement rates after graduation, an
indication of the student-centered education that has defined UAFS
since its founding in 1928. An $80 million endowment fund propels
the University and its students into a promising future. In the
fall of 2015, UAFS completed a role and scope change and began
offering master’s degrees. UAFS is one of 18 academic institutions
and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.
Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of
lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and
features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and
entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment
district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the
city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s
lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away
from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number
one city in America for cost of living, and a top city in the
nation for highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy
driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and
UAFS’ beautiful 170-acre campus features 20 major buildings and the
Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. The
University opened a 58,000 square-foot visual arts facility in the
fall of 2015. A student-supported recreation and wellness center,
featuring a rock-climbing wall, basketball, and volleyball courts,
and state-of-the-art equipment, opened in the fall of 2016. Such
projects initiated the 15-year transformation of the campus in
accordance with the University’s updated master plan. These two
buildings complement the University’s top-notch amenities across
campus, including a newly renovated library that boasts expansive
areas for student use and vast collections of literature and
About the College / Department
Teach in one of the following subject areas as assigned: Accounting
(Financial or Cost), Auditing, Banking, Business Law, Data
Analytics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources,
Insurance, Management, Marketing, Personal Finance, Real Estate,
Sales, and/or Tax. The position reports to the associate dean who
assigns responsibilities regarding student needs and course
outcomes. This is a pool position. Applicants will be contacted as
positions become available.
Summary of Job Duties
• Teach assigned course as specified in the course schedule and
course letter of assignment.
• Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare
course materials and lesson plans.
• Provide students with approved syllabus that includes course
objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance
policies, assignments, and evaluation criteria.
• Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course
objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, and
discussion; provide feedback in a timely manner regarding student
• Be available for student consultation through office hours or
• Maintain records of enrollment, attendance, assessments, and
grades; submit rosters and grades by University deadlines.
• Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course
evaluations, and use feedback to improve course delivery.
• Revise and update course content as needed.
• Attend orientation sessions to become familiar with the
University’s mission, teaching philosophy, policies and procedures,
and the learning management system.
• Meet with supervisor to discuss all aspects of the course
including student progress and curriculum development.
• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting
and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing
leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications of instructors teaching both lower and upper level
courses leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree requires a
master’s degree in the discipline or related field with a minimum
of 18 graduate credits in the subject area. Instructors in
occupational and technical areas such as practical nursing,
automotive/welding, and office administration are generally
required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related work
experience. Other job-related education and/or experience may be
substituted for part of these requirements.
Prior teaching experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are
required for the essential functions of this position:
• Current knowledge of the relevant discipline.
• Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to
• Ability to respond to needs of learners from a variety of
educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a variety
of teaching/learning styles.
• Ability to use technology effectively in teaching.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
• Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal
relationships with students and colleagues.
Special Job Dimensions
Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits
digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required
abilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extended
periods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed vision
when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and
hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
$800 per credit hour
Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check, sex offender registry check, financial history
background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or
arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone
shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship
to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug
screening information will be used in a confidential, non-
discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Does this position require a background check?
Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check,
and Drug Screening. Position requires employee complete Arkansas
Mandated Reporter training prior to employment.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a pool position. Applicants will be contacted as positions
Anticipated start date
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and
supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The
University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,
color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual
orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,
family medical history or genetic information, political
affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.
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
UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational
opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national
origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,
or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University
is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all
applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,
transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and
all other aspects of employment.
- Unofficial College Transcripts
- Cover Letter
- Proof of Veteran Status
- Additional Document
- Unofficial College Transcripts - Additional 1
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please list the subject(s) you are interested in teaching:
Auditing, Banking, Business Law, Cost Accounting, Data Analytics,
Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Accounting, Human
Resources, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Personal Finance, Real
Estate, Sales, and Tax.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please list your availability to teach: Day, Evening, and/or
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you understand that failure to complete the Employment
History section of the application will result in automatic
- * Did you complete the Employment History section of the
- * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficial
transcript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?
- * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?
- * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?
- If yes, please describe.
(Open Ended Question)
- * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
(Open Ended Question)