Instructor, CAST/CBPD/WFL

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F00105P Quick Link for Position Working Title Instructor, CAST/CBPD/WFL Position Number Department Center for Business and Professional Development About the University

For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis.

The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis.

About the College / Department

The Center for Business & Professional Development provides both credit and non-credit training to traditional and non-traditional students. Instructors in the CBPD are expected to teach credit classes as assigned and to work to develop and deliver open enrollment and contract training engagements for industry partners. The CBPD has a long history of serving regional businesses and industries with specialized training and has developed strong relationships that can be used as a basis for a new instructor to work from. But the successful candidate will be expected to seek out and develop new relationships. This position is expected to generate revenue sufficient to cover its salary and benefits.

Position Summary

The position reports to the Director of the Center for Business and Professional Development ( CBPD ). This is a 12-month position. The Instructor will teach credit courses in Quality, Lean Six Sigma, SPC and Logistic Operations or other courses as needed in the College of Applied Science and Technology( CAST ) through the programs of the CBPD . Instructor will also serve as a consultant and specialized trainer whose subject matter expertise is critical to the economic viability of the organization.

Summary of Job Duties

• Teach Workforce Leadership ( WFL ) courses in Quality, Lean Six Sigma, SPC, Logistic Operations and other courses as needed.
• Develop relationships with businesses and industries to deliver contract training engagements.
• Scholarly Activity.
• Service to department, college and University, including committees and assessments.
• Recruitment and retention of students.
• Attendance and participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, Student Research Symposium, commencement ceremonies, and other meetings/events as required.
• Instructor will be responsible for generating revenue from credit and non-cred instruction sufficient to cover salary and benefits.
• Maintain strong working relationship with other UAFS / CAST / CBPD faculty and staff.
• Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Assessment and evaluation of instruction.
• Professional 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 attendance.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in a Business, Education, or a Technical field and verifiable industry experience. Extensive industry experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

License(s)/Certifications Preferred Qualifications

Experience in academia or as an industry trainer is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching, including the utilization of technology.
• Ability to effectively work with a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty.
• Expert level written and verbal communication skills with many different constituencies.
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability, a keen sense of initiative and follow-through.
• Proven personal and professional integrity.
• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Special Job Dimensions

Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Must be able to travel to area businesses. 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.

Work Schedule

The standard work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with potential for additional hours to teach evening credit classes, contract training engagements and open enrollment sessions. This is a 12-month position.

Salary Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. Benefits

Competitive benefits package.

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 and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check
Open Date 04/06/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, apply by May 6th, 2021.

Anticipated start date 07/01/2021 EEO Statement

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 Information Act.

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 employment laws.

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.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter with Salary Requirements
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veteran Status
  2. Additional Document
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