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Type of Position:Adjunct Faculty

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Less than Annual Appointment (Fixed Term)

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a dynamic, mid-sized public university that’s redefining higher education. We’re on a mission to provide transformative, hands-on learning experiences for students of all backgrounds and aspirations. Our multi-faceted approach to education offers a wealth of opportunities, with over 70 academic programs, including certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. We’re committed to building a diverse community that mirrors Arkansas’s rich tapestry, reflecting our dedication to serving the state’s varied population while enhancing the quality of our institution.

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 percent of employee salary.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Nestled along the Arkansas River, this vibrant city offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Old West at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the eclectic local art scene, or take a scenic stroll along the picturesque riverfront trails. With a welcoming community, diverse dining options, and a thriving downtown, Fort Smith is the ideal destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking modern amenities.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Early Childhood PreSchool Administration

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Summary of Job Duties:Responsible for establishing working relationships with childcare facilities to promote and conduct training to preschool and early childhood educators. The trainer helps childcare facilities meet their professional development training requirements. Trainers are hired on an as-needed basis and may conduct workshops within the state of Arkansas. Trainings are funded through grants awarded by the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. The position reports to the Director of Early Childhood Preschool Program.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood, child development or related field.
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching or counseling or social work experience.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in Birth-Five classroom.
  • Must be registered in the Professional Development Registry ( PDR ) meeting all criteria required by the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct training at UAFS or on-site at childcare facilities within the state of Arkansas, to include the following subjects: CDA (non-credit or credit); In-Practice Adventures in Learning; In-Practice Adventures for Toddlers; In-Practice Connecting with Infants; In-Practice BAMMM ; In-Practice CLAM ; In-Practice CAL; In-Practice Informational Books in the Preschool; In-Practice Story A Month; Learning Environment Kit; Families Kit; Outdoor Environment Kit; Professionalism Kit; Children & Times of Transition Kit; A Supportive & Caring Community of Learners Kit; Program for Children Kit and all contracted trainings from UA ECEP . Other courses may be added, upon release from the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education ( DCCECE ).
  • Ensure the application of technology to curriculum and instruction in the teaching and learning process.
  • Maintain positive collaboration with local child development centers.
  • Participate in training and provide instruction in the Professional Development Registry program.
  • Participate in appropriate state, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Required to attend training for each course taught, through workshops provided by the DCCECE to ensure that the dissemination of curriculum is consistent throughout the state.
  • Recruit future early childhood trainers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information:

Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Travel will be required to receive training. Must travel to and from sites to conduct training. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing, bending, reaching turning, listening, observation, and moderate to heavy lifting of up to 30 pounds. Must be physically and emotionally able to complete all job requirements.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR 479-788-7080

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

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

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.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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:Hearing, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:No



The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a rich, vibrant learning environment for nearly 6,000 students each semester. UAFS aims to build its reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students and faculty thrive and excel.

For more than 90 years, the university has been a mainstay of Fort Smith with a history as unique as each student who ever enrolled.

Through dynamic academic programs, innovative research opportunities, and transformational centers of intellectual and economic development, UAFS will advance its community and become an institution renowned for educating and inspiring the ambitious students who call it home.


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