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National Agricultural Law Center Research Fellows- Remote Position

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
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Part Time
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Job Type:Temporary (Fixed Term)

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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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Department:Division of Agriculture

Summary of Job Duties:The National Agricultural Law Center Research Fellows- Remote Position (Evergreen) is a pool posting that will be used to collect applications to fill related temporary positions as they become available. This pool posting will expire on November 1, 2020. Applicants wishing to be considered after this date must re-apply.

The position will focus on conducting legal research and writing projects that meaningfully assist the NALC and its partners in serving state, regional, and national stakeholders in furtherance of its mission as the nation’s leading source of objective agricultural and food law research and information. Specific areas of research include but are not limited to:
• Environmental regulation of agriculture;
• Food safety and food labeling;
• Agricultural finance and credit; and
• Other relevant issues such as agricultural data and technology, local and regional food systems, and agricultural labor.


Successful applicants will have completed at least their first year of law school and have demonstrated skills and experience in legal research and writing. Previous experience or background in agriculture is preferred, but not required. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred, but not required. Applicants must be motivated and capable of reliably implementing work projects in a distance working arrangement. This position will require a commitment of at least ten hours a week, with flexibility given for exams and other academic or holiday events.

Additional Information:

This is not the initial application. Interested applicants should contact Senior Staff Attorney Elizabeth Rumley at for more information about potential openings before filling in this application.

Applications must include at least one letter of reference that speaks to the applicant’s research and writing skills.

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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