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University of Arkansas Open Rank Tenure-Track Positions

  • 1.  University of Arkansas Open Rank Tenure-Track Positions

    Posted 7 days ago

    The Department of Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is seeking candidates for three tenure-track faculty positions with specializations in organizational behavior, human resources management, and/or organizational research methods.  Two positions are open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor), while one position is designated for an Assistant professor. For all positions, the expected start date is August 2025. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The job duties include research, teaching, and service. Conducting and publishing research in the top academic journals in the field is the primary job duty. Teaching expectations include teaching in person classes at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level, and holding in person office hours. The college requires service to the profession, university, and department at a level consistent with faculty rank. We also expect faculty to actively engage in department, college, and university activities at a level consistent with the AACSB designation of a participating faculty member.

    Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications

    ·         Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or expect to complete their Ph.D. before the start date) in management or a related discipline (e.g., industrial/organizational psychology) from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited university

    ·         Candidates must have a demonstrated record, or strong potential, of publications in top-tier journals commensurate with rank

    ·         Candidates must meet standards to be classified as a Scholarly Academic for AACSB purposes

    Preferred Qualifications

    ·         Evidence, or potential, of strong research record and demonstrated leadership roles in research projects that result in top-tier journal publications

    ·         Strong pipeline of research consistent with the candidate's current rank

    ·         Demonstrated ability to provide an excellent learning environment in the classroom and value collegiality

    ·         For Associate or Full Professor candidates, record of developing junior colleagues and/or doctoral students

    ·         Evidence of interest to contribute to the doctoral program by mentoring doctoral students, chairing dissertation committees, and developing and teaching doctoral courses

    ·         Demonstrated active engagement with on-campus environment and participation in on-campus activities

    ·         Candidates being considered for the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor should have a record of research, teaching, and service performance that would warrant the awarding of tenure in the Department of Management at the University of Arkansas

    The Department of Management is comprised of faculty focusing their research in the broad areas of human resource management and organizational behavior. The tenured and tenure-track faculty include: John Delery, Rebecca MacGowan, Chris Rosen, Lauren Simon, Adam Stoverink, Michael Wilmot and Ying Zhang. Our faculty have consistently published in top journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology, in addition to a number of other top outlets. In addition, our faculty have received best paper awards from journals and conferences, serve in editorial positions of numerous top journals, and have held leadership positions in the Academy of Management. We also have a historically strong doctoral program with a record of placing our students in Research I universities. The Walton College offers faculty a competitive teaching load and a very supportive environment for conducting research targeted at top tier journals. Information about the department is available at: http://waltoncollege.uark.edu/mgmt/.

    The Sam M. Walton College of Business, founded at the University of Arkansas in 1926 and accredited by AACSB International since 1931, has been ranked as a top 30 public business school for 15 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News currently ranks Walton College 28th. Four Walton College graduates serve as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and nearly 30 Walton alumni occupy executive offices at Fortune 500 companies. In 1998, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the Walton College an endowment of $50 million, at that time the single largest up-front cash gift to a business school. The college has experienced extremely strong growth in enrollment over the past several years (over 23% increase since fall 2021). Fall 2023 enrollment included over 8200 undergraduate and 580 graduate students.

    The college is located on a four-building business campus including the Business Building, housing most undergraduate and Ph.D. education, Willard J. Walker Hall, home of our graduate programs, the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development and the J.B. Hunt Transport Center for Academic Excellence, site of our state-of-the-art behavioral research lab. 

    Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas, a region with unmatched natural beauty, culture, business and community. In addition to being home to the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the University of Arkansas, it is teeming with Fortune 500 companies and dynamic new startups. The region has ranked in the Top 10 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Places to Live in the U.S. for several years. The Fayetteville region boasts an outstanding public school system and a low unemployment rate. Growth in the region has been propelled by the presence of large corporations such as Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., and Tyson Foods. In addition, the area has emerged as a major hub of Walmart retail vendors – more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies have a physical presence in the area – which have created a thriving business environment and many job opportunities in the region. The Northwest Arkansas National Airport offers daily non-stop flights to 24 major U.S. cities. The area features a variety of outdoor recreational activities with excellent hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking opportunities. The area also features many cultural amenities including two symphony orchestras, an outstanding regional theater group, a comprehensive trail system, a botanical garden, and the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. For more see https://walton.uark.edu/about/fayetteville.php.

    Where to apply? Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita by August 15, 2024, to receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The search committee may conduct remote interviews with select candidates prior to the application deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Applicants who have not yet completed their Ph.D. but who expect to complete their Ph.D. by August 2025 should send a brief description of their dissertation and the expected timeline for completion. Completion of the doctoral degree is expected prior to employment for the positions offered.

    Initial inquiries should be sent to Professor John Delery (jdelery@walton.uark.edu), Head, Department of Management.

    Salary Information:

    Commensurate with education and experience

    Required Documents to Apply:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae

    Optional Documents:

    Other (see special instructions for details), Proof of Veteran Status

    Recruitment Contact Information:

    Professor John E. Delery (jdelery@walton.uark.edu)
    Raymond F. Orr Chair and Professor
    Head, Department of Management
    Sam M. Walton College of Business

    All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site (https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Assistant--Associate-or-Full-Professor-of-Management--Open-Rank---Three-Open-Positions-_R0058740)

    Please do not send to listed recruitment contact. Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of reference.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita by August 15, 2024, to receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The search committee may conduct remote interviews with select candidates prior to the application deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Applicants who have not yet completed their Ph.D. but who expect to complete their Ph.D. by August 2025 should send a brief description of their dissertation and the expected timeline for completion. Completion of the doctoral degree is expected prior to employment for the positions offered. Initial inquiries should be sent to Professor John Delery (jdelery@walton.uark.edu), Head, Department of Management
    Finalist will be asked to submit three letter of reference.

    Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

    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 that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

    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 application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



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    Lauren Simon
    Professor
    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville AR
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