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Research Assistant Professor of Office for Education Policy

Company name
University of Arkansas


Fayetteville, AR, United States

Employment Type

Research, Education, 100k

Posted on
Nov 08,2018

Valid Through
Feb 21,2019


Position Information

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Working Title

Research Assistant Professor of Office for Education Policy


Education Reform

About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

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% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Department of Education Reform (


) was created in 2005 through a $10 million gift from the Windgate Foundation and an additional $10 million from the University’s Matching Gift Program. This gift is one of the largest ever received by a college of education in the country. With these resources, the department has six endowed professorships, 10 doctoral fellowships and funds for research and projects.

The mission of the Department of Education Reform is to advance education and economic development by focusing on the improvement of academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The Department of Education Reform produces research findings leading to direct intervention programs in public schools. It is committed to producing research that will directly inform policymakers at all levels of government, scholars, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public to positively influence the future of Arkansas and the nation’s schools.

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Job Type


Faculty Status

Non Tenure Track

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Benefits Eligible




Campus, Office Location

Fayetteville Campus - Graduate Education Building

Summary of Job Duties

The Research Assistant Professor of the Office for Education Policy will have two primary responsibilities in the Department of Education Reform. The first responsibility will be to assist the Office for Education Policy in their efforts to inform and improve education in Arkansas by conducting and disseminating rigorous research studies. The second responsibility will be to supervise and help to conduct field research experiments in the Department of Education Reform.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

Has an earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Education Policy, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, or related field

Record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals, professional presentations, and external funding

At least 5 years of experience communicating research results to education policymakers and practitioners

Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing large data sets for research projects

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.












Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding


Repetitive motion



Employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required

National criminal background and registered sex offender check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

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 (


) 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.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Anticipated Start Date


Anticipated End Date

Recruitment Contact Information

Laura Florick

Research Associate, Department of Education Reform

University of Arkansas

College of Education and Health Professions

201 Graduate Education Building

Fayetteville, AR 72701

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. Completed applications received by January 1st, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  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.

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Work Location

Fayetteville, AR

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Company Profile
The University of Arkansas boasts a tradition unique among the nation's universities: Senior Walk, consisting of more than three miles of sidewalks crisscrossing campus that are engraved with the names of more than 150,000 graduates, dating back nearly 140 years. It’s concrete proof of the university’s commitment to our students. That 'students-first' philosophy is a big reason why the U of A is consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities and best values. We work hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having "the highest possible level of research," placing us among the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.

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