Job title: Graduate Studies Program Support Assistant
Company: University of Arkansas System
Expected salary: $15 per hour
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Job description:
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Type of Position: Clerical

Workstudy Position: No

Job Type: Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available: No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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.

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.

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.

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Department: ART | School of Art Recruitment and Outreach

Department’s Website:

Summary of Job Duties: The Assistant for Graduate Studies (Studio Art) is responsible for assisting in the administrative oversight of multiple aspects of the Studio Art Master of Fine Art program including advising, evaluation coordination and supervision, graduate assistant supervision, and program and curriculum development. The Assistant will perform complex information gathering, update and track documents, assist in complex scheduling, maintenance of committee and student files, and assist in facilities oversight. Other tasks related to the management of the MFA program may be assigned as needed to support the School of Art.

Regular and reliable attendance and being a self-starter are essential job duties. As this position is highly collaborative within the SoA community, the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with staff, faculty, and students is a priority.

The School of Art is committed to establishing a program that is reflective of the student community by enhancing educational and professional diversity and seeking individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including members of underrepresented groups. The University of Arkansas believes that enhancing diversity and providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated is critical to its mission of helping individuals realize their full potential. Candidates should have experience in in—or the potential for—building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.


Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

Preferred Qualifications

Higher education experience

Experience with University of Arkansas systems

Demonstrated familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Outlook

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge or willingness to learn about the School of Art, UA campus, and other arts organizations and processes.

Skilled in strong organizational and communication skills

Skilled in highly developed verbal and written communication skills, specifically towards understanding and communicating official policies, procedures, and practices.

Ability to work and execute provided tasks independently.

Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and external partners

Ability to create and implement efficient and accessible systems and processes that align with the policies and procedures of the School of Art, Graduate School, and University of Arkansas

Salary Information: $15.00 per hour

Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents: Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information: Zora J Murff,, Director of Graduate Studies

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

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Additional Information:

At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all interviews are expected to be conducted remotely. For additional inquiries, please contact Zora J Murff, , Director of Graduate Studies, Studio Art

Graduate students are subject to background checks.

Additional Information about the department and community:

The University of Arkansas has recently been awarded a $120 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish a School of Art. The gift created the first and only school of art in the state of Arkansas, and is helping to propel art history, art education, studio art, and graphic design forward while also providing unparalleled opportunity to students. In addition, the School of Art has recently received a $40 million gift from the Windgate Foundation to build a new Studio Art and Graphic Design Facility that will open Fall of 2022. The mission of the School of Art is to develop one of the highest quality educational, research, and service programs in the visual arts available nationally. The School currently includes 53 faculty, six staff members, and more than 400 students; it currently offers six degree options: BFA in Art Education, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History, BA in Studio Art, and an MFA in Studio Art. (Advanced degrees in Art Education, Art History, and Graphic Design are in development.) The school is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, and is known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. The area is home to an active, nationally significant local arts community, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Momentary, and 21C Museum, and continues to grow as a destination for art and design.

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 and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

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.

Constant Physical Activity: N/A

Frequent Physical Activity: Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity: N/A

Benefits Eligible: No
Job date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 07:54:13 GMT


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