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Executive Director of Academic Initiatives and Integrity

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Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number NC869P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22573
Working Title Executive Director of Academic Initiatives and Integrity
Position Number 10869
Department Academic Integrity & Initiatives
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, 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 one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of 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

Through the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Academic Initiatives and Integrity strives to create a culture of honesty and personal and professional responsibility among University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff. As a community of scholars we uphold academic integrity as foundational to appropriate conduct within the university setting. Academic Initiatives and Integrity manages outreach efforts for policy education and facilitates the University’s process for alleged violations with the All-University Academic Integrity Board.

Department Home Page http://honesty.uark.edu/
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties

The Executive Director for Academic Initiatives and Integrity oversees the Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity, including supervising support staff and managing the program budget. The Director provides leadership on strategies and initiatives in support of academic integrity on the University of Arkansas campus and conducts ongoing research in the field of academic integrity, including effective methods to reduce incidents of academic dishonesty and new opportunities and challenges presented through technology. In light of campus needs and best practices, the Director assesses current policy and processes to make recommendations to the appropriate university bodies. In addition, the director provides proactive education on academic integrity for faculty, staff, and students to insure that all groups understand what academic honesty/dishonesty are as defined on this campus and best practices in promotion of academic honesty. The Director works to facilitate a fair and equitable process for those involved in incidents of academic dishonesty, teaches Writing with Integrity, and serves on campus committees that deal with issues of integrity. Finally, the Director works on academic initiatives as directed by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

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.

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.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Significant and relevant experience in higher education
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience managing budget and developing data-based reports
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least six years in higher education with experience in an academic environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service orientation skills
  • Personal qualities of sound ethical decision making skills
  • Ability to foster relationships across campus and work collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
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.

Occasionally

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Walking

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting

Constantly

  • Hearing
  • Talking

The worker is required to have 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.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Arkansas Union
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary $65,000
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
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 (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.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 10/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information

Kathy Jones
Executive Assistant to the Provost
575-5459

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

Special Instructions Summary
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 age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. 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.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please identify your highest level of education.
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Some college but no degree completion
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * Please indicate your years of significant and relevant experience in higher education?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two
    • At least two years, but less than three
    • At least three years, but less than four
    • At least four years, but less than five
    • FIve years or more
  3. * Please describe your teaching experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
    • No experience
    • Less than one year
    • At least one year, but less than two
    • At least two years, but less than three
    • Three years or more
  5. * Describe your experience with budget and financial reporting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your experience managing and developing statistical data.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status