Recruitment FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions about the recruitment process for J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences:

One Year, as long as the position had not been filled and vacated.

Staff positions must be advertised for a minimum of 14 days with a maximum of 90 days. Faculty positions must be advertised for a minimum of 30 days.  However, Visiting Faculty, Clinical Faculty, Instructors, and Lecturers can be advertised for a minimum of 14 days. Internal postings open only to current employees are required to be open for a minimum of five days.


If the minimum qualifications will be updated, the posting must be canceled and applicants notified, the position description must be updated and approved, and then a new posting must be created from the updated position description and advertised for at least 14 days. All other changes to a posting will require a minimum of five days.

A position description must be updated within a year of the date that the posting is created. 

Each department has an allotted six internal postings to use per fiscal year.

Yes. Along with posting on the University of Arkansas Careers portal, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance has purchased licenses to the following job listing sites:

* These sites do not count towards the three proactive recruitment requirements

In compliance with Ark. Code Ann. §§ 21-3-302 and 303 of the State Veteran’s Preference Law and OPM Policy No. 30.20, the university gives preference in appointment and employment for certain qualified veterans, their spouses, or the surviving spouse of a deceased qualified veteran. For more information, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance AVP information page.

In order to get the AVP consideration the applicant must upload proof. They can answer the AVP questions in the application as “yes” but if they don’t upload proof then they can not get that consideration. To view a list of documents that would constitute proof, click here.

Approvals for position descriptions, job postings, interview requests, and hiring proposals must be reviewed and approved by central HR, OEOC, and any other applicable entities. Central HR has a turnaround time of 24 hours, and OEOC has a turnaround time of 48 hours. If for any reason there are issues that need to be resolved before the approval can be given, these time frames may increase.

Visit central human resources for more information on the topic of Hiring Nonresident Aliens. Also, check out Nonresident Information.

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  2. Employee’s name missing at the top of section two (20.5% of errors)
  3. Section two completed more than three days after hire (13% of errors)
  4. Error with listed documents in Section Two (13% of errors)
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