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Company: University of Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Job Summary

The HR Partner serves as a subject matter expert and works closely with assigned areas of the University to resolve current HR issues and anticipate future HR needs with specific emphasis in the areas of recruitment and retention. The HR Partner serves as an initial contact for assistance in posting and filling vacant positions, onboarding new employees, and managing employee performance, collaborating as a team and with other HR units as needed to effectively meet campus needs. This position will also administer the staff performance evaluation process and be responsible for recommending and implementing best practices in performance reviews.

About the Company

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.


The minimum qualifications for this position are the formal educational equivalent of a bachelor's degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of human resources experience. Applicable equivalencies may be considered. The preferred qualifications are SHRM or HRCI certification, two or more years of experience in recruitment and staffing, demonstrated experience in administering performance reviews and previous experience in higher education.


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.

Travel Requirements


Additional Information

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.