Join I³R

The Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I³R) at the University of Arkansas is the new model of public research and economic development, working with commercial, philanthropic, non-profit, and governmental organizations to deliver positive societal impact. It is about bringing the discoveries of the future to the world in real-time.

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with purpose-driven coworkers in one of the fastest-growing and most naturally beautiful regions in the U.S. You’ll join a growing team of visionary researchers and thought-leaders dedicated to working with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to deliver innovative solutions.

I³R is committed to building a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive team and cultivating a welcoming atmosphere where all opinions are valued, all voices are heard, and ideas become reality.

Faculty Hiring Opportunities

Non Tenure/Non Tenure Track Open Rank Faculty (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)

I3R invites applications for our non-tenure faculty track. This role is designed for dynamic educators and researchers who are passionate about innovation and shaping the future of convergence research. Key responsibilities include project leadership, securing external funding, and building broad-based support and engagement. In alignment with I3R’s focus on Integrative Health, ideal candidates have experience leading projects in the areas of food, health, augmented reality, or cybersecurity with application of expertise in any of the following areas: cellular agriculture, genomics, nutrition, Artificial Intelligence, internet of medical things, medical imaging, bioelectronics, wearable devices, neuroscience, regulatory compliance, public health, law, or public policy.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (Current and Anticipated Future Openings)

Are you a driven and ambitious researcher looking to make a meaningful impact on society? As a Postdoctoral Fellow at I³R, you'll work alongside visionary researchers and thought leaders to contribute to cutting-edge research in the food tech and health tech sectors. Your role will involve data collection, developing tools for efficient data collection, and preparing reports and publications. You'll be at the forefront of translating basic research into practical applications, designing products and technologies that have a real-world impact. Apply now and be part of our exciting journey to improve healthcare and push the boundaries of research.

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Research Experiences


Undergraduate research experiences are available to students from all disciplines who are interested in innovation, translational research, and/or technology development. Students are connected with an I³R faculty mentor, creating an opportunity for problem-based learning in a project-based environment. The experience cultivates and strengthens critical thinking, writing, and communication skills that are transferrable to any career path. Stipends may be provided depending on the research project. Complete the interest form to request more information about available undergraduate research opportunities.

Undergraduate Research Experience Interest Form


Graduate research experiences provide an excellent opportunity for students to engage in meaningful research, pioneer solutions to ‘wicked’ problems, and gain practical experience in their chosen field of study. Graduate Research Assistants actively support the principal investigator or research team with literature reviews, data collection and analysis, experimentation, and simulation. Stipends may be provided depending on the research project. Complete the interest form to request more information about available graduate research opportunities.

Graduate Research Experience Interest Form

Arkansas & Northwest Arkansas

The State of Arkansas is distinguished by its entrepreneurial spirit. It is also a place of great natural beauty – pristine rivers, soaring mountains and majestic woodlands. Visit to learn more.

I³R attracts leading researchers and thought leaders through these unique resources and through partnerships with the members of our growing local and regional ecosystem. Organizations like the Northwest Arkansas Council, Heartland Forward and HealthTech Arkansas are all committed to the long-term growth, success and enrichment of our state, region and world.

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