The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine seeks a distinguished academic leader to chair the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM). The Chair is the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UAMS. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the chair will provide the strategic vision and operational leadership for departmental academic and research programs. The Chair will work collaboratively with hospital and service line leadership to meet UAMS’s clinical mission and strategic priorities. This person will also have an important leadership role in developing and implementing population health strategies that meet the diverse health and health care needs of Arkansas’ communities. The Chair’s office will be located on UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville. This location reflects UAMS’ commitment to developing a robust academic and clinical presence in Northwest Arkansas and the chair’s statewide scope of responsibilities. Additionally, this location capitalizes on outstanding opportunities for collaboration with existing research programs at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and the Division of Community Health at UAMS-Northwest.
Goals and Objectives
This position is an outstanding opportunity for an academic family medicine physician to develop a nationally prominent Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Specifically, the next Chair will:
Promote and ensure the excellence of the department’s graduate and undergraduate education programs throughout the state. The Chair is expected to provide well-trained family physicians to communities within Arkansas, especially those in rural and underserved areas of the state.
Grow the department’s portfolio of extramurally funded research programs. The Chair is expected to expand the department’s portfolio of federally-funded research programs. There is current research programmatic strength in community-based research in the department as well as the Division of Community Health at UAMS-Northwest.
Work collaboratively with hospital leadership to ensure the highest level of care for patients in UAMS’ family medicine clinics throughout the state. The Chair will work collaboratively with the Director of the Integrated Medicine Service Line and the Vice-Chancellor of Regional Campuses to ensure clinical excellence in each of the family medicine clinics throughout the state. It is expected that this statewide network of family medicine clinics will serve as the primary care foundation for the UAMS Health System.
Work collaboratively with hospital leadership and investigators in the UAMS College of Public Health to develop and implement a state-of-the-art population health program. The Chair will play an important leadership role in the development and implementation of UAMS’ population health strategies that meet the diverse needs of Arkansas communities.
Recruit, develop, and retain an outstanding and diverse clinical and academic faculty and staff. The Chair will be primarily responsible for the development of a robust and diverse faculty of physicians and other primary care specialists who will advance UAMS’ mission in the family and preventive medicine, primary care, population health, and community-based research.
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
D., M.D./M.P.H., or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree
Current board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine and licensure, or eligibility for licensure, in the state of Arkansas
Progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic medical center or a similar large health care system
National recognition for achievement in clinical, educational, and/or research mission areas that warrant appointment at the professorial rank
A minimum of ten years of practice experience in family medicine
A clear commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment
Specific experience in the development and implementation of population health strategies
Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting
Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships
Capacity to embrace change with appropriate respect for culture and tradition
A clear commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment
Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others
Unquestioned personal integrity
Procedure for Consideration
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Mr. Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.
About THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state. Our assets include:
A statewide network of regional health education centers
Advanced telehealth and telemedicine program
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
The Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Ins...titute
The Psychiatric Research Institute
The Translational Research Institute
The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation