The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) Department of Health Policy and Management seeks a highly qualified candidate to fill a full-time, tenure track position. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a directly relevant field (e.g., healthcare management, health administration, health services research, health economics, etc.). We are seeking candidates at all levels. Candidates with a strong commitment to research and teaching are encouraged to apply.
The primary responsibility for this position is to teach at least two courses each year in the CAHME-accredited MHA program or the PhD program in Health Systems and Services Research; generate extramural funding to conduct and disseminate original research; advise and mentor graduate students; serve on college and university committees; participate in program assessment activities; and help ensure the success of our MHA program.
This position has no soft money conditions, but we do expect faculty to reach at least a minimum of 30% salary coverage within a few years of employment. An attractive incentive plan is available to provide bonuses for faculty who exceed 30% of their salaries from extramural funding. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary offer and benefits package commensurate with experience and level of appointment.
The COPH was created in 2001 with a portion of the state’s tobacco settlement funds and was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in spring 2004 and remains accredited through 2021. As part of the state’s only academic health sciences center, the College enjoys close relationships with the UAMS Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions, as well as the Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Human Services. Opportunities for collaboration also exist within UAMS’ centers of excellence: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging with its network of seven satellite Centers on Aging across the state, the Stephens Spine Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Myeloma Institute, and the Translational Research Institute. UAMS also has a statewide presence through its eight Regional Programs sites (formerly called Area Health Education Centers) and a regional campus located in northwest Arkansas, offering ready access to populations across Arkansas. Opportunities also exist with other health care enterprises and universities across the state.
Little Rock, the state’s capital, is centrally located in the state on the Arkansas River (http://www.littlerock.com/). It is a growing and thriving metropolitan area that is a hub for business, arts, government, and health care in the state. Little Rock boasts a thriving downtown, with a robust restaurant and music scene, complete with a low cost of living. Along the Arkansas River are over 50 miles of biking and walking trails. Little Rock was honored in 2013 as the #1 city in Kiplinger’s 10 Great Places to Live (small to midsize city category), was also ranked in Forbes in the 15 Best Cities for Young Adults and One of Five Secret Foodie Cities, and in May 2016 was ranked as #4 in the 20 best affordable places to live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.
Applications/nominations of women, veterans and racial or ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants must send a cover letter outlining their background and interests and curriculum vitae to: Stephen Bowman, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 820, Little Rock, AR 72205; 501-526-6693; firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must also apply for the position on the UAMS job site. The position number is 2021-76749. You can click on this link to apply.