The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is seeking a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to assume the position of Dean. The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate or equivalent, be qualified for appointment in an academic discipline represented in the College, and have a record of outstanding scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment as a full professor.
About the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health: The mission of the College is to improve the health, and promote the well-being of, individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research, and service. The College has adopted a strong community-based health promotion orientation. This orientation is based on the premise that protection and improvement of a community’s health is best achieved through full participation of the community in health interventions and other initiatives. Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the Dean has responsibility for 62 faculty members across the Departments of Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior & Health Education, and Health Policy & Management. Across these five departments, there are 51 full-time faculty and 11 part-time faculty. In addition, there are four research centers, including the Arkansas Center for Minority Health Disparities, the Arkansas Prevention Research Center, the Arkansas Center for Excellence in Birth Defects Research & Prevention, the Center for the Study of Obesity, and the Center for the Study of Tobacco. The College enrolls 340 graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. The Dean will have an important role in formulating and executing a strategic planning process. As the Dean will be expected to take the lead role in implementing a strategic plan, the essential requirements of the position are vision, collaboration, and leadership. For more information, visit www.publichealth.uams.edu.
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: UAMS was established in 1879 and is a part of the University of Arkansas System. The University includes the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions, as well as the Graduate School and UAMS Medical Center. The UAMS campus encompasses more than 84 acres and also includes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy; the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute; the Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research Center; the Psychiatric Research Institute; the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute; the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; and the Translational Research Institute. UAMS has outreach programs operating in every county of the state, including eight Area Health Education Centers, eight regional Centers on Aging, and one of the most successful Head Start programs in the nation.
Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by September 24, 2018.