Current Faculty Open Positions

Prospective candidates must hold or be eligible for an unencumbered Arkansas RN license and, if applicable, APRN licensure. Candidates must also agree to a criminal background check and drug screening.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, and life insurance; excellent retirement benefits; vacation and sick leave benefits based on contract; cafeteria benefit plan available; and tuition benefits for employee and family.

Candidates should submit a letter of application and vitae to:

Chris Dumas
Executive Assistant
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
4301 W. Markham, Slot 529
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone: 501-686-5376
Fax: 501-686-7998
Email: cdumas@uams.edu

Information about Little Rock

Nursing Undergraduate Faculty

BSN Contract Faculty

This is a temporary, contract faculty position without benefits. The candidate will assume clinical teaching responsibilities within the undergraduate program.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or higher nursing degree required
  • 3-5 years’ nursing experience
  • Current unencumbered RN or advanced practice nursing license with eligibility for licensure in Arkansas.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.

Letters of application now being accepted.

 

Nursing Graduate Faculty

Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program (1 position)

The Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with a doctoral degree, assists the Program Director with administrative and day-to-day operations of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program and engages in the education, practice, and scholarship missions of the College of Nursing. This individual reports directly to the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director and Associate Dean for Practice. This is a 12-month, full-time faculty appointment with the option for tenure or non-tenure track. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relative to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia
  • Doctoral degree in nursing, nurse anesthesia or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Current certification or recertification by the NBCRNA
  • Unencumbered APRN license with eligibility for APRN licensure in Arkansas.
  • Three to five years of clinical experience as a practicing CRNA
  • Record of effective teaching
  • Formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction
  • Knowledgeable regarding accreditation requirements for nurse anesthesia educational programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Management/leadership skills, with three to five years in an administrative or leadership position in an academic setting, preferred

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leadership Responsibilities
    • Assists the Program Director with administrative and day-to-day operations of the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
    • Assists the Program Director with accreditation requirements.
    • Participates in completing reports required by state boards, organizations, and accrediting agencies.
    • Participates in the systematic evaluation of the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
    • Works with the Program Director and other faculty to ensure coordination of didactic, simulation, clinical practicum, and project segments of the program.
    • Participates in development and revision of the nurse anesthesia program, courses, and syllabi in accordance with The Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Doctorate Practice Programs (COA, 2018), and The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006).
    • Recruits clinical sites, clinical site coordinators, and preceptors as necessary to ensure quality clinical experiences for students.
    • Participate in recruitment, selection, orientation, and retention of quality faculty for the Nurse Anesthesia Program and make recommendations for hire.
  1. Oversight of Student Activities
    • Participate in the recruitment and admission processes for the nurse anesthesia program.
    • Monitors, guides, counsels, and advises students in their progression through the program.
    • Notifies Program Director and Associate Dean of Academic Programs of students in academic difficulty and/or unsatisfactory status.
  1. Faculty Role
  2. Implement the role of faculty member in teaching, practice, and scholarly activities.
  3. Maintains current CRNA certification and retains APRN license in Arkansas.
  4. Engages in scholarly activities through publications, presentations, and grant submissions.
  5. Represents the CON at the university, state, regional, and national level.
  6. Supports the Nurse Anesthetist Program by performing all other duties as assigned; clinical time may not encumber program time.

 

Inquiries and recommendations can be directed to Dr. Michelle Gonzalez, Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program (MGonzalez@uams.edu). Submit letters of interest and CVs to the Office of Dean, Chris Dumas (CDumas@uams.edu; 501-686-5376).

MNSC and DNP Contract Faculty

This is a temporary, contract faculty position without benefits. The candidate will assume clinical oversight of students in the nurse practitioner specialties or teach advanced health assessment practicum.

Qualifications:

  • Masters or doctoral degree in nursing
  • Unencumbered Arkansas RN; APRN licensure; and current certification in specialty
  • Previous teaching experience preferred

Letters of application now being accepted. Please send letter and vitae to Chris Dumas (CDumas@uams.edu).

PhD Research Faculty

Elizabeth Stanley Cooper Endowed Chair in Oncology Nursing Research Faculty (1 position)

This is a tenure-track, 12-month, full-time faculty position. The candidate will assume teaching responsibilities within the graduate programs and pursue a program of funded research.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s and doctoral degree in nursing with a focus on oncology nursing required.
  • Current unencumbered RN or advanced practice nursing license with eligibility for licensure in Arkansas.
  • Teaching experience in a nursing program. Graduate level teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstration of scholarship related activities, e.g., published manuscripts, presentations at conferences, and extramural grant funding in oncology.
  • Evidence of a program of research, specifically in oncology.

Letters of application now being accepted. Position available immediately.