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Associate Dean of Research

Associate Dean of Research

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a dynamic, mission-minded, research scientist to lead the research enterprise of the college of nursing. The associate dean of research is responsible for fostering research and scholarship productivity of the faculty. This position also works in partnership with the Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN) and oversees activities for advancing research and fostering scholarship initiatives on campus, in the state, regionally and nationally, and attracting support at the state and national levels. The duties of the associate dean of research contribute to the mission of UAMS: to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation, and world.

The Associate Dean of Research serves as a vital partner in framing the strategic direction for the research and scholarship mission of the institution and college of nursing. This individual collaborates with associate deans of research across UAMS, the vice chancellor for research, the Translational Research Institute, and agencies within the state and region. As an integral member of the college of nursing executive leadership team, the associate dean of research reports directly to the dean of the UAMS College of Nursing.

All inquiries, nominations and applications for the position are welcome.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a dynamic, mission-minded, research scientist to lead the research enterprise of the college of nursing. The associate dean of research is responsible for fostering research and scholarship productivity of the faculty. This position also works in partnership with the Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN) and oversees activities for advancing research and fostering scholarship initiatives on campus, in the state, regionally and nationally, and attracting support at the state and national levels. The duties of the associate dean of research contribute to the mission of UAMS: to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation, and world.

The associate dean of research serves as a vital partner in framing the strategic direction for the research and scholarship mission of the institution and college of nursing. This individual collaborates with associate deans of research across UAMS, the vice chancellor for research, the Translational Research Institute, and agencies within the state and region. As an integral member of the college of nursing executive leadership team, the associate dean of research reports directly to the dean of the UAMS College of Nursing.

All inquiries, nominations and applications for the position are welcome.

About the College of Nursing

The UAMS College of Nursing, established in 1953, is committed to scholarly excellence in (1) under-graduate and graduate nursing education, (2) research, and (3) service to the University, profession and society.

The College of Nursing provides exemplary and comprehensive nursing educational programs. The College of Nursing offers educational programs to prepare professional nurses as generalists and for advanced practice, teaching, research, and administrative roles, thereby enhancing health care for the people of Arkansas. The College of Nursing offers doctoral (DNP, PhD), masters, post-master’s certificate, and baccalaureate (BSN and RN to BSN) nursing programs with an enrollment of over 700 undergraduate and graduate students. The College enhances access to education in this rural, agrarian state by offering degree programs and courses for nurses through distance education modalities and through clinical affiliation agreements with health care facilities around the state.

The UAMS College of Nursing advances the body of nursing knowledge through scholarship in research. This community of scholars contributes to nursing science through research activities that are theory testing, theory generating, and of an applied or basic research nature. Focus areas include cardiovascular health, mental health/addiction, oncology, older adult health, and lifestyle interventions.

The service mission of the UAMS College of Nursing involves participation of faculty and students in academic, professional, and community organizations, as well as scholarly practice. Faculty practice as skilled clinicians, consultants, and professional experts in health care organizations and in the community.

The College of Nursing encompasses approximately 37,000 square feet on the Little Rock campus of UAMS, including learning laboratories, the Integrative Practice Center, the Simulation Center, classrooms with interactive video networking capabilities, conference rooms, and offices for administrators, faculty, and staff.

Find out more about the college at https://nursing.uams.edu

 

Role and Responsibilities:

  •  Provide leadership for the research mission of the college of nursing and UAMS.
  •  Mentor individual faculty members in development and implementation of their programs of research/scholarship and    also develop mentorship skills among experienced research faculty.
  •  Formulate, in conjunction with the faculty and administration, a clear vision and strategic plan for the research mission.
  •  Manage college of nursing research support staff, including scientific editor.
  • Coordinate the Research Intensive Faculty Experience (RIFE) program.
  • Participate in UAMS committees/taskforces/councils relevant to the research mission of the institution and college.
  • Lead recruitment, selection, orientation and retention of faculty for the science department and make recommendations to the dean.
  • Oversee the process for faculty evaluation.
  • Maintain extramurally funded research program as either a PI or Co-I.
  • Engage in teaching and scholarly activities appropriate to faculty rank.
  • Lead projects and initiatives as requested by the dean of the college of nursing.

Candidate Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or related field.
  • Significant record of scholarly achievement and sustained program of extramurally funded research.
  • Teaching experience in graduate nursing programs.
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor.
  • National recognition as a research scientist and leader.
  • Administrative experience related to personnel matters.

 Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics:

  • Strategic planning skills and expertise.
  • Strong commitment to interprofessional cooperation and learning.
  • Demonstrated track record of mentorship and evidence of having developed others in their academic careers.
  • Experience on NIH study section.
  • Understanding of compliance requirements at the federal and state levels.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships.
  • 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.
  • Approachable.
  • Innovative.
  • Unquestioned personal integrity.

For additional information, please contact:

Mario Spears Karr
Vice President
678-501-2630
mkarr@tylerandco.com

Amy Z. Rose
Senior Consultant
610-558-6100 ext.222
arose@tylerandco.com

Erin Weatherly
Research Assistant
678-501-2621
eweatherly@tylerandco.com

 

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 jtunno@uams.edu. Contact Julian 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.

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UAMS was founded in 1879 by eight physicians. Today UAMS is the state’s only academic health center, part of a statewide network of postsecondary education institutions of the University of Arkansas System governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees.


About the University

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for more than 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS and its clinical affiliates: Arkansas Children’s and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Centrally located within the state, UAMS’s Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.