University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Chair, Family and Preventive Medicine

AR, Little Rock

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine seeks a distinguished academic leader to guide the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. The Chair will provide strategic vision and direction for the department’s clinical, research, and education programs.

The Chair is the vital link between the senior leadership of the organization and the department’s faculty, staff, and trainees. Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair is directly responsible for the recruitment, retention, and development of an outstanding and diverse clinical and academic faculty and staff. He/she is also responsible for ensuring excellence of the department’s graduate and undergraduate education programs. The Chair is expected to foster the growth of the department’s portfolio of extramurally funded research programs relevant to the field of family medicine, population health, and disease prevention. Lastly, the Chair will work collaboratively with hospital leadership and the Vice Chancellor for Regional Campuses to ensure the highest standard of care at UAMS’ clinical sites in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Helena, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Magnolia, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.

The Chair’s office will be located on UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This location reflects UAMS’ commitment to developing a robust academic and clinical presence in Northwest Arkansas and the position’s statewide scope of responsibilities. Additionally, this location presents outstanding opportunities for growth of the department’s already robust community-based research programs by fostering collaborations with existing research programs in the Division of Community Health at UAMS – Northwest Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.

Candidates must possess a MD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree and must be certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. A background in population health research is preferred. The successful candidate will have 1) progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center environment, 2) national recognition for achievement in research, education and/or clinical pursuits that warrant appointment at the professorial rank, and 3) the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a highly matrixed academic medical center. The successful candidate will have a clear vision for advancing outstanding patient care, medical education, public health, and community-based research in a complex and changing health care landscape.

Please direct all nominations and applications (including a CV and Cover Letter) to Stephen Davis, Joyce DeLeo, PhD, and Ashley Rittgers of WittKieffer, preferably via e-mail, to or phone at (757) 743-7515.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.