Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 21, 2020
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the premier comprehensive integral and integrated resource for medical education, clinical and research-intensive academic health sciences center in the state, invites applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

At its nexus is UAMS’ Office of Research and Innovation. Its deeply committed basic and clinician scientists conduct cutting-edge research to improve patient care, population health, its translation and delivery across the continuum and positively impact humanity. Through study, data collection and the science of understanding disease to illuminate its patterns and determinants, advancement is made in the identification, treatment, and prevention methods for cancer, infectious disease, substance abuse, and behavioral problems. With a robust portfolio of research and funding of more than $125M for FY2020, researchers continue to advance science and better the health of Arkansans.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a leadership style that is focused on the success of the faculty in all their research endeavors; commitment to the Vice Chancellor of Research role in the institution; deep understanding of the role of culture in organizational success; high emotional intelligence; and a willingness to be both strategic and tactical in achieving objectives. They will work judiciously to increase research operational efficiency; promote productivity; streamline workflow and innovation throughput; and build interdependent relationships that expand research development and the utilization of programmatic offerings across the campus and across all six colleges and seven institutes. They will work to develop coordinated linkages and promote collaborations across UAMS’ academic partners, research and physician leaders, to foster and uniquely broaden rich interdisciplinary research innovations, their translation in the advancement of science and their translation into the clinic and the community. They will have a proven track record of identifying new and creative funding streams and/or relevant experience that has resulted in financial support to promote and advance innovation, start-ups, and technology commercialization endeavors. The Associate VCR will be an outward facing connector who, in support of the entire research enterprise, is able to assemble, recalibrate and leverage internal and external resources to further encourage the growth of UAMS’ research and scholarship activity.

Qualified candidates will possess a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or an equivalent doctorate level degree or other appropriate terminal degree from an accredited higher education institution and experience that warrants an appointment as an associate or full professor.

Korn Ferry is assisting UAMS with this important search. For inquiries or to apply in confidence, please submit your detailed curriculum vitae as soon as possible to:

Caroline Thompson, PMP and Toni Lam, PhD
Korn Ferry’s Academic Practice

UAMS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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