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Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
Commensurate on experience
Posted Date
May 5, 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s comprehensive provider of medical education, research, and academically based clinical care.  UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional, and specialist degree programs and certificates through Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health, and a graduate school.  UAMS operates programs in all of Arkansas’ 75 counties, including eight UAMS Regional Centers (and a ninth in development), seven regional Centers on Aging, and one of the most successful Head Start programs in the nation.  Combining education, research, and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state.  UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 11,000 employees and is consistently recognized as having the best hospital in the state.  UAMS is one of the greatest economic engines in Arkansas; the financial impact of UAMS and its key partners, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, has been estimated at $4.5 billion/year.

For the position of Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Medicine, UAMS seeks a dynamic academic leader with a national reputation to guide its growth and development as a premier provider of medical education, research, patient care and service.  The successful candidate will come prepared by professional experience and personal abilities to advance the academic and research missions and engage in framing the strategic direction for the clinical enterprise.


Oversee all education and research functions, all clinical and basic science departments and appointment of College faculty. Continue to advance the academic mission and identify priorities for investment in the research/education portfolio. Participate in framing the strategic direction for the clinical enterprise. Jointly appoint Service Line Directors (with Senior Vice Chancellor/CEO of UAMS Health). Develop institutional metrics/targets and help prioritize resource allocation decisions across UAMS (as member of Executive Committee). Collaborate with the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Provost to set and achieve research and education targets, respectively, across all COM departments. Collaborate with other UAMS deans to fully implement inter-professional education across UAMS. Coordinate with Chairs, Service Line Directors, and Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to hold all faculty members accountable for performance goals and standards. Coordinate the research and academic activities of Institutes to align with the service line structure and strategic priorities. Align educational programs with the clinical enterprise. Lead collaborative activities with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s and Baptist Health. Work with existing and potential philanthropic supporters and serve as the public representative of the College, as necessary.



Progressive and broad administrative leadership experience at the departmental, institute, or central administrative level at an accredited medical school, including experience with accreditation bodies, research oversight, and areas of external regulatory compliance; leadership experiences should demonstrate innovation, demonstrated care for faculty, staff and students, and wise use of resources. 


Management experience in the administration of medical schools, e.g., issues related to budgets and grants management, research development, and the challenges and operation of the clinical enterprise and educational-clinical partnerships.  Exposure to a highly matrixed and/or service line organizational structure is desirable.


Successful experience attracting, retaining and developing high-performing individuals and teams.

Commitment to Equality

Evidence of strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, including successful recruitment and retention of faculty from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and contribution to institutional equity, inclusion, and diversity goals.

Academic Credentials

Recognized achievement in clinical, educational and/or research pursuits that would warrant appointment as a tenured full professor; M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and appropriate board certification required, with additional degrees, certification, or licensure expected.


The executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist in this recruitment.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be submitted to Sanna Bryant at  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, although indication of interest is encouraged by Friday, June 16th, 2023 for full consideration.

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