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Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
Date posted
Oct 5, 2023

Search for the Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine

Little Rock, AR


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks its next Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences. The UAMS community includes more than 2,000 faculty, over 3,200 students, and 900 medical residents. UAMS offers over 70 degree programs, along with certificate programs, across the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health, and the Graduate School. UAMS secured $203.1 million in research funding for FY22, placing it in the top 14 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities.

Within the College of Medicine at UAMS, the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences plays a key role in the research and teaching missions of the College. The Department has a long-standing history of strength in cellular, molecular, and translational neuroscience with current expertise in neurodegenerative and neuroendocrine diseases, and an emerging focus on physiological and pathological control of cellular plasticity and the underlying molecular mechanisms regulating cell fate. The Department is equally committed to its educational mission, with faculty serving as key sources for preclinical teaching.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Medicine, the next Chair will set and execute a strategic vision for this vitally important Department. The Chair will be expected to further develop the Department’s research, support its key educational contributions, enhance resources, promote partnerships, recruit and retain outstanding faculty, and advance a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The Chair will bring to this work a record of administrative and research success relevant to the Department, including successful mentorship, as well as an understanding and commitment to the education mission. The successful Chair will have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in Neurobiology, Neuroscience, or a related field, and possess significant leadership experience and communication skills.

UAMS has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries can be submitted at


It is the policy of UAMS to provide equal opportunity to all applicants and employees consistent with all legal protections offered by state and federal laws.  This is applicable to all phases of employment to include hiring, promotion, transfer, and treatment of UAMS employee.



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