Assistant Professor

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Assistant Professor

Requisition ID




Position Type

Regular Full-Time


COM Orthopaedics Surgery Faculty

Post End Date






This UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Pediatric Spine Physician position will be located in Little Rock and specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the spine in children. This person will be the best-trained and most experienced doctor to properly evaluate and treat children with pediatric spinal deformity, including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis or common symptoms of a pediatric spinal deformity including lower back pain, walking with a "waddle" or the emergence of a "humpback." Pediatric spine orthopaedists have extensive and comprehensive training, and as well as expertise in dealing with children and treating their musculoskeletal problems in the spine. The candidate will need to be committed to being part of an internationally recognized organization that is focused on providing the best care for patients through a strong interdisciplinary approach.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy









Working collaboratively within the interdisciplinary team to provide surgical services that are consistent with patient needs and with current surgical practice.

Pre- and post-operative care.

Development of clinical criteria to be used in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of surgical care provided.

Consulting with physicians who provide primary care to our patients, to maximize a person's health care and coordinate that care with care provided at UAMS.

Administrative, research and education responsibilities within the orthopedics section, with the opportunity for an academic appointment.

Continue education to maintain competency in areas of expertise.

Quality improvement and safety initiatives.

Education of UAMS COM Department of Orthopaedic residents, medical students, and fellows by providing seminars and teaching.

Provides outpatient consultation and hospital consultation services.Maintains CME units based on the requirements of the specifying Board.

Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries.

Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Perform other duties as assinged.









Valid state medical license as MD or DO

Must be board certified or board eligible Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Completed a one-year pediatric orthopedic spine fellowship

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check [and drug screen]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.




UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 2989024

Posted On: Jul 20, 2021

Updated On: Jul 30, 2021