Endowed Professor of Geriatrics/Gerontology

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

Job Description

Endowed Professor of Geriatrics/Gerontology

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Position Type

Regular Full-Time


CON College of Nursing

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The College of Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks a research leader in nursing as the Endowed Professor of Geriatrics/Gerontology. We seek a strong research leader with a powerful combination of vision, energy, and leadership who will embrace and model the patient-centric culture within UAMS. UAMS ranks as the No. 1 hospital in Arkansas and the largest public employer in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

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

Salary offered commensurate with experience.









Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, the Endowed Professor's primary responsibility includes working with College leadership to develop the Gerontology Research Cluster for the College of Nursing. This will involve building a research portfolio for the cluster, mentoring junior faculty associated with this research focus in the College, and participating in the research vision and strategy building with other research cluster leaders in the CON to meet College and institutional research goals and metrics. The successful candidate will teach a minimum of one course per semester in the PhD program, mentor graduate students, and participate on PhD dissertation committees. Participation on other college and institutional administrative and service duties will also be expected.









Applicants must hold a PhD in nursing with demonstrated expertise in geriatrics/gerontology. If not doctorally prepared in nursing, then a Master's degree in nursing is also required.

Unencumbered RN or APRN license with eligibility for licensure in Arkansas. Must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Teaching experience in a nursing program, with graduate-level teaching experience preferred.

Demonstration of scholarship related activities, including a robust publications record, presentations at scientific conferences, and evidence of extramural grant funding are required.

A cross-cutting focus on rural health and health disparities is strongly preferred.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. 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: 3061357

Posted On: Sep 20, 2021

Updated On: Sep 20, 2021