Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor

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

Job Description

Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor

Requisition ID




Position Type

Regular Full-Time


CPH Health Behavior & Health Education





To be considered for this position, candidates must create a profile using the "apply for this job online" link below. In addition, candidates should email a current CV, a letter describing their background and professional interests, and a list of at least three possible references to: Pebbles Fagan, M.P.H., Ph.D., Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, 4301 West Markham, #820, Little Rock, AR 72205. Email: (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TOBACCO at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

(UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) invites applications for a 12-month tenuretrack position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Center for the Study of Tobacco (CST) will engage multiple disciplines to conduct innovative and collaborative research designed to inform public health policies and enhance interventions to reduce tobacco use. The CST offers the opportunity

for high impact research; research training of certificate, MPH, and doctoral students, and post-doctoral fellows; and the translation of research findings.

UAMS is in close proximity to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR), where research is conducted to inform tobacco regulatory policy. The Regulatory Science certificate degree program in the COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health offers a unique opportunity to expand the curriculum to tobacco regulatory science. Strong opportunities for collaboration exist with UAMS academic units and centers, including the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Office of Community-Based Public Health, the Center for Health Initiatives and Disparities Research, the Institute for Digital Health and Healthcare Innovation, and community-based organizations such as the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas and the Arkansas Cancer Coalition.

The COPH was created in 2001 with a portion of the state's tobacco settlement funds and a public mandate to conduct education and research supporting health improvement. Accredited degree programs include MPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH programs. We offer a collaborative work environment and productive partnerships with the UAMS Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions, and the UAMS Graduate School, as well as state health agencies, health care providers, business and law schools, and other academic institutions

Applicants with an interest in tobacco regulatory science, tobacco policy, and tobacco prevention and cessation research are encouraged to apply.

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









The successful candidate will work across departments to develop a course that builds on the current course in tobacco prevention and control.









Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Health Education and Behavior, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Psychology, Economics, or other related field from an accredited University/Program and should be qualified and able to teach graduate-level courses.

Applicants for an Associate Professor position should have a

strong record of peer-reviewed research publications and a strong record of extramural funding.

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position should have... For full info follow application link.


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: 3096085

Posted On: Oct 17, 2021

Updated On: Nov 16, 2021