Associate Dean of Research, UAMS College of Nursing

Associate Dean of Research, UAMS College of Nursing

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Tyler & Company has been retained for an exciting search for an Associate Dean of Research at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing is seeking a dynamic, mission-minded, research scientist to lead the research enterprise of the college of nursing. The associate dean of research is responsible for fostering research and scholarship productivity of the faculty. This position also works in partnership with the Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN) and oversees activities for advancing research and fostering scholarship initiatives on campus, in the state, regionally and nationally, and attracting support at the state and national levels. The duties of the associate dean of research contribute to the mission of UAMS: to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and world.  

The Organization: UAMS is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (nursing, medicine, pharmacy, health professions and public health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight regional centers and a comprehensive medical center. Its college of nursing has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for more than 65 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 10,000 employees. For more information about the university, please visit: 

The Opportunity: The associate dean of research serves as a vital partner in framing the strategic direction for the research and scholarship mission of the institution and college of nursing. This individual collaborates with associate deans of research across UAMS, the vice chancellor for research, the Translational Research Institute, and agencies within the state and region. As an integral member of the college of nursing executive leadership team, the associate dean of research reports directly to the dean of the UAMS College of Nursing. The associate dean of research will provide leadership for the research mission of the college of nursing and UAMS, mentor individual faculty members in development and implementation of their programs of research/scholarship, develop mentorship skills among experienced research faculty, and formulate, in conjunction with the faculty and administration, a clear vision and strategic plan for the research mission.  

The Candidate: Qualifications include an earned doctorate in nursing or health related discipline from an accredited institution; experience conducting research in the nursing discipline, with preference for experience in an academic health science setting; full-time senior faculty rank of associate professor or professor with tenure; expertise in research methods and grant management; administrative experience at a senior level; a significant record of scholarly achievement and history of extramural funding. Experience on NIH study section is preferredThe ideal candidate will enjoy mentoring faculty and students on both tenure and non-tenure tracks to enhance their research programs and other scholarship.  


The Community: Whether you like beautiful scenery, museums and cultural events, parks, gourmet dining or the night life, Little Rock has it all. Little Rock offers affordable housing in lovely neighborhoods and low cost of living. It’s no accident that Arkansas is called The Natural State. Living in Little Rock, you are surrounded by natural beauty at every turn and enjoy a four-season climate. Resorts, and state and national parks are all within easy driving distance to enjoy on the weekends too. 

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For additional information, please respond to:

Amy Z. Rose, MLIS
Senior Consultant
Tyler & Company
610-558-6100 ext. 222 


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act


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