Faculty Recruitment Announcement
UAMS Executive Search Group
Search Committee Chair:
Sara C. Shalin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology
Director of Dermatopathology and Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
The College of Medicine (COM), Department of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for the Dermatologist position to an academic appointment at an Assistant or Associate Professor level. This growing, dynamic department is suited for a candidate with enthusiasm for academic teaching and research, interest in building a professional niche, and desire to pursue future leadership opportunities.
- Predominantly outpatient clinical care of patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions
- Clinical education for resident physicians, medical students, and other learners
- Inpatient consult and call coverage (shared with other faculty members)
- Opportunities to serve pediatric patients at our associated and affiliated Arkansas Children’s Hospital
- Opportunities for joint appointments to serve veterans at our nearby Veterans Administration Hospital
- Deliver quality, compassionate, and ethical medical care for diverse and medically complex patients across the state and region
- Provide intentional, creative, and respectful education and mentorship for future physicians and dermatologists in Arkansas and the nation
- Contribute to healthcare discoveries and innovation through meaningful research and scholarship
- Support community colleagues through collaboration, communication, and service
About The Department of Dermatology
UAMS Dermatology is part of a collaborative healthcare organization focused on improving the health and well-being of Arkansans. We promote and support teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty development to optimize career satisfaction is paramount. Our department fully embraces academic missions of high-quality clinical care, education, and research, with goals to expand outreach and dermatologic access to patients across the state. Clinical faculty see patients in our beautiful clinic space in the UAMS Cancer Institute, and faculty expertise spans complex medical dermatology, general dermatology, dermatopathology, and Mohs surgery. Specialty clinics exist for patients with cutaneous lymphoma and hidradenitis suppurativa, and we have a rich referral base from our community dermatologists across the state. Our Dermatology Residency program trains 3 residents per year and is the only Dermatology residency training program in the state. With a 100% board pass rate, graduates transition easily to fellowships and jobs of their choice. Faculty research interests are broad and include cutaneous lymphoma, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and melanoma, and biomarker development, therapeutic innovations, pathway elucidation, and technologic advancements are facilitated by collaborators across the institution. To learn more about UAMS Department of Dermatology and recent departmental scholarly activity, please visit our website.
About The College of Medicine
The College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has educated and trained more than 10,600 physicians since its inception, preparing physicians and scientists to transform health in Arkansas and make their mark around the world.
The college is nationally recognized for providing quality education in primary care, graduating a high proportion of physicians who practice primary care, and for generating much-needed doctors for rural Arkansas. UAMS is ranked 36th for Primary Care in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools list. The college administers 65 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs and is working with hospitals across Arkansas as they establish and maintain residency programs to help build the state’s physician workforce.
Our outstanding faculty members are on staff at UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, UAMS regional centers, and numerous other clinics and facilities providing services throughout the state of Arkansas and for patients from around the world. Faculty researchers are recognized for excellence in many areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, infectious disease, mental health illnesses and biomedical informatics.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for over 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in Arkansas, with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s, and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state, with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Located centrally within the state, UAMS’s Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.
UAMS has several prominent research centers, including the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Translational Research Institute, the Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The UAMS strategic plan Vision 2029 outlines the institution’s commitment to growth in research. The UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care consists of Dignity & Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration. These core concepts allow for an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design, and day-to-day staff interactions. It leads to better health outcomes and wiser allocation of resources, and more excellent patient and family satisfaction.
About UAMS Northwest
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand of healthcare professionals and to support the growth in the Northwest Arkansas region. Northwest Arkansas is a collection of vibrant and rapidly expanding communities, and the need for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other healthcare providers will continue to grow with our region’s population. Our academic programs include the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Genetic Counseling, Radiologic Imaging Sciences, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography). Dermatology has an adjunct faculty member that participates in medical education with students from the Northwest campus.
About Regional Campuses
UAMS Regional Campuses, formerly Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), was founded in 1973, through combined efforts of the Governor, the State Legislature, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as a means to encourage UAMS medical school graduates to remain in Arkansas and help address the state’s shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. Over time, our mission has expanded to include other disciplines, such as pharmacy, nursing, physician assistants, and behavioral health professionals.
UAMS Regional Campuses serve as an educational outreach network for UAMS and the principal means to decentralize medical and other health professions education throughout the state. Eight teaching centers in Batesville, Fayetteville/Springdale, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Magnolia, and Helena-West Helena expose future health professionals to underserved communities and provide more varied hands-on experiences than they might receive in a traditionally urban, academic environment. Each center serves a multiple-county region. Dermatology has an adjunct faculty member that participates in residency education at our Fort Smith regional campus.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Where the Ouachita Mountains meet the Delta, you find the Arkansas River and the capital city of The Natural State, Little Rock. With a population of approximately 200,000, Little Rock is large enough to be culturally diverse and small enough to encourage a feeling of community among its citizens. Little Rock is full of modern innovation tempered by rich history. The city possesses breathtaking natural beauty thanks to its mountains, river valleys, and miles of untouched woods. The landscape is ideal for hiking, biking, sailing, camping, and more.
Arkansas hosts an abundance of scenic vistas from lakes and rivers to the breathtaking Ozark and Ouachita Mountains; Arkansas is home to endless outdoor adventures. Our temperate climate allows you to enjoy all four seasons in the great Arkansas outdoors. There is more to discover than just natural wonders around the state. Each region has its own unique attractions that draw increasing crowds from across the nation.
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
- M.D. or equivalent.
- License to practice medicine or eligibility for licensure in Arkansas.
- Candidate must be Dermatology board eligible (preferably board certified).
- Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm
- Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting
- Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships
- Capacity to embrace change with appropriate respect for culture and tradition
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Unquestioned personal integrity
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks
- UAMS recently rated seventh in the nation on Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity List and top 30% of Employers for Women
- Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
- Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
- Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
- Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
- Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
- Career Training and Educational Opportunities
- Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Procedure for Candidacy
Interested applicants should submit a copy of their curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their academic interests to:
Sara C. Shalin, M.D., Ph.D
Chair, Department of Dermatology
4301 W. Markham St, Slot 517
Little Rock, AR 72205
The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have filed a request for medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
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 inclusive 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).