The College of Medicine (COM), Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) welcomes applications from candidates who desire to be part of a dynamic and supportive team. In light of the expansion of the Department of Psychiatry/Psychiatric Research Institute’s Behavioral Health Service Line, opportunities currently exist on both the flagship Little Rock UAMS campus and the UAMS campus in Northwest Arkansas. As part of our recruitment efforts, we would like to hire candidates for several full-time positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.
This opportunity is suitable for a dynamic individual with an enthusiastic passion for academic teaching and research, looking for a niche to develop professionally, and pursuing future leadership opportunities.
- Work closely with trainees (including medical students, residents, and fellows) to provide top-quality education and mentorship.
- Deliver outstanding clinical care for patients with a broad range of psychiatric conditions, across the state and region, in one or more of the following clinical programs:
- General adult outpatient Psychiatry
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (outpatient, consultation-liaison, eating disorders, or other specific interests welcome)
- Substance use disorders
- College mental health
- Integrated Behavioral Health
- Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
- Interventional Psychiatry
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Telepsychiatry through AR ConnectNow (UAMS’ virtual mental health clinic)
- Contribute to the overall clinical, educational, and scholarly missions of the department and university
About the Department of Psychiatry
Established in 1912, UAMS’ Department of Psychiatry has become one of the region’s most respected, producing some of the country’s most esteemed clinicians and research scientists. In early 2022, the department welcomed its new Chair, Laura B. Dunn, M.D. Under Dr. Dunn’s leadership, the department is focused on strategic growth and innovation across all academic missions – clinical care, educational excellence, cutting-edge research, and highly engaged community involvement. With over 100 faculty at various training sites that include the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Arkansas State Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital — as well as expanding clinical and educational programs in Northwest Arkansas — our students, interns, residents, and fellows are trained in mental health treatment across a diverse range of healthcare systems and across the continuum of care. We encourage you to visit our website for more information about the UAMS Department of Psychiatry.
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. UAMS recently rated 7th in the Nation on Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity List. 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 consist 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 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).
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.
Qualifications and Procedure
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications:
- M.D. or equivalent.
- ABPN-certified or eligible for certification in Psychiatry.
- Unrestricted license to practice medicine or eligibility for licensure in Arkansas.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate clinical expertise, educational experience, and scholarly focus in at least one of the specific clinical areas outlined under “The Opportunity – Responsibilities.”
- Eligibility for and subsequent success in obtaining malpractice insurance.
- Eligibility for and subsequent success in credentialing by UAMS or its affiliates are required.
Procedure for Candidacy
The UAMS Executive Search Group is facilitating this search. For full consideration, applications should include the following documents:
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter of interest providing a concise summary of qualifications for the position
Applications can be submitted utilizing the following link: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UAMS_All_Careers/job/Department-of-Psychiatry-Faculty_R0029764
All inquiries and nominations should be submitted to Kayla Jackson-Gougisha at email@example.com.
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).