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Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Date Posted Dec. 18, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor
University University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR, United States
Department College of Pharmacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Economics & Policy Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Pharmacy

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track faculty position in the Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy. This position is available immediately and the appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor will be based on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program, to teach in the graduate and professional programs, and to provide graduate student mentorship. Service to the College, University, and profession are expected.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a health-related field with a focus in health outcomes, health policy, biostatistics, informatics, economics, epidemiology, or implementation science. Candidates with a PharmD and PhD, those that have experience in pharmacy management, or those that have training in a clinical area, especially oncology, are preferred.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability or aptitude to secure extramural funding, publish peer-reviewed research, and provide excellent teaching and graduate student mentorship.

The Division works closely with state, national, and international leaders to help guide policy evaluation and development and to conduct rigorous original research evaluating pharmaceutical and pharmacy services. The Division houses a graduate program focused on analytic skills that have applications in Pharmacoeconomics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Epidemiology, Patient Reported Outcomes and Health Policy Analysis. This graduate program shares some curricular competencies with graduate programs in Pharmacy Administration, Social and Administrative Sciences, Pharmacy Care Administration, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and Health Services Research with an emphasis on evaluating pharmaceutical effectiveness, value, and safety.

UAMS is an academic health science campus with Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Health Professions, and Graduate School. The UAMS main campus is in Little Rock and has a regional campus in Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas. Clinical excellence, scientific translation, and practical applicability are found in abundance at UAMS. Faculty enjoy close collaboration among colleagues from seven research institutes, eight regional clinical centers across the state, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Research interests align via the Translational Research Institute, founded in 2011 following a 2009 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). UAMS Bioventures facilitates commercialization of inventions and services developed by UAMS researchers to benefit public health.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting research and teaching philosophies and a curriculum vitae via email to the Division Director, Jacob T Painter, PharmD, MBA, PhD . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may contact Dr. Painter for further information via email or at 501-686-7123. To be considered for the position, applicants must create a profile using the "apply for this job online" at the UAMS Career webpage ( or by clicking HERE to go directly to the posting.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. 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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Contact Information

  • College of Pharmacy
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    4301 West Markham Street
    Little Rock, AR 72205
  • 501-686-7123
  • 501-686-5156


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