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Dean, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health


The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is seeking a dynamic individual with proven leadership skills to assume the position of Dean. The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate or equivalent, be qualified for appointment in an academic discipline represented in the College, and have a record of outstanding scholarly achievement commensurate with appointment as a full professor

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health Dean Position Description and Specifications


About the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health:  The mission of the College is to improve the health, and promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in Arkansas through education, research, and service. The College has adopted a strong community-based health promotion orientation. This orientation is based on the premise that protection and improvement of a community’s health is best achieved through full participation of the community in health interventions and other initiatives. Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the Dean has responsibility for 62 faculty members across the Departments of Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior & Health Education, and Health Policy & Management. Across these five departments, there are 51 full-time faculty and 11 part-time faculty. In addition, there are four research centers, including the Arkansas Center for Minority Health Disparities, the Arkansas Prevention Research Center, the Arkansas Center for Excellence in Birth Defects Research & Prevention, the Center for the Study of Obesity, and the Center for the Study of Tobacco. The College enrolls 340 graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. The Dean will have an important role in formulating and executing a strategic planning process. Since the Dean will be expected to take the lead role in implementing a strategic plan, essential requirements of the position are vision, collaboration, and leadership. For more information, visit


About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:  UAMS was established in 1879 and is a part of the University of Arkansas System. The University includes the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions, as well as the Graduate School, hospital and northwest Arkansas regional campus. The UAMS campus encompasses more than 84 acres and also includes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; the Myeloma Institute; the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute; the Psychiatric Research Institute; the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute; the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; and the Translational Research Institute. UAMS has a statewide outreach program, including eight Regional Centers, seven regional Centers on Aging, 14 Head Start locations and affiliations with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health.


Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by September 24, 2018.


Paul Chou, Arnold Sherrin, and Josh Ward, Ph.D.

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.