The Associate Provost is a senior leader on the UAMS Northwest Campus. The associate provost is the most senior-level role for academic affairs in the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) region. In this position, a qualified person will report directly to the provost and have a matrix report to the NWA vice chancellor. This person will coordinate missions for colleges and academic programs, including interprofessional education (IPE), in NWA.
About UAMS Northwest
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand of health care 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 health care 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).
UAMS is proud to partner with Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest, the Arkansas Department of Health, Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas, Highlands Oncology Group, Mercy Health Systems Northwest Arkansas, Northwest Health, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, the University of Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center.
About Regional Campuses
UAMS Regional Campuses, formerly Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), were 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 serves 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 traditional urban, academic environment. Each center serves a multi-county region.
Mission: To improve the health of Arkansans, through community and academic partnerships, by training health professionals and delivering quality patient-centered primary care.
Affiliated Community Hospitals
UAMS holds formal affiliation agreements with the community hospitals below as host institutions and training facilities.
- Crittenden Memorial Hospital
- Helena Regional Medical Center
- Chicot Memorial Hospital
UAMS North Central
- White River Medical Center
- Baxter Regional Medical Center
- Woodlawn Heights Nursing Home
- St. Bernards Regional Medical Center
- NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
- Washington Regional Medical Center
- Mercy Health Systems Northwest Arkansas
- Northwest Medical Center –Springdale
- Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
- Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
- Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Arkansas Children’s Northwest
- Schmieding Development Center
- University of Arkansas, Biomedical Engineering
- Official Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Provider for Razorback Athletics
- Butterfield Trail Village
- Willowcreek Women’s Hospital
- Living Tree Pediatrics & others
- Fayetteville Surgical Associates
- Community Clinics of Northwest Arkansas
- Highlands Oncology Group
- Magnolia Regional Medical Center
- Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Little Rock
- Medical Center of South Arkansas – El Dorado, AR
UAMS South Central
- Jefferson Regional
- CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
- Wadley Regional Medical Center
- Baptist Health Fort Smith
Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is a metropolitan area and region in Arkansas within the Ozark Mountains. It includes four of the 10 largest cities in the state: Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, the surrounding towns of Benton and Washington counties, and adjacent rural Madison County, Arkansas.
Bentonville is world-renowned as a retail capital of the world, as it is headquarters to Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated. Springdale is home to Fortune 75 company Tyson Foods, the world’s leading producer of poultry and beef, and second-largest producer of pork. J.B. Hunt Transport Services in Lowell is the nation’s largest publicly owned truckload carrier, with international networks in Canada and Mexico.
According to U.S. News & World Report, Northwest Arkansas is home to eight public high schools that rank in the top 10% in the nation. Northwest Arkansas also is home to the University of Arkansas.
U.S. News & World Report placed the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area (Northwest Arkansas) at No. 4 on its 2019 list of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. Northwest Arkansas ranked No. 5 last year, and the publication put the region in the Top 5 for the fourth consecutive year.
Explore more about Northwest Arkansas: https://findingnwa.com/
- Foster and grow collaborations in academics and research, in the region and outside the state, specifically enhancing and cultivating long-term partnerships with University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Whole Health Institute and other existing or potential partnerships with academic centers or medical systems.
- Direct and lead academic affairs for NWA in coordination with the provost and college deans, including faculty-initiated programming, student-initiated programming and resources needed to support academic activities on the Northwest Campus.
- Work collaboratively with the associate deans in NWA as well as college deans located in Little Rock. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting academic programs (including faculty and staff) to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements as well as applicable federal, state laws, and UAMS policies / regulations.
- Provide administrative support for all academic and research programs that are part of the NWA Region.
- Assist Associate Deans with developing and expanding student clinical placements in the region.
- In partnership with the NWA vice chancellor, assist with long-range planning for the Northwest Campus and for the future of UAMS in NWA, overseeing regional strategic initiatives as directed by the provost and NWA vice chancellor.
- Foster and cultivate relationships, which grow the UAMS missions in the NWA region.
- Oversee Simulation Lab, student services, library and regional academic infrastructure.
- Collaborate with the colleges and Division of Academic Affairs for success in student engagement as well as in faculty recruitment and retention of faculty to NWA.
- Collaboratively work with vice chancellor in NWA region on institutional advancement to seek operating and endowment funds for academic, research and clinical programs through various agencies, foundations, corporations, as well as friends and benefactors of UAMS.
- Serve as the liaison to the advisory board and executive committee campus academics and UAMS student initiatives.
- Model the UAMS Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Diversity and Health Equity, Teamwork, Creativity, Excellence, and Safety.
- Executive projects as assigned by Provost and NWA vice chancellor.
- Act as vice chancellor representative as requested.
Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
- A commitment to shared governance
- Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- A commitment to advocacy for the disciplines represented within the university
- An understanding of and commitment to public higher education
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships
- Ability to motivate the diverse workforce within an academic environment
- Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills are required
- The ability to coordinate multiple goals and projects is essential
Minimum Education and/or Experience
- A terminal degree in a field relevant to health professions or higher education; relevant experience in leadership, administration and interprofessional collaboration; and experience in academic affairs.
- Strong preference will be given to an individual with a faculty rank of associate professor or professor with tenure at an academic health sciences university.
- Experience in academic affairs functions at a health sciences university, including policy, academic administration and interprofessional education.
- Experience within an academic organization, with an understanding of the university environment (e.g., governance structure, roles and responsibilities), and the ability to operate effectively within that context; knowledge of the research organization and programs, including the ability to foster research and collaborations across campus and across institutions; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively with colleagues across the institution; discretion and respect for confidentiality.
Application Process and Requirements
To assure full consideration, applications must include:
- a curriculum vitae
- letter of intent
Applications will be sought until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online.
Nominations and applicant inquiries can be sent to Robert Moore via email at email@example.com or at 501-686-7272.
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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).