UAMS Educator's Academy Director - Associate/Assistant Professor

Posted Date 1 month ago(3/4/2020 11:07 AM)
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Regular Full-Time
AA Office of Education Development
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The Educator's Academy Director [Associate/Assistant Professor] provides direct support to the UAMS Strategic Plan to develop the talent-rich community of educators across all five colleges and graduate school through the Office of Educational Development.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


  • Provides leadership in the needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities of the Educators Academy.
  • Conducts Educators Academy activities to promote and celebrate excellence in education, encourages curricular and teaching innovation, and nurtures the educational development of faculty.
  • Directly coordinates and participates in teaching workshops, Teaching Observation by Peers, Educational Grants Competition, and Chancellor’s Teaching Awards.
  • Provides direct consultation to faculty in development of teaching expertise and educational scholarship.
  • Promotes goals from 2029 vision to encourage curricular and teaching innovation; nurture educational development of faculty; and promote educational scholarship, including research in education, and to foster interprofessional collaboration among educators throughout UAMS.
  • Needs the ability to work well independently, as part of a team, and as the leader of the team.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree (e.g. M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or Ed.D.) in education, adult education, health sciences, public health, or health-related social sciences
  • Five (5) years of teaching experience in discipline working with diverse faculty
  • Demonstrated success in educational administration and leadership

Preference given to candidates with experience in educational pedagogy, active learning strategies, academic health education, and clinical teaching



  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Superb collaboration skills incorporating effective group processes to achieve desired programmatic goals
  • Ability to work well independently, as part of a team and as the leader of the team
  • Experience in grant writing, program development, project management, and meeting management

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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