Opportunity Details

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a dynamic, academic leader with a national reputation to guide the growth and development of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a regional and national leader in medical education, research, patient care and service. Departmental faculty promote women’s health throughout Arkansas, and deliver on the UAMS mission: To improve the health, healthcare and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and world. The Chair position presents an outstanding opportunity to impact positively a large and diverse population of women.

The Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology will lead a department that is clinically, educationally, and fiscally strong. The Chair will facilitate the seamless work of the faculty across their clinical and academic missions, working in close collaboration with the Women’s Health Service Line Director. The Chair will have the opportunity to develop the Department’s research agenda, and to recruit faculty within the subspecialty areas of urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecology. As an integral member of the executive leadership team, the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports directly to the Dean of the UAMS College of Medicine.

All inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are welcome.

Role & Responsibilities:
  • Formulate, in conjunction with the faculty and administration, a clear vision and strategic plan of the short and long term goals and objectives of the Department and provide regular feedback on performance - jointly identifying goals and monitoring progress toward those goals.
  • Demonstrate the leadership, management ability, and administrative expertise to grow and support the department’s education, research, and clinical missions. 
  • Collaborate with the Women’s Health Service Line Director to optimize clinical activities and ensure the department’s faculty distribute their time and effort productively, in order to advance all three mission areas. 
  • Support a culture of excellence, identifying and building on the talents of the faculty. 
  • Partner with Neonatology and Anesthesiology colleagues to address institutional priorities for quality and safety. 
  • Champion the educational needs and contributions of students, residents, faculty, and staff in the Department.
  • Collaborate with the ANGELS Program and the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation to lead Women’s Health services throughout the State of Arkansas.
  • Be actively involved in demonstrating the value of the Department to the community – supporting continued philanthropy. 
  • Develop a Departmental research portfolio that stresses collaboration and maximizes opportunity for synergistic productivity across the University’s campuses. 
  • Remain abreast of essentials of accreditation, certification, and regulations. 
  • Promote and support advances in clinical care while maintaining fiscal responsibility. 
  • Lead projects and initiatives as requested by the Dean of the College of Medicine. 

Candidate Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
  • M.D. degree 
  • Board Certification 
  • A minimum of 10 years practice experience in OB-GYN or a subspecialty of OB-GYN 
  • Demonstrated commitment to research and education, and demonstrated track record of mentorship and faculty development
  • Qualified for faculty appointment in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the College of Medicine at the rank of Professor. The ideal candidate will have national recognition in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an educator, clinician, research scientist, and/or physician leader. 
  • Leadership as well as organizational and interpersonal skills needed to operate effectively within the complex environment of an academic health center

Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics 
  • Balanced commitment to educational, clinical and research missions
  • Commitment to employee, environmental and patient safety and quality initiatives
  • Strong commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation and learning
  • Demonstrated track record of mentorship and evidence of having developed others in their academic careers
  • Experience in operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic health center, or group practice environment
  • Philanthropic, alumni relations and development experience a plus
  • Fellowship training 

Personal Characteristics 
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting;
  • Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships;
  • Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition;
  • Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
  • Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others; and
  • Unquestioned personal integrity.

Please send CV to carla@uams.edu.


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4301 W. Markham,Little Rock, Arkansas,72205 | UAMS Medical Center| Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2019