Faculty Position in Implementation Science, Center for Community Health and Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Services

Apr 20,2020 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas Deadline: Position open until filled

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Community Health and Research, in conjunction with the UAMS Center for Implementation Research, seeks an implementation scientist for a full-time faculty position.  The position will be located at UAMS Northwest in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The position will be commensurate with background and experience. A tenure track appointment is available for qualified candidates. The successful applicant will work with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and program evaluators across a wide range of implementation research activities for health interventions in community-based and/or clinical contexts– e.g., developing and testing implementation strategies, observational studies of real-world implementation, hybrid clinical effectiveness-implementation trials, and preliminary research on barriers/facilitators to implementation.

Early-career applicants will be evaluated on academic background, level of productivity within the field of implementation science, and evidence of strong collaboration.  Mid-career or senior-level applicants should have a successful history of NIH, PCORI, VA and/or DoD funding with strong academic credentials and the motivation to not only compete for federal funding but to mentor junior faculty in the process.  All applicants should have excellent planning, communication and leadership skills.

The Center for Community Health and Research is an interprofessional center in both the College of Public Health and College of Medicine and exists to ensure residents of Northwest Arkansas live longer, healthier lives. A highly successful, productive research center with a team of over 60 full-time staff and investigators, the Center leads a variety of community-engaged research and programs focused on health disparities, diabetes prevention and management research, healthy food access, food system policies, built environment improvements to increase physical activity, and maternal-child health. The pioneering work of the Center has established a nationally recognized presence in Northwest Arkansas, engaging in innovative collaborations with regional, state-wide, and national organizations dedicated to eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes.

The Center for Implementation Research (CIR) originated as a joint entity between the Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy at UAMS, and now also has the UAMS Translation Research Institute as a full partner.  The CIR continually strives for a nationally recognized, extramurally funded program with a dual focus on developing generalizable knowledge from research and conducting demonstration projects in high priority implementation areas.  In addition, the CIR has a strong focus on education, training, and mentoring at UAMS.

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 and UAMS Medical Center. The UAMS main campus includes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute; the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy; the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute; the Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research Center; the Psychiatric Research Institute; the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute; the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging; and the Translational Research Institute. 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.

UAMS Northwest is the largest and fastest growing regional campus of UAMS with a robust presence of education, research, and clinical services. The Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions at UAMS Northwest train more than 300 future health care providers each year. The College of Public Health provides education and training to faculty and MPH students, and conducts community-based research and programs at the Center for Community Health and Research. UAMS Northwest provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages from pediatrics to senior health, as well as state-of-the-art specialized medicine. UAMS Northwest boasts multidisciplinary research where faculty across colleges are involved in conducting more than 50 ongoing research studies. Leading community-based research for UAMS Northwest, the Center for Community Health and Research has a robust research program, securing over $25 million in extramural research and community-health program funding.

About Northwest Arkansas: Northwest Arkansas is the fastest growing region in the state, and one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. For four consecutive years, the Northwest Arkansas region has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 5 places to live in the U.S. In 2019, Northwest Arkansas was ranked No.4 as Best Places to Live in the U.S., No. 2 among medium-sized metropolitan areas, No. 17 overall in nation’s Most Dynamic Metropolitans, and No. 4 of the 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in U.S.

Northwest Arkansas has become a center of culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. The surrounding area is home to headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies, and the city boasts first-class performing arts centers, active farm-to-table food scene, vibrant festivals and live music venues. Nestled in the Ozark Mountain foothills, Fayetteville offers easy access to the Buffalo River – America’s first national river – and nearby biking and hiking trails that were recognized last year by Outside magazine and National Geographic.

Fifty miles of beautiful trails for biking or hiking are available for everyone, from the seasoned mountain biker to the family using a stroller, as well as 70 parks and natural areas open to the public

This community has long been a mecca for artistic expression, as well as a dynamic music scene. An eclectic mix of musicians practice their craft here and can be heard all over the city. Fayetteville was named the No. 3 music destination for live music in the U.S in 2018.

Safe, family-friendly neighborhoods with very low crime and A+ school options

To learn more about Northwest Arkansas, visit https://nwacouncil.org

To apply, please send indication of interest and CV to: 

Karen Barnes

Center for Community Health and Research

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest

1125 North College Ave

Fayetteville, AR 72703

P: (479) 713-8654


For more information about UAMS, view their website.