Vice Chancellor for HR and Chief HR Officer  
Job Posted: 11 April 2019
Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Little Rock, AR


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is in the search for a Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.

The Vice Chancellor will guide and manage the overall provision of human resource services, including policy development and program administration, for the university in an effort to further the mission of UAMS: to improve the health and health care of Arkansans. The Vice Chancellor will report to the Chancellor, Dr. Cam Patterson, and will serve on the Chancellor's Cabinet.

As Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the successful candidate will play a critical role in the success of UAMS and its employees. The Vice Chancellor will champion the mission of UAMS by organizing human resource functions to create a high-performing, world-class organization. They will oversee integrated and consistently high quality services including recruitment and retention, organizational development, compensation, systems and services, technology solutions, and performance monitoring and compliance.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. It is the state’s largest public employer as well as one of its greatest economic engines with an annual state economic impact of $3.92 billion. UAMS provides more than 10,000 employment opportunities in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS also plays an enormous role in educating the state’s physician workforce, and producing nearly half of the state’s practicing physicians. In rural parts of the state, that often face a shortage of doctors, UAMS trains an even higher percentage of the physicians–nearly 60%.

UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional, and specialist degree programs and certificates through its Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health, and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and its regional campus in northwest Arkansas.

UAMS, with its intersection of education, research, and clinical programs, brings a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in Arkansas. Among its assets for leadership are its statewide network of centers for public education and clinical outreach, its emphasis on population health, and its leadership in health informatics and statewide information technology. UAMS is distinguished by its commitment to the diversity of UAMS leadership, faculty, staff and learners in order to enhance the education of it learners, reduce health disparities in the state, and honor the unique contributions provided by a diversity of values, beliefs, and cultures.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of related experience, with two years of supervisory or management experience in a university setting. A master's degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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