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Position Announcement

 Chair of the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences

College of Health Professions

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position

 The Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences seeks applicants for the position of department chair.  The Department consists of five divisions:  Radiologic Imaging Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiation Therapy, and Medical Dosimetry.  Programs are offered at several degree and certificate levels, including masterís degree programs for the Radiologist Assistant and the Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate.  The department is heavily involved in distance education, both intra- and inter-state.  The individual selected for the position will be appointed at the assistant/associate professor rank on the tenure track.  Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications and college promotion and tenure criteria.

 Minimum qualifications include an earned masterís degree (doctoral degree preferred), three years of college-level teaching experience at the college or university level, two years of academic administrative experience as a department chair or its equivalent in one or more of the disciplines included in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences.  Candidate should have documented record of professional, academic, and administrative/management achievement in health professions education; experience in financial management in the areas of program budget planning, implementation, and administration; strong academic leadership skills, including the ability to motivate faculty and staff toward program goals and objectives; and strong interpersonal skills.

 The department chair is responsible for overall leadership, development, organization, administration, ongoing review, and general effectiveness of the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences, as assigned and delegated by the dean of the College of Health Professions.  The chairís responsibilities also include teaching, student recruitment and advising, providing liaison to clinical sites, appropriate scholarly activity, and university and professional service.  Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications and college promotion and tenure criteria.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, and be prepared to provide contact information of three references upon request.  Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled.  

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Direct applications, nominations, or inquiries to:


Suzanne Hansen, M.Ed., COMT

Chair, Search Committee for Chair of the Dept. of Imaging and Radiation Sciences

College of Health Professions

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 West Markham, #619

Little Rock, AR  72205-7199



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