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Company: UAMS
Location: Little Rock, AR
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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Institution Name: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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 patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying 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

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Department: COP | College of Pharmacy

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Summary of Job Duties: The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers the opportunity to provide excellent pharmacy education in a stimulating academic health center environment where the delivery of superb patient care is integrated with nationally and internationally recognized research. A portion of COP students transitions to the Northwest Campus in Fayetteville to complete the third and fourth professional years, where five faculty members are based. The UAMS COP is home to approximately 125 employees, 300 professional students, 20 graduate students, and 17 pharmacy residents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral level degree with primary area in pharmacy or medicine (PharmD, DO, or MD)

  • Eligible for professional licensure in AR if professional provider

  • Five (5) years of leadership experience in a managed care/pharmacy benefit management organization

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.  Sales, marketing, and business development skills/experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten (10) or more years of leadership experience in a managed care/pharmacy benefit management organization


  • Responsible for establishing the strategic direction of EBRx 

  • Responsible for all EBRx customer relationships. 

  • Oversight of the development, implementation, and operations of EBRx products and services.

  • Provides leadership, mentorship, and oversight to all EBRx employees.

  • Responsible for the establishment and management of the EBRx budget and related service contracts.

  • Leads all sales and marketing opportunities for EBRx

  • Serves as primary voice to UAMS senior leadership, EBRx customer leadership/governing boards and all branches of state government (legislative, executive, and judicial)

  • Collaborates with non-client professional trade organizations (e.g. APA), regulatory agencies (e.g. State Board of Pharmacy), and/or internal UAMS partners (e.g. PEP).

  • Contributes to the academic missions of teaching and research

Additional Information:

Applicants are invited for a 12-month faculty appointment as Director of the Evidence-based Prescription Drug (EBRx) Program within the UAMS College of Pharmacy. This non-tenure track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful candidate will work within EBRx and have a faculty appointment in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The successful candidate will provide leadership, set the vision, and develop and cultivate partnerships and customer relationships for EBRx. The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of the development, implementation, and operations of EBRx products and services. The successful candidate will collaborate with non-client professional trade organizations (e.g., Arkansas Pharmacists Association), regulatory agencies (e.g., State Board of Pharmacy), and internal UAMS partners. This position will also support the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

Candidates must hold a terminal clinical doctoral degree in pharmacy or medicine from a program accredited in the United States with five or more years of leadership experience in managed care or pharmacy benefit management. At a minimum, candidates must be eligible for Arkansas pharmacy or medical licensure. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with education and experience. 

UAMS is an academic health science campus with Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Health Professions, and Graduate School. The UAMS main campus is in Little Rock and has a regional campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Little Rock – North Little Rock area is home to approximately 750,000 people. It offers a high quality of life with a modest cost of living, excellent schools, and abundant recreational opportunities. Clinical excellence, scientific translation, and practical applicability are foundations for academic life 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 the commercialization of inventions and services developed by UAMS researchers to benefit public health.

Candidates should email a letter of intent summarizing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Cindy Stowe, PharmD; email:; phone: (501) 686-5557. To be considered for the position, applicants must create a profile using the “apply for this job online”.

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should email a letter of intent summarizing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references to Cindy Stowe, PharmD; email:; phone: (501) 686-5557.

Recruitment Contact Information:

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All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

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Benefits Eligible: Yes

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