Paul Dunn Endowed Chair of ALS Research

  • 16 Mar 2022 9:18 AM
    Message # 12667026

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences seeks applications at the associate or full professor level for the position of Paul Dunn Endowed Chair of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Research. The Paul Dunn Endowed Chair will partner with the Tommy May ALS Endowed Clinical Chair in the Department of Neurology, to administer the J. Thomas May Center for ALS Research.

    In addition to running a grant funded ALS Research program, the proposed candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service missions at UAMS. The recruit will also be expected to have significant extramural grant funding.  The candidate must be willing to collaborate and work with researchers across the UAMS campus and promote ALS on campus.  The individual will contribute the teaching mission of the department.  He/She will establish and maintain an annual J. Thomas May Distinguished Lectureship in ALS Research. 

    Candidate Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

    • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree(s).
    • Must be an active ALS researcher at the associate or full professor level.
    • Must have active extramural grant support for ALS research.
    • Must have demonstrated experience in leadership roles, such as directing a well-funded laboratory and a publication record in ALS-related research.

    For full consideration, applications should be received by May 31, 2022. The anticipated start date for the position is July, 2022 or after. Applications and nominations should be submitted to, Robert Moore, with the UAMS Executive Search Group.

    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    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 filed a request for medical or religious exemption by March 15, 2022 as a condition of employment.  UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

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