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Co-Block Director (Part-Time ) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter.

If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Co-Block Director (Part-Time ) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phoenix Academic Affairs (0663)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix is currently seeking a Co-Block Director for the Reproduction, Endocrine, and Behavioral Disorders across the Life Span (REBLS) Block at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-PHX). COM-PHX has 12 pre-clerkship blocks, along with four longitudinal courses that comprise the pre-clerkship curriculum. Each block is directed by a pair of accomplished educators, one a basic scientist, one a physician. This intentional pairing ensures that students receive current and critical instruction in the basic sciences as well as relevant clinical application of the material in each block. For example, basic sciences sessions centered on normal regulation of blood pressure are followed by clinical sessions centered on evaluation and management of hypertension. The REBLS block is a nine week block mid MS2 year. REBLS provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of reproduction, including embryology, reproductive endocrinology and pharmacology. In addition, all aspects of reproduction from gamete development, fertilization, implantation, pregnancy, delivery and lactation are covered. Medical Endocrinology is covered with the exception of a few topics included in prior blocks (eg. diabetes and parathyroid disorders). In addition, the behavioral disorders section focuses on the common psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, psychotic disorders and personality disorders. The brain mechanisms underlying these disorders are outlined, and the diagnostic criteria and pharmacological intervention strategies are discussed. Finally, the life span material includes relevant physiology, pharmacology and common pathophysiological presentations during infancy, adolescence and aging. In all these arenas, REBLS focuses on the basic science including Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular Biology, Histology, Genetics, Precision Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Oncology as well as the clinical presentations of normal and abnormal presentations. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge base in one of these content areas or in a relevant basic science area.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in the organization of Block material.
  • Plans, prepares, and presents lecture material.
  • Plans, identifies and recruits guest lecturers.
  • Assists with identifying, recruiting and leading patient panel discussions.
  • Be available as a student contact for clinical / basic science questions related to Block material.
  • Reviews mid-block and end of block evaluations and provide input as to how the Block should or should not be altered for the subsequent year.
  • Serves on the Exam Review Team to write and review exam questions and assists with responding to student exam question challenges.
  • Reviews cases that have been used in case-based instruction sessions to improve clinical content and to improve integration of material that students have already been exposed to.
  • Authors, or suggests potential authors for new cases that could be used in subsequent years.
  • Attends lectures/labs during block, as available.
  • Attends Block/Course/Theme meetings (BCT) if possible.
  • Participates in Case-based Instruction (CBIs) if possible.
  • Suggests and helps recruit clinical CBI facilitators.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, MD or DO
  • Teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in medical school course administration.
  • Experience with multiple teaching methods including lecture, case-based instruction, simulation, independent learning modules, and team based learning in the medical school environment.
  • Familiarity with current basic science content underlying clinical specialties.
  • Experience writing USMLE style exam questions.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 6
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible No
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21732
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 05/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/25/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.


If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter.


If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you realize this job is located in Phoenix, Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a PhD, MD or DO?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * If you are currently employed at a Phoenix affiliated hospital, what is your employment effort (FTE, or percentage of time)? Please note: Due to the clinical affiliate agreement between The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and our affiliate partners, candidates selected for employment must obtain the Chief Administrator's approval for dual employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Statement of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents