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Director, Behavioral Science Theme (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 Director, Behavioral Science Theme (Part-Time ) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phoenix Academic Affairs (0663)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

Note: This is a reposting with new open and close/review dates. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix continually strives to teach an evidence-based and pedagogically sound curriculum. As such, there are multiple moving parts of the curriculum that include organ systems-based blocks, longitudinal courses, clerkships and electives. While each curricular unit targets specific, and sometimes unique learning objectives and experiences, we have constructed a number of ways to provide seamless and cohesive content and bridging opportunities for students across the entire curriculum. Our Themes are central to this seamless integration. The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix is currently looking for a Director to oversee the behavioral and social sciences theme to promote the integration and application of social and behavioral sciences across all aspects of medical education and practice. This theme is based on the core belief that excellence in patient care requires an appreciation and understanding of illness as a behavioral as well as a biomedical construct.

Longitudinal Curricular Theme (LCTs) are longitudinal Director-led curricular concentration areas integrated across MS1-MS4. LCT content sequentially complements and enhances Block/Course/Clerkship content and offers students exposure to content areas beyond the typical organ system and/or clinical structure of our curriculum. These areas are driven by our College’s mission and culture as well as by accreditation requirements. LCT’s uniquely represent subject matter that enriches the foundational curriculum while concurrently bridging a critical gap in material essential for the preparation of a well-rounded future physician.

The Behavioral & Social Science LCT Director is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of Behavioral & Social Science content across the COM-P curriculum, including the organization, sequence and delivery methods used to provide LCT curriculum to our students. LCT Directors develop longitudinal learning objectives and assessment components, recruit and mentor expert speakers (as indicated) and integrate LCT content into existing curriculum by collaborating with other curricular leaders and faculty.

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.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee organization, sequence and delivery method(s) used to provide Behavioral & Social Sciences LCT content across the Pre-Clinical and Clinical curriculum.
  • Ensure vertical and horizontal integration of Behavioral & Social Sciences LCT content across the Pre-Clinical and Clinical curriculum.
  • Collaborate with Block, Course; Clerkship, Elective Directors to implement/deploy Behavioral & Social Sciences LCT content across the curriculum.
  • Participate in all relevant assessment/evaluation activities related to Behavioral & Social Sciences LCT content.
  • Revise, review and continually improve Behavioral & Social Science LCT curriculum based on NBME and LCME requirements and consistent with the COM-P mission and culture.
  • Revise, review and continually improve Behavioral & Social Science LCT global objectives.
  • Prepare and present Behavioral & Social Science LCT lectures, sessions and objectives and/or recruit speakers/session leaders as needed;
  • Mentor recruited speakers/session leaders as needed to ensure the quality of teaching and assessment standards and to provide seamless delivery of Behavioral & Social Sciences LCT content;
  • Assist Block, Course, Clerkship and Elective Directors in obtaining any necessary materials in a timely manner (presentation materials, lesson plans, readings, test questions).
  • Attend/participate in monthly LCT-Subcommittee meetings.
  • Collaborate with other LCT Directors and seek/foster opportunities to coordinate/integrate LCT-S content.
  • Attended Block-Course-Theme-Subcommittee (BCT-S) and Clinical-Curriculum-Subcommittee (CC-S) meetings to the extent possible.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, Psy.D., M.D. or D.O.
  • Focus on Psychology/Psychiatry/Behavioral Science.
  • 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.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week Varies
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 A21749
Number of Vacancies One
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 05/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/02/2017
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 PhD, Psy.D., M.D. or D.O.?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Is your focus in Psychology, Psychiatry, Behavioral Science?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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)

  8. * Individuals who are selected for employment and do NOT currently hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, will be required to obtain faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee. If selected, will you fulfill the requirements for obtaining faculty status within a reasonable time frame?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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