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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Clinical Microbiology) (NTE)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Clinical Microbiology) (NTE)
Department Pathology (0720)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Pathology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine seeks applicants for a faculty position who will provide leadership of and serve as Medical Director for the Clinical and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory. The ideal candidate, therefore, should have strong clinical and analytical skills as well as excellent communication, organization, interpersonal, leadership, and teaching skills. Expertise in diagnostic clinical and molecular microbiology and a track record of academic accomplishment, including peer-reviewed publications and interest in teaching, is preferred. In addition, an ability to assist in other diagnostic areas of Clinical Pathology is desired.

The Faculty of the Department of Pathology play a key role in supporting the mission of the College of Medicine and Banner University Medical Center – Tucson (BUMC-T), to bring about better health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases for the people of Arizona and beyond through education, research, and patient care. The successful candidate will combine teaching and clinical activities and provide leadership in all aspects of the Clinical and Molecular Microbiology at BUMC-T. BUMC-T is a 463-bed general medical and surgical facility with more than 25,000 admissions, 70,000 ED visits, and 14,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries on an annual basis. BUMCT is a level 1 trauma center and is also home to the NCI-designated Cancer Center, which performs cutting edge research and patient care, including bone marrow and stem cell transplantations. BUMC-T also performs solid organ transplants including heart, lung, kidney, kidney/pancreas and liver.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of Clinical and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory.
  • Assist in other diagnostic areas of Clinical Pathology, such as clinical pathology consultations, optimization of test utilization, and other pertinent laboratory tests, is desirable.
  • Lead the Clinical and Molecular Microbiology rotation for pathology residents, ID fellows and non-pathology residents.
  • Share medical students teaching responsibilities with the rest of the Clinical Pathology faculty.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability for strong clinical and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of dealing with diverse students and colleagues.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
  • Board certification or board eligibility in Medical Microbiology.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years clinical practice experience in the fields of clinical and molecular microbiology and other areas of clinical pathology.
  • Experience with optimization of test utilization, and other pertinent laboratory tests.
  • Track record of academic accomplishments including peer reviewed publications.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21114
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Maria Proytcheva, MD

Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/11/2017
Special Instructions Summary
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 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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
  2. * Upon hire, will you possess a PhD.?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you board certified, or board eligible in Medical Microbiology?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents