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Associate/Full Professor (Vice Chair & Director, Precision Medicine)(NTE, T, TE)(Phoenix, AZ)

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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.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor (Vice Chair & Director, Precision Medicine)(NTE, T, TE)(Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

Consistent with the goals and objectives of the University of Arizona’s “Never Settle” strategic plan, the University of Arizona Health Science Center (UAHS) seeks to advance the development of the College of Medicine – Phoenix’s academic profile through the recruitment of the College’s inaugural Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine.

The February 2015 completion of the 30-year academic affiliation agreement between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, provides a unique opportunity to further the growth of the College of Medicine-Phoenix through the development of a robust, academically oriented Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine .

The inaugural Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs relating to Precision Medicine Department. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the Precision Medical Program, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the division in accordance with applicable University policies and practices. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of Precision Medicine faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P.

Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank click here for additional information.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine within the College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine will have a matrix reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of the Banner—University Medical Group (B—UMG) and CEO of B—UMC (Phoenix) for all clinical activities conducted at Banner—University Medical Center (Phoenix).

Consistent with the College’s foundational principle of collaboration, the Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine will work in close collaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Deans, Department Chairs, Institute and Center Directors, and with the College’s clinical partners. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine engages and interacts frequently with University of Arizona academic leadership and support units, University of Arizona Foundation, Banner—University Medicine leadership, key external stakeholders and community officials.

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.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; tuition reduction towards programs of study at The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Precision Medicine Program.
  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is responsible for recruitment, management, compensation and retention of faculty in consideration of UA (“Never Settle”), UAHS, College, and B—UMG strategic plans and initiatives in balance of the multiple, tripartite mission of the University.

Educational and training programs:

  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P will collaborate with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College to ensure the department and his/her faculty are advancing the mission of the medical student, graduate student, and graduate medical education teaching programs. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.

Research programs:

  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P has the responsibility to encourage and support research creativity and productivity related to Precision Medicine within the department, across the College and UAHS and with the College’s key partners.

Patient care programs:

  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is the clinical and investigative role model and leader of the department’s Precision Medicine activities. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P works with the Dean, Department Chair and the B—UMG CEO to coordinate the Precision Medicine activities of the department. The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is responsible for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.

Finances and budget:

  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is responsible for ensuring the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the department working with the College’s Business Affairs Office.

Diversity and inclusion:

  • The Vice Chair and Director of Precision Medicine UACOM-P is responsible for encouraging and supporting diversity among a Department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and work in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner—University Medical Group.
  • Provide leadership oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research in area of research expertise/specialization.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher.
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Three to five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department of medicine or equivalent environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
  • A record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and under take appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals.
  • If the individual selected for employment does NOT currently hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, he/she will be required to obtain faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional health profession degree (e.g., PhD, MPH, MS, etc.).
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at a top 35 (NIH funded) department of internal medicine.
  • Established and continuing independent NIH-funded sponsored research portfolio and evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles and extramural funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic program development, assessment, program review, and accreditation.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $351,667 - $374,678; Dependent on Rank
Job Category Medical Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20879
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
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 06/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/26/2017
Special Instructions Summary


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.

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
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    • 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 possess a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree from an accredited institution AND are you eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine AND eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have three to five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department of medicine or equivalent environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have a successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and under take appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * 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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents