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Program Director and Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences (TE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application material should include:
1. Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position.

2. CV including a description of past research accomplishments.

3. Statement of Research Interests.

4. Vision Statement and Overall Research Plan to develop the program in Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration (Maximum of 250 words).

5. References including names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Director and Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences (TE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Basic Medical Sci (0660)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences in partnership with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (COM-P) invites applications for a highly accomplished individual as the inaugural Director of the Program in Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration. We seek an experienced and innovative leader to build a comprehensive, multi-investigator, translational research program. Applicants will have an outstanding track record in scholarship and funding, as well as demonstrated success in program development and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead the research activities of the program, with an emphasis on genetic mechanisms, regenerative therapies, biomarkers, or drug target identification, to develop innovative preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiac or vascular disease. This leader will be expected to collaborate with faculty within the Department and the Division of Cardiology, including potential clinical roles at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix.


We encourage applications from investigators at the associate or full professor level with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent) and experience in research, service and teaching commensurate with appointment at the rank of full Professor.


Informal inquires may be directed to Dr. Rayna Gonzales (rjgonzal@email.arizona.edu), Search Committee Chair, or Dr. Paul E. Boehmer (boehmer@email.arizona.edu), Chair and Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences.


The Department of Basic Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit that is growing its research portfolio by developing programs in Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration, as well as Immune Mechanisms at Epithelial Surfaces. Laboratories are located in start-of-the-art research facilities with core services. In addition, Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Norton Thoracic Institute, and Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital; Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, Translational Genomics Research Institute, and Arizona State University offer further opportunities for collaborative research.


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; 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!


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
  • Lead the development of the Program in Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration.
  • Develop and maintain a federally funded and internationally competitive research program in an area related to the research objectives of the program.
  • Lead efforts to receive programmatic funding.
  • Publish research findings in leading journals.
  • Develop research collaborations within the department, the Division of Cardiology, and beyond.
  • Contribute to the teaching and service missions of the College of Medicine-Phoenix.
  • Engage in external academic and professional activities.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent.
  • Active extramurally funded research program in an area related to the research objectives of the program.
  • Demonstrated experience directing a multi-investigator team.
  • Experience in research, service and teaching commensurate with appointment at the rank of full Professor.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Track record of programmatic development.
  • Current or past service on grant review panels and editorial boards.
Rank Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (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 $148,000 - $263,000; Dependent on Rank
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20932
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 05/19/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/07/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Application material should include:


1. Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position.


2. CV including a description of past research accomplishments.


3. Statement of Research Interests.


4. Vision Statement and Overall Research Plan to develop the program in Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration (Maximum of 250 words).


5. References including names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

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. * 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 Ph.D. and/or M.D.?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated experience directing a multi-investigator team?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have an active extramurally funded research program in an area related to the research objectives of the program?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and have an active research program in cardiovascular disease?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents