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Visiting Assistant Professor, Regulatory Science Fellow

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Regulatory Science Fellow
Department Law Instruction (3603)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona seeks to hire an early-career scholar (post-doctoral) to support its innovative Regulatory Science Program, a collaboration between the James E. Rogers College of Law and University of Arizona Health Sciences. This idea of regulatory science is to “modernize our evaluation and approval processes to ensure that innovative products reach the patients who need them, when they need them.” This mission includes both the regulation of the scientific process, especially the protection of human subjects and privacy, and the production of science to answer regulatory questions about safety and efficacy, for all FDA-regulated products, including drugs, biologics, devices, and diagnostics.

The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP), Regulatory Science Fellow position is a two-year academic commitment. Initially, the VAP will focus on independent and collaborative research, while also teaching in the Regulatory Science Colloquium. The VAP/Fellow will also teach one or more core classes at the law school. In both years, the VAP/Fellow will be part of the academic community of the College, with scholarly mentoring, opportunities to workshop drafts in progress, and a budget for research assistance and professional development.

The VAP will have both an independent research agenda (closely related to the mission of the Regulatory Science Program) and also collaborate with other members of the Program, including on external research funded projects.

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

The duties and responsibilities include all of those encompassed by an assistant professor position, including teaching, scholarship, publication, service to the College and University. The visiting faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and possibly undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The visiting faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the visiting faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent; applicants should demonstrate interest and achievement in both teaching and legal scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

The strongest applicants will have a mixture of legal practice experience, scholarly writing, and teaching experience.

Rank Assistant Professor
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 DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21004
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Christopher Robertson
Associate Dean, Research & Innovation

Open Date 06/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/19/2017
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 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
    • 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
  3. * Do you have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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