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Senior Associate Head for Research and Associate Professor or Professor (TE/T)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Associate Head for Research and Associate Professor or Professor (TE/T)
Department Cellular & Molecular Medicine (0710)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the College of Medicine – Tucson (COM -T) at the University of Arizona, is recruiting a tenured or tenure eligible faculty member at the Associate Professor or Professor rank to join 33 faculty and 77 graduate students and postdocs, and to assist the Department Chair with administrative responsibilities as Senior Associate Head. The Senior Associate Head will serve a key role in the administration of the Department including serving as a liaison between Department colleagues, students, staff and COM-T administration.

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is renowned for its programs studying the molecular bases of complex diseases, cardiovascular biology, genome function, intracellular trafficking, and cancer research. Candidates from fields that complement one or more of these existing strengths are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching duties for the department reside in both the Medical School curriculum and the Graduate School curriculum.

A publication record demonstrating high-impact research and a strong and sustainable funding record, appropriate to the level of appointment, is required.

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
  • Participate in the development and conduct innovative and significant research.
  • Provide and maintain an established, well-funded research program.
  • Perform leadership and innovation as Senior Associate Department Head (~20% of time) in support of the research, teaching and service missions of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
  • Active role in training undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellows.
  • Participate in appropriate Departmental events including seminars, retreats and meetings.
  • Participate in College of Medicine events, when appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD and/or MD degree in life sciences or related field.
  • Significant publication record.
  • High impact research and grant funding record commensurate with appointment level.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to lead/participate in Program Project Grants.
  • Established expertise working with diverse communities.
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 Based on Experience
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 F21105
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Henk Granzier, PhD
(520) 626-3641

Open Date 08/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/28/2017
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. * Do you have a significant publication record?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated excellence in research including strong record of current extramural funding?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Upon hire, will you have a PHD and/or MD degree in life sciences or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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