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Professor & Division Chief, Trauma, Critical Care, Burn & Emergency Surgery (T/TE)

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Position Information

Title Professor & Division Chief, Trauma, Critical Care, Burn & Emergency Surgery (T/TE)
Department Surgery (0702)
Medical Sub-Speciality Surgery
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as our next Professor & Division Chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery. Housed within the Department of Surgery, the Division is nationally recognized for its expertise in emergency surgery and trauma care and its excellence and innovation in patient care, research and education. Candidates must be highly motivated, energetic, self-starters, who will forge collegial and collaborative relationships with the many individuals and services who interact with the trauma service.

The University of Arizona Banner Medical Center – Tucson has been designated by the State of Arizona and verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center. It is the only Level I Trauma Center in Southeastern Arizona. Additionally, all of our trauma surgeons are specialty-trained and board certified in critical care medicine, making ours the only surgical group in the region whose members are all specialty trained in both trauma and critical care.

Our trauma team treats more than 5,000 patients each year at our Level I trauma center. We are no less committed to preventing traumatic injuries; team members participate in a number of trauma prevention initiatives throughout the community, including programs designed specifically for schools, health fairs, businesses, and community groups. Trauma team members also collaborate with EMS providers to educate and improve our trauma system to ensure optimal prehospital care for trauma patients in our region.

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery, with more than 56 faculty members, is one of the largest multispecialty surgical groups in the state. Our surgeons provide outstanding patient-centered care, engage in cutting edge research, and mentor the next generation of surgeons, physicians, residents and students. The Department of Surgery is: “The place where people want to be.”

The Department of Surgery supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona. Metropolitan Tucson’s population is more than 1 million; this includes roughly 60,000 students and employees at the University of Arizona, the first university in Arizona, founded in 1885. This region is a world-class destination with many resorts and resources associated with larger cities. Boasting an average of 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, Tucson’s climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation.

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.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide administrative leadership congruent with the clinical, educational and research goals of the Trauma Division.
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College of Medicine to ensure that the division and its faculty are advancing the college’s mission of educating residents, fellows, medical students, and graduate students; Maintain liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
  • Encourage and support research creativity and productivity within the division and the Department of Surgery, and throughout the College of Medicine and UA Health Sciences Center.
  • Conduct research appropriate to academic medicine, clinical or basic science.
  • Demonstrate leadership as a clinical role model in all of the division’s clinical activities; Maintain appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.
  • Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed, fully credentialed provider and member of Banner—University Medical Group; Participate in call service rotation.
  • Ensure the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the division, working in concert with the department’s Business Office.
  • Encourage and support diversity among the department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and working in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Provide leadership, oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctor of medicine (MD or MD/PhD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Professor level.
  • Board certified by the American Board of Trauma Surgery and/or Critical Care 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of successful program development.
  • Established expertise working with diverse patient populations.
  • Ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
  • Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic clinical department or equivalent environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy in collaboration 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 develop and implement appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals.
Rank Professor
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 DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21151
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 03/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara
Personnel Affairs Coordinator

Open Date 09/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/09/2017
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 established expertise working with diverse patient populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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
  4. * Do you have doctor of medicine (MD or MD/PhD) degree from an accredited institution and will be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Professor level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you board certified by the American Board of Trauma Surgery and/or Critical Care and are eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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