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Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology (NT/T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the University of Arizona’s search consultants, Jeff Schroetlin at UACOMOncology@wittkieffer.com; phone 630-575-6972. Materials that cannot be emailed should be addressed to: c/o Jeff Schroetlin at Witt/Kieffer 2015 Spring Rd., Suite 510 Oak Brook, IL 60523 Phone: 630/990-1370 Fax: 630/990-1382 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. Additional Instructions: If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter. If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology (NT/T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Interdisciplinary Oncology (0688)
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 College of Medicine – Phoenix’s seeks to advance its academic profile through the recruitment of its inaugural Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology. The Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology is being formed to serve as the academic home for basic research and clinical faculty in the University of Arizona Cancer Center whose primary focus is providing and advancing cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This unique Departmental structure will meld basic, translational and clinical research, and foster translational work as well as bedside to bench research.

The inaugural Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the department working closely across the College, Cancer Center, and the clinical partner Dignity Health/ St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Chair will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic and research programs of the department. The Chair will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the department, extramural research funding received and funding generated through the Cancer Program Affiliation Agreement, in collaboration with Cancer Center leadership, and other financial matters for the department in accordance with applicable University and College policies and practices. The Chair will engage department division chiefs and will enhance the academic quality of fellowship, undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.

This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic and research activities. Consistent with the Cancer Program Affiliation Agreement between the University of Arizona and Dignity Health/St. Joseph’s, the Chair will have a dual reporting relationship to the UA Cancer Center Deputy Director for all clinical-translational activities conducted at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health.

Consistent with the College’s foundational principle of collaboration, the Chair will work in close collaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), and with the College’s clinical partners. In 2011, Dignity Health/ St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona, formed an innovative collaboration to offer unparalleled cancer care in Phoenix. This unique affiliation uses the strengths of both organizations to transform cancer care. Physician-Scientists in the clinical structure located across from the basic research space are members of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

The Chair will engage and interact 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 Chair will play a key role in the Cancer Center and have close interactions with the Director and Deputy Director.

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; 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
  • Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology.
  • Faculty Affairs – The Chair is responsible for recruitment, management, compensation and retention of faculty in consideration of UA (“Never Settle”), UAHS, College, Dignity Health/St. Joseph’s Hospital and UACC strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Educational and training programs – The Chair will collaborate with the Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College to ensure the department and his/her faculty are advancing the development of the graduate training programs of the department. This will include teaching of medical students and may include the development of a Ph.D. program. The Chair is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College of Medicine.
  • Research programs – The Chair will have the responsibility to develop a world class, extramurally-funded and sustainable research faculty, which publishes in high impact, peer-reviewed journals. The Chair is responsible for fostering interactions with clinical partners, research partners and other collaborating organizations in Phoenix and US that lead to successful research programs that advance human health.
  • Patient care programs – The Chair works with the UACC Director and Deputy Director to coordinate the clinical and research activities of the department. The Chair is responsible for bring together basic and clinician researchers to develop outstanding clinical research.
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center – The chair is expected to play an important role to bridge translational research and clinical activities, in collaboration with the Deputy Director and Director of the University Cancer Centers in Phoenix and Tucson. She/he is expected to take part in monthly meeting, scientific research groups, disease oriented teams, in external advisory boards and National Cancer Institute Site visits. Through strategic recruitment and development of NCI-funded researchers, the Chair will play a major role in the success of the NCI CCSG.
  • Recruit faculty leaders and junior faculty in basic and translational cancer sciences to develop disease focused research groups.
  • Lead the development of basic and translational cancer research in collaboration with the UACC Deputy Director.
  • Integrate basic and translational cancer research into the UACC operations in Phoenix.
  • Finances and budget – The department chair is responsible for ensuring the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the department working with the College Business Affairs Office.
  • Diversity and inclusion – The Chair 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 leadership oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research in area of cancer research expertise/specialization.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.
  • MD candidates who engage in patient care should be board-certified or participating in maintenance of certification and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Continuous, independent NIH-funded research portfolio and evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles, extramural funding, and professional reputation.
  • A record of administrative experience (e.g., Division/Section Chief, Institute/Center Director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department or equivalent environment.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
  • A demonstrated 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.
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, research, etc.) programs and services, as well as program review and assessment.
  • A history and commitment to faculty and trainee mentoring towards successful independent careers

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
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, research, etc.) programs and services.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in a major area of Cancer Research in a top NIH-funded Department or Center.
  • Established and continuing independent NIH-funded sponsored research portfolio and evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles, extramural funding, and professional reputation.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic program development, assessment, program review, and accreditation.
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 Commensurate with AAMC public school benchmark
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 F21237
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Search Consultant Firm: Witt/Kieffer
Contact: Jeff Schroetlin
Phone: 630-575-6972
UACOMPOncology@wittkieffer.com

Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/25/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the University of Arizona’s search consultants, Jeff Schroetlin at UACOMOncology@wittkieffer.com; phone 630-575-6972. Materials that cannot be emailed should be addressed to:

c/o Jeff Schroetlin at Witt/Kieffer
2015 Spring Rd., Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630/990-1370
Fax: 630/990-1382

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.

Additional Instructions:
If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter.

If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

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. * 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
  2. * Do you realize this job is located in Phoenix, Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) from an accredited institution and are you eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you have an MD, are you board-certified or participating in maintenance of certification and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  5. * Do you have continuous, independent NIH-funded research portfolio and evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles and extramural funding?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department or equivalent environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * 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
  9. * Do you have experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, research, etc.) programs and services?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Are you currently employed by a Phoenix affiliated hospital or medical center?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * If you are currently employed at a Phoenix affiliated hospital, what is your employment effort (FTE, or percentage of time)? Please note: Due to the clinical affiliate agreement between The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and our affiliate partners, candidates selected for employment must obtain the Chief Administrator's approval for dual employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * If you currently do NOT hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix, will you be able to obtain a faculty status and letters of recommendation?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Statement of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents