Associate Professor/Professor, Medicine (Clinical Scholar) & Division Chief, Nep
Tucson, AZ 
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Title Associate Professor/Professor, Medicine (Clinical Scholar) & Division Chief, Nephrology
Department Medicine (0713)
Medical Sub-Speciality Nephrology-Med.
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Medicine has a current opening for a Chief of its Division of Nephrology, who will also hold a Career Track Senior Level faculty position. While the department is posting both a career track and a tenure track position, only one will be filled. Career Track faculty in the department actively contribute to the clinical mission with a focus on clinical teaching, significant service commitments and participation in scholarly activities.

The Nephrology Chief will provide leadership, support and mentoring of faculty for the division's research, educational and clinical efforts. Applicants must hold a medical degree (M.D.) and be board certified in Nephrology. The successful candidate is expected to be an experienced academic leader and accomplished program builder with a national reputation in scholarship. The selected candidate will have a well-supported opportunity to build a world-class division that sets the standards for a 21st Century Department of Medicine and medical school.

The Nephrology Chief will provide leadership, direction and administration and management for the division. She/he will be responsible for recruitment of faculty and will be an accessible mentor and role model. She/he will work with UAHS leadership to develop and implement strategic plans and to promote academic and clinical productivity and quality and collaboration across divisions, departments, the campus and the community.

She/he will develop and sustain a strong, externally funded research program within the Division of Nephrology and provide research mentoring to faculty. She/he will recruit faculty members with established research programs and grant funding.

The UAHS, consisting of 5 health science colleges, is a rapidly growing research enterprise focused on being an international leader in biomedical research and patient care. The UA College of Medicine in Tucson, the state's premier academic health center, recently entered into a long-term partnership with Banner Health to create a statewide healthcare organization and comprehensive new model for academic medicine. The leadership, faculty and staff are energized by this new partnership and the major opportunity it creates for enhancing clinical care and scientific growth.

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.

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

Academic:

  • Oversee and manage the Division's budgets (all funds), resources and fiscal operations to achieve agreed upon annual performance benchmarks.
  • Provide effective leadership, mentorship, and oversight of the Division to ensure alignment with UAHS, College, Department and enterprise strategies with performance to appropriate metrics of success.
  • Attract and retain highly motivated and well-qualified faculty, staff and students to the Division and promote their academic/professional development.
  • Provide effective leadership, mentorship, and oversight of the Division's training programs with emphasis on improved programmatic diversity, academic career placement, and physician-scientist (e.g., F32, K-series awardees) development.
  • Champion and serve as the chief spokesperson for the Division internally and externally.

Research:

  • Strategically guide, enhance and expand the sponsored research portfolio of the Division.
  • Improve the research portfolio of the Division in strategic areas of emphasis including clinical and translational research, precision health ("'omics") health disparities, and health outcomes, as measured by impact factors including peer reviewed publications and team-based sponsored research awards.
  • Work closely with program leaders across the University to develop integrated strategies that fulfill the clinical and translational research mission of the Department.

Clinical:

  • All clinical service will be provided at the University of Arizona College of Medicine's affiliate institution, Banner Healthcare.
  • Work in collaboration with Banner-University Medicine to expand and improve the clinical enterprise to make the Banner-University Medical Center a destination for patients in need of Nephrology expertise regionally and nationally.
  • Develop cohesive and mutually beneficial relationships with family physicians in the Banner-University Medicine primary service areas, throughout Arizona and the greater Southwest.
  • Provide leadership for continual improvement and transformation for optimal care provision of the Department’s ambulatory care delivery system to include monitoring and improving access to care in all practice sites.
  • Assure the development of a platform for standardization of preventive and chronic disease care by well-formed clinical teams in a patient- and family-centered environment.
  • As Division Chief, the candidate will be responsible for leadership and accountability of the clinical enterprise initiatives focused on nephrology-based inpatient, outpatient and procedural unit clinical performance (e.g., service efficiency, quality improvement, capital and space programming, financial, patient satisfaction, etc.).
  • Champion and serve as the chief spokesperson for the Division internally and externally.
  • Work closely with the Department Chair, current faculty and Banner Network staff to further develop programs in Nephrology.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • MD or DO Degree.
  • Board Certified in related field.
  • Arizona Medical License.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in a suitable leadership role.
  • Record of productivity in academic accomplishments, as evidenced by publications and successful peer-reviewed funding.
  • Established expertise in working with diverse patient populations.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Career-Track (CT)
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 title or department)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F22105
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Date 10/21/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/31/2019
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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40
Salary and Benefits
DOE
Required Experience
Open
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