Title Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Pulmonary-Critical Care) (NTE or TE/T) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669)
Medical Sub-Speciality Pulmonary-Med.
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Consistent with the goals and objectives of the University of Arizona’s “Never Settle” strategic plan, the University of Arizona Health Science Center (UAHS) seeks to advance the development of the College of Medicine – Phoenix’s academic profile through the recruitment of the College’s inaugural Division Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care within the Department of Medicine.
The February 2015 completion of the 30¬-year academic affiliation agreement between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, provides a unique opportunity to further the growth of the College of Medicine¬-Phoenix (COM-P) through the development of a robust, academically oriented Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.
The inaugural Division Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the Division. The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care will have financial authority over the state¬ appropriated budget assigned to the division, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the division in accordance with applicable University policies and practices. The Division Chief will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care.
This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine within the College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the Division Chief will have a matrix reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of the Banner-University Medical Group (B-UMG) and CEO of B-UMC (Phoenix) for all clinical activities conducted at Banner-University Medical Center (Phoenix).
Consistent with the College’s foundational principle of collaboration, the Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care will work in close collaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Deans, Department Heads, Institute and Center Directors, and with the College’s clinical partners. The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care engages and interacts frequently with University of Arizona academic leadership and support units, University of Arizona Foundation, Banner-University Medicine leadership, key external stakeholders and community officials.
Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.
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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!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Provide leadership and management of day to day operations of the Pulmonary-Critical Care.
The Division Chief, Pulmonary-Critical Care is responsible for recruitment, supervising, compensation and retention of faculty in consideration of UA (“Never Settle”), UAHS, College, and B-UMG strategic plans and initiatives to accomplish the tripartite mission of the University.
Mentor junior faculty in the Division to help fulfill their career aspirations and succeed as future academic leaders
Educational and training programs:
The Division Chief, Pulmonary-Critical Care will collaborate with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College to ensure the department and his/her faculty are advancing the mission of the medical student, graduate student, and graduate medical education teaching programs. The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
The Division Chief will be responsible for ensuring outstanding educational experiences are available to the pulmonary/critical care fellows in order to maintain
The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care has the responsibility to encourage and support research creativity and productivity within the department, across the College and UAHS and with the College’s key partners.
Provide leadership oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research in area of research expertise/specialization.
Patient care programs:
The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care is the clinical role model and leader of the department’s clinical activities. The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care works with the Dean, Department Head and the B-UMG CEO to coordinate the clinical activities of the Division. The Division Chief is responsible for ensuring clinical excellence and achieving quality metrics.
The Chief will also serve as Physician Executive Director, Lung Institute at B-UMC Phoenix. The institute is a clinical-translational delivery system that provides infrastructure to the clinical outpatient programs and translational research efforts.
As Chief and Director, engage community physicians in collaborative programs and foster alignment to ensure access and quality.
Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner-University Medical Group.
Collaborate with leadership to define signature programs unique to B-UMG and COM-P
Finances and budget:
The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care is responsible for ensuring the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the department working with the College’s Business Affairs Office.
Diversity and inclusion:
The Chief of Pulmonary-Critical Care 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.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Clearly articulates a compelling vision of the department’s future.
Operates in an ethical manner and holds self and others accountable
Demonstrated commitment towards cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
Is able to adapt to stress, change, adversity and ambiguity.
Helps people develop shared purposes, fosters an environment of support, and promotes effective team work.
Makes productive use of differences by creating a culture where individuals feel safe to disagree.
Recruits, engages, develops, and assesses a diverse team to build capacity and high-performance capability.
Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict and facilitate solutions.
Promotes and supports the ongoing learning and development of the team, in alignment with the departments’ goals and direction.
Acts as a catalyst for necessary change to maintain a positive alignment within the College, accreditation, and institutional requirements.
Ensures their units/department function effectively, productively, and responsively.
Demonstrates an applied understanding of student affairs policies and its impact on the institution and its programs.
Challenges established assumptions, explores new possibilities, and advances creative approaches.
Makes decisions in a timely, inclusive and strategic way to advance the department and university.
Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Qualified candidates must possess a doctor of medicine (MD/DO) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution; AND be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or higher.
Board certified (or participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) if lapsed) in both Pulmonary and Critical Care.
Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
Greater than 5 years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
Demonstrated track record of national distinction in teaching, clinical care and research discovery in an academic department of medicine or comparable environment.
Past and/or continued NIH-funding (as PI or Co-PI)OR similar sponsored-research portfolio and evidence of high impact scientific research including peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
National distinction through service on NIH study section and/or national committee leadership in ATS, ACCP, SCCM or similar professional societies.
Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service¬ oriented, team¬ based philosophy 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.
Evidence of successful program building beyond one’s own research group.
Eligible for medical staff membership at BUMC-P.
Additional health profession degree (e.g., PhD, MPH, MS, etc.).
Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
Demonstrates collaborative engagement with private practice community for mutual benefit in program development and patient care.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at an academic department of internal medicine.
Qualifications commensurate with tenure eligibility at UA COM-P
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
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 Medical Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F21578
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Open Date 08/23/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/27/2018