Vice Chair, Research, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Arizona   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 230 days ago

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Position Information

Title     Vice Chair, Research, Department of Internal Medicine (T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department     COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669)
Medical Sub-Speciality     
Location     Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary     

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks a Vice Chair, Research, Tenure/Tenure Eligible, in the Department of Internal Medicine. This position provides leadership and strategic direction for a fast growing research department to ensure the realization and sustainable growth of high quality research programs within established accrediting and regulatory bodies, and institutional guidelines and policies. The leader will serve as a member of the Department’s executive leadership team, building and supporting effective collegial relationships with applicable internal and external constituents and stakeholders. He/she will coordinate and collaborate with the other members of Department’s executive leadership team to ensure optimal operating effectiveness and strategic positioning of Department’s research programs in support of its overall clinical and outreach missions.

Salary, rank, and tenure status are contingent upon candidate qualifications. The rank and tenure status awarded will be based on qualifications in alignment with the College of Medicine’s promotion and tenure policy.

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; 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     

    Serves as the representative and champion of the mission, vision and values of Department’s research activities.

    Collaborates with senior leadership within, and external to, Department in order to drive, support and model high quality, and nationally/internationally recognized department research programs.

    Responsible for ensuring that research programs are well integrated and coordinated to achieve a highly desired research environment across the department and college.

    Maintain a highly productive research operation with a national and international reputation.

    Develops strong, credible, positive relationships with other members of the Department’s executive leadership team, faculty, and staff. Builds connections with other academic and clinical units relevant to the Department’s research mission.

    Ensures and fosters a high level of collaboration within a highly matrixed team environment in order to coordinate activities, review work, exchange information, and resolve problems. Champions, models, and promotes research excellence in philosophies and behaviors to enhance the overall research experience and outcomes.

    Promotes sustainable growth, financial stewardship, and educational excellence for Department’s research programs. Ensures effective integration and collaboration of research programs with other Department mission areas. Actively seeks and promotes opportunities to grow new resources to support Department research programs. Works with Department executive leadership to allocate resources (i.e. financial, information, and human capital) for research improvement activities, including formal approval of new research programs or activities requiring allocation of resources.

    Collaborates with program directors and executive leadership to establish performance measures evaluating Department research programs and ensuring efficient and effective program delivery.

    Creates opportunities for collaboration and integration nationally and internationally to expand the scope and impact of the research program.

    Assist the Chair of the Department in developing/recruiting/retaining high potential research faculty.

    Provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members in defining and developing their research projects and directions.

    Support and expand resident, fellow, graduate student, medical student and undergraduate involvement in research, presentations, and publications.

    Represents the needs and perspectives of Department’s research activities in various governance, strategic planning, financial and operational committees and groups within Department, College of Medicine-Phoenix, the UA, and Banner Health. Collaborates with the other members of Department executive leadership team to support the Department’s overall clinical, research and outreach missions. Works with Department senior leadership team and UAHS, COM-P, UA, and Banner Health development offices to grow philanthropic gifts to support Department research programs.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities     

Building Trust

    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.

Fostering Collaboration

    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.

Maximizing Resources

    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.

Achieving Results

    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.

Minimum Qualifications     

    MD/DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic tenure track appointment at the Associate Professor/Professor level

    At least five (5) years’ experience in leadership positions in research leadership and administration (financial and personnel) and research development.

    A track record of obtaining NIH (or comparable) peer-reviewed funding

    Current extramural grant funding.

    High productivity with regards to grants and peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications     

The ideal candidate will have:

    History of successful programmatic oversight including faculty and investigator mentorship and the management of a research team.

    Experience in the development and successful implementation of new translational research programs and/or clinical services.

    Experience planning, implementing, and sustaining comprehensive research centers or programs is highly desirable.

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     Commensurate with AAMC Public Schools Salary
Job Category     Faculty
Type of criminal background check required:     Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number     F21415

Open Date     05/01/2018
Close Date     
Open Until Filled     Yes
Review Begins On     05/10/2018