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Assistant/Associate Dean, Clinical Research (T/CT) (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Job Description / Duties




Posting Number




COM Phx Campus Administration


Department Website Link

College of Medicine-Phoenix


Greater Phoenix Area



475 E. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA


Position Highlights

The Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Research will be the key thought leader driving growth related to clinical investigation across the college in partnership with Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix (Banner—UMCP). Working with key college and University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) educational and research stakeholders, the Assistant/Associate Dean will have the primary responsibility for overseeing the planning and directing of clinical research strategies and have oversight of College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-P) research operational processes.


In addition to extensive clinical research and trial experience, the clinical research leader demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and mentor others, oversee and guide the work of colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create growth and excellence in clinical investigation. The successful candidate will fulfill the responsibilities of a faculty member in an appropriate department, actively participate in teaching, clinical service and/or scholarly work, and must qualify for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

This position reports directly to the Chair and Director, Research at B-UMCP and to the Dean, COM-P for all academic activities. The position will have a matrix reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of the Banner—University Medical Group (B—UMG) and CEO of B—UMCP for all clinical activities conducted at Banner—UMCP.


Consistent with the College’s foundational principle of collaboration, the Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Research will work in close collaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences, Deans, Department Heads, Center Directors, and with the College’s clinical partners. The Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Research 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.


The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core 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. 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.


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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


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Duties & Responsibilities

       Responsible for advancing and standardizing clinical research programs and efficiencies across the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Banner- University Medical Center Phoenix campuses, including creating the overarching strategy for developing clinical research programs.  

       Actively support, organize and contribute to the development of clinical research educational programs for trainees and faculty.

       Fosters and leverages clinical research experience and relationships with local, regional and national collaborators to increase clinical research funding, including industry, state, federal and foundation sources. 

       Lead a funded, active clinical research program as principal investigator.

       Identify and develop pathways to optimize translational clinical research working closely with subject matter experts from diverse medical and investigative areas, statistics, clinical pharmacology, and other key disciplines.

       Engage and align with key stakeholders of the research process.

       Responsible for encouraging and supporting diversity among constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and work in partnership with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Minimum Qualifications

       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 Professor level or higher.

       Board certified by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.

       Eligible for clinical privileges at B-UMCP

       Superior clinical ability with relevant disease area knowledge and experience.

       Ability to design, initiate and conduct effective clinical studies applying novel principles as appropriate, and integrating these plans into a cohesive overall clinical development strategy.

       Firm understanding of clinical regulatory requirements, and knowledge of GCP and ICH guidelines.

       Experienced with ownership of budgets and sound financial risk management.

       Ability to review and understand emerging data and proactively implement measures to ensure delivery of quality study results.

       Skilled communicator and team leader, able to clearly articulate ideas and integrate feedback.

       Ability to navigate a complex matrixed environment and manage teams that are diverse in terms of expertise, background, and geography.


Preferred Qualifications

       Established record in execution of complex federal, industry and/or other externally sponsored clinical trials.

       Firm understanding of the drug development process.

       Demonstrated successful mentorship in an academic environment.





Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


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Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits


Rate of Pay

AAMC Public Schools for Rank and Specialty


Compensation Type

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)


Type of criminal background check required:

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)


Number of Vacancies



Target Hire Date



Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources


Open Date



Open Until Filled



Documents Needed to Apply

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter


To apply:


Special Instructions to Applicant

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).


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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Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

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