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Posting Number req16796

Department COM Phx Anesthesiology

Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix

Location Greater Phoenix Area

Address 1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is seeking an outstanding clinical and academic physician leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology. There is an enormous opportunity for growing and developing an exceptional Department, with impact across the City of Phoenix and beyond. The Chair, appointed at the associate or full professor level, will be responsible for strategic leadership and directions for all aspects of the clinical, education, research and other programmatic missions of the department.

The successful candidate will meet the requirements for either career track or tenure track faculty according to the College and University guidelines.

The Chair will develop, recruit, expand and lead a team of anesthesiologists, ancillary staff and personnel. Specific needs and opportunities include recruiting faculty members, building clinical programs and evolving clinical investigation. The Chair will lead the development of a residency training program in partnership with Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (Banner – University Phoenix).

The Chair reports directly to the Dean, College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the Chair will have a matrix reporting relationship to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Banner – University Medical Group (B-UMG) and CEO of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix for all clinical activities conducted at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biosciences Core (PBC). 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. 

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

  • Recruitment and retention of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff
  • Faculty development
  • Educational and training programs including a residency program
  • Identifying opportunities and strategies for outstanding clinical programs
  • Novel clinical programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess an MD or DO or equivalent degree from an accredited institution
  • Eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the associate professor level or higher
  • Board-certified in Anesthesiology.
  • Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Exhibit greater than 4 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 or comparable environment.
  • 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/or development of faculty, trainees and students.
    Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to accomplish strategic objectives
  • Evidence of successful program building.
  • Eligible for medical staff membership at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new clinical and academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
  • Ability to collaboratively engage private practice community for mutual benefit in program development and patient care.
  • Demonstrate leadership in an academic department of Anesthesiology.
  • Past and/or continued clinical research funding with evidence of high impact scientific research, including peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
  • National distinction through grant funding and/or service on NIH study sections and/or national committee leadership in American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) or similar professional societies.

FLSA Exempt

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week 40

Job FTE 1.0

Work Calendar Fiscal

Job Category Faculty

Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay AAMC Public Schools for Rank and Specialty; DOE

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 1

Target Hire Date1/15/2024

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Open Date: 7/12/2023

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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 a 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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