Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (AssociateProfessor/Professor, NTE,TE/T)

Tucson, AZ
Aug 05, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Phx Internal Medicine

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical Sub-Speciality:



Greater Phoenix Area


475 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

The Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the division. The Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the department. The Chief 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 role will also have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

This position reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine within the COM-P for all academic activities, Dr. Mike Fallon. Dr. Fallon is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with vast academic medicine experience that includes 26 years of extensive patient care, education, leadership and clinical investigation in internal medicine. He previously served as the gastroenterology division director and vice chair for clinical research at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston.

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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful Chief, Division of Gastroenterology andHepatology candidate will:

  • Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operationsof the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • The Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology isresponsible for recruitment, management, compensation and retention of facultyin consideration of Never Settle, UAHS, college, and B—UMG strategic plans andinitiatives in balance of the multiple, tripartite mission of the university.
  • Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/orambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provideras a member of B – UMG.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must possess a Doctor of Medicine(MD/DO) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited institution; AND beeligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the AssociateProfessor level or higher.
  • Current board certification in Gastroenterology.
  • Eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the Stateof Arizona.
  • Preference for additional health profession degree (e.g.PhD, MPH, MS, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenure-Eligible (TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

AAMC Public Schools for 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:


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Contact Information for Candidates:

Executive Search Firm: Witt/Kieffer

Contact:Jeff Schroetlin and Megan Welch


[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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.