Associate or Full Professor (Chief, Division of Cardiology) (NTE, TE/T) (Phoenix, AZ)
The Chief of Cardiology will provide strategicleadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Division Chiefwill be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight ofacademic, research, and clinical programs of the Division. The Chief of Cardiologywill have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned tothe division, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, andother financial matters for the division, in accordance with applicableUniversity policies and practices. The Chief of Cardiology will have discretionin the recruitment and retention of division faculty. Qualified candidates mustpossess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution and beeligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate orFull Professor rank click here for additional information.
This position reports directly to the Chair ofthe Department of Internal Medicine within the College of Medicine – Phoenixfor all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement(AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the Chief of Cardiologywill have a matrix reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of theBanner—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 foundationalprinciple of collaboration, the Chief of Cardiology will work in closecollaboration and partnership with others across the College of Medicine –Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Deans, Department Heads, InstituteDirectors, Center leadership, and with the College’s clinical partners. TheChief of Cardiology engages and interacts frequently with University of Arizonaacademic leadership and support units, University of Arizona Foundation,Banner—University Medicine leadership, key external stakeholders and communityofficials.
The University of Arizona College ofMedicine-Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart ofthe Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to becomeexemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners andinquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaborationto optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campusembodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation,and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinicalfacilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Collegesof Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern ArizonaUniversity’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational GenomicsResearch Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.
The University of Arizona College ofMedicine-Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. Weare committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in ourresearch, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students,faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the Universityof Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix creates role models, broadensperspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability toprovide health care for all.
Such differences include but are not limitedto race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language,abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, andgeographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging,understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing and celebrating differences amongpeople. The College of Medicine-Phoenix values and defines diversity broadlyand values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The College ofMedicine – Phoenix values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate acommitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide carein rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within andcontiguous with the state of Arizona.
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 forthe employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans;access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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- The Chief of Cardiology will provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Division of Cardiology.
- The Chief of Cardiology is responsible for recruitment, management, compensation, career progression and retention of faculty in consideration of UA, UHSC, College, and B—UMG strategic plans and initiatives in balance of the multiple, tripartite mission of the University.
- The Chief of Cardiology will serve as the BUMG Heart Institute Physician Executive.
Educational and training programs:
- The Chief of Cardiology will collaborate with Academic Affairs, GME leadership 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 Cardiology is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
- The Chief of Cardiology 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.
- The Chief of Cardiology is the clinical role model and leader of the department’s clinical activities. The Chief of Cardiology works with the Dean, Department Head and the B—UMG CEO to coordinate the clinical activities of the Department. The Chief of Cardiology is responsible for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.
- Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner—University Medical Group.
Finances and budget:
- The Chief of Cardiology 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 Cardiology 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.
- 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/participating in maintenance of certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Subspecialties and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
- Five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
- Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic department of medicine or equivalent 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.
- A sponsored research portfolio and/or evidence of scientific research including peer-reviewed articles and extramural funding.
- Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
- A record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and under take appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals.
- If the individual selected for employment does NOT currently hold a faculty title with University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, he/she will be required to obtain faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.
•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.
•Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at a top 50 (NIH funded) department of internal medicine.
•Demonstrated experience in academic program development, assessment, program review, and accreditation.Rank To be Determined Tenure InformationTBDFLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryFacultyBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayAAMC MD Public Schools for SpecialtyCompensation Typesalary 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 Vacancies1 Target Hire Date12/31/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates
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Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required to obtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.Diversity StatementAt 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.