Electives Director (PT)(Clinical Assistant, Associate or Professor) (College of Medicine-Phx)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 13, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Greater Phoenix Area


435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

Electives allow students to learn in various settings, both clinical and non-clinical, with the aim of preparing students to become active members of the health care team. Students rotate through electives primarily in their fourth year of medical school. Clinical electives account for the majority of elective time. These electives range across a wide array of specialties, and include a third-year ambulatory elective of the student’s preference. Additionally, students are able to spend up to eight weeks in non-patient care electives. Research, theme based, Medical Spanish and Independent Study (an elective the student has designed/personalized according to an area of interest) are common examples of non-patient care electives.

Our major clinical partners is Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center). Our other key clinical partners include: Phoenix Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute, ValleyWise (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health Systems), Abrazo Central (formerly known as Phoenix Baptist Hospital), HonorHealth, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Mayo Clinic, Hospice of the Valley and other important partners such as Yuma Regional Medical Center, Indian Health Services, ambulatory clinics, and underserved clinics throughout the state. Many of our electives occur at the sites mentioned above, however, students also participate in away electives as needed to gain experience in select specialties.

Electives range from two to four weeks. Students are expected to achieve a level of responsibility in the clinical setting appropriate for a fourth year student, including: independent data gathering, critical assessment of the data, and communication to other health professionals, as well as demonstrating professional behavior.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenixanchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of theSun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplaryphysicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitivescholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimizehealth and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies theUniversity’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy inits world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilitiesthroughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of PublicHealth, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s Collegeof Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute(TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Asa cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough andFurlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board ofRegents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordancewith adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will berequired to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs andwhether this position is affected, please visithr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates with other clinical leadershipin the design, implementation and assessment of the clinical curriculum of theCollege of Medicine - Phoenix campus.
  • Demonstrates leadership collaboratingwith Electives Co-Director to provide administrative oversight, includingobtaining grade assignment, formative and summative feedback from electiveCourse Directors of all University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixstudents in electives/ambulatory electives.
  • Responsible for oversight ofambulatory elective and general elective experience of medical students,including Simulation, and other learning experiences and clinical experiences.
  • Problem solves with Electives Co-Directorany concerns medical students may have regarding Electives/Ambulatory Elective.
  • Participates in clinical directormeetings (Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee) and other meetings, meeting allattendance requirements, as required.
  • Participates in evaluation of newexperiences, new curricular considerations and new elective sites.
  • Identifies and develops new electives/ambulatoryelectives to meet student and program needs, including rural sites working withthe Director, Rural Health Professions Program.
  • Encourages faculty members toparticipate in elective and clerkship experiences (such as curricular retreats)for the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix students.
  • Assists with design andimplementation of intersessions, transitions block and fourth year requiredblocks.
  • Serves as advisor to students forclerkship and elective scheduling and career planning.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO, Board Certified in specialty.
  • 2+ years experience in academic medicine.

Preferred Qualifications:

•5+ years experience in academic medicine.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Non-Career-Track (NTE)


To Be Determined

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Teaching Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

AAMC MD Public Schools for Specialty

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required toobtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department.This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review bythe appropriate College review committee.

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.