Family and Community Medicine Department Chair at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucs
The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD/DO
College / University
Internal Number: req6596
Department Chair, Family & Community Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson
CV and Letter of Interest due by October 5, 2021
The College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) invites applications from academic family and community physicians for the position of Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Reporting directly to Dean Michael M.I. Abecassis, the chair will work collaboratively with the leaders of COM-T and Banner University Medicine to lead the department’s tripartite mission of achieving excellence in clinical, educational, individual, and team-based research programs to position the department for continued growth through innovation.
The chair provides strategic and tactical leadership for all aspects of the department by supporting the continuum of family medicine services and programs encompassing prevention and treatment. The chair will optimize use of and manage existing resources and will foster a culture of philanthropic development. This visionary and collaborative leader will grow programs by leveraging departmental strengths, recruiting, and retaining talented faculty to expand the UArizona/Banner Health footprint including corresponding services at Banner University Medicine’s Tucson facilities, and by fostering relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders as well as with departments, colleges, and centers across the UArizona. Thus, the chair will be responsible and accountable for clinical growth, research advancement, teaching excellence, and enhancement of the department’s national reputation.
The next chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine will provide strategic leadership and direction for the growth of the department’s academic tripartite mission. Expansion of the academic enterprise will be anchored by both growth in the clinical activities of the academic medical center and successful competition for extramural research funding. The chair will grow these programs within the larger context of an expanding regional health care system. The chair will evaluate and leverage departmental strengths to expand the UArizona/Banner Health footprint, fostering a relational culture with community providers, and will work to recruit and retain talented faculty.
With 59 core faculty, the Department of Family and Community Medicine is a comprehensive academic clinical department with a remarkable number of established community partnerships in a wide variety of areas. This position will be pivotal in fulfilling the department’s priority to expand through innovative partnerships with community agencies, health-related organizations, and governmental entities. Building on an established UA College of Medicine – Tucson academic partnership with Banner Health, the fourth largest non-profit healthcare system in the U.S., the department is well-positioned to expand its range of clinical services. The department graduates sixteen family medicine residents per year. The department also offers an ACGME Sports Medicine Fellowship and a self-funded Integrative Medicine Fellowship. Faculty provide clinical services and mentor trainees at the Banner – University Medical Center-Tucson, Banner – University Medical Center-South, Banner – University Medical Center-North and the Alvernon and South Campus outpatient clinics.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding clinical and academic leader with an established track record of leadership and program building, who is recognized and well-respected by local, regional, and national peers, with strengths and accomplishments as a clinician, physician-scientist, and/or physician-educator. The chair will set a clear vision, inspire faculty, mentor trainees, and drive results. They will have a passion for developing unique models of care delivery and prevention initiatives, building relationships with community-based providers, and possess a desire to build systems and processes to maximize efficiency. The chair will engage faculty, mentor their careers, hold them accountable to agreed-upon objectives, and create a collaborative environment conducive to camaraderie, excellent clinical care, research, education, and service. Qualified candidates must hold an MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent medical degree; be board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, eligible for medical licensure in Arizona, and preferably meet UArizona criteria for appointment to a tenured / tenure-eligible senior level faculty position.
The University of Arizona
UArizona is one of the nation's premier research institutions. The National Science Foundation ranks the university 21st in research and development expenditures among U.S. public and private universities. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks UArizona 51 of 147 institutions for NIH funding. The University is the home of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), which is also home to The Center for Innovation in Brain Science, which works to accelerate the advancement of evidence-based clinical care of brain disorders caused by disease, genetics or trauma, as well as the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute which is poised to contribute to southern Arizona as a center for high-level neuroscience, while improving cognitive understanding and health for the entire world.
Banner University Medicine
In 2015, Banner Health merged with the University of Arizona Health Network to form Banner University Medicine. At the heart of this merger is academic medicine - research, teaching and patient care - across three academic medical centers in Tucson and Phoenix. Banner University Medicine's presence in Tucson includes the Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, Banner - University Medical Center South and the Diamond Children's Medical Center, and dozens of physician offices and clinics across Southern Arizona. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson opened a tower in 2019 featuring 228 new private rooms, for a total of 649, and 20 new operating rooms. The hospital is located near the campus of the University of Arizona and is adjacent to the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
For full consideration, please apply at the UArizona link below on or before October 5, 2021
Please submit nominations, confidential inquiries and/or expressions of interest via email to FCMsearch@arizona.edu
The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its programs and activities.
An MD, DO, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s) from an accredited institution with board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Ability to obtain licensure in the State of Arizona.
A minimum of five years demonstrated successful leadership achievements in a large volume, high-performing, contemporary department within a health system with comparable complexity to UArizona/Banner Health.
Meet UArizona criteria for appointment to a tenured/tenure-eligible senior level faculty position.
About The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
College of Medicine – Tucson
Mission: Advancing health and wellness of our community and beyond, while embracing diversity in the pursuit of excellence through innovation in our tripartite mission: education, research, and patient care.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson provides state-of-the-art programs of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities, and leading-edge patient care. From an initial class of just 32 students in 1967, the College today has graduated more than 4,000 physicians.
The College has 22 departments – five basic science and 17 clinical science – and nine centers dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching: the UArizona Arthritis Center; the Arizona Center on Aging; the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine; the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center; the Arizona Telemedicine Program; the UArizona Steele Children’s Research Center; the UArizona Sarver Heart Center; the UArizona Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute; and the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. The VIPER Institute (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology, and Emergency Response), the Arizona Telemedicine Program, the AIDS Education and... Training Center, and the Sonoran UCEDD Center for Excellence also are under the College’s umbrella.
Research concentrations include biomedical imaging, aging, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neuroscience. Total annual research funding for the College has grown from $345,000 in 1967 to $127.4 million in 2020.
Each year, the College admits 120 students, and the class of 2025 was selected from more than 8,600 applications. The College currently has 514 medical students studying at the Tucson campus and offers three dual-degree programs: MD-PhD, MD-MPH and MD-MBA. The college also has 1,995 undergraduates (Physiology and Medical Sciences majors and minors offered through the Department of Physiology; Emergency Medical Sciences through the Department of Emergency Medicine; and in 2022 a bachelor’s in Medicine through the Department of Physiology). A Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) has been awarded from the NIH and is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research. Through the collaborative efforts of the College of Medicine and the Graduate College, research-intensive training is pursued through one of over 14 biomedical science departments and interdisciplinary programs. The UA College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Program oversees 65 ACGME-accredited residency programs in all major specialties and subspecialties. More than 730 residents and fellows receive training at more than 50 sites in Tucson and at various Indian Health Service locations. For more information: www.medicine.arizona.edu