Assistant Professor, Basic Medical Sciences (Career Track) (Phoenix, AZ)

University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
March 22 2018
Organization Type

Assistant Professor, Basic Medical Sciences (Career Track) (Phoenix, AZ)

Department: COM Phx Basic Medical Sci (0660)

Location Greater Phoenix Area

Position Summary
The Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks to fill a full-time, 1.0 FTE, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (career track). The successful candidate will teach anatomy to University of Arizona medical students, Northern Arizona University allied health students, and Arizona State University graduate students and will participate in outreach programs and continuing medical education courses. Individuals will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities and academic service.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. 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. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as
Northern Arizona University's College of Health and Human Services, Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach anatomy to medical students, allied heath students, and graduate students.
  • Write exam questions, conduct practical exams, and participate in student assessment.
  • Supervise and train anatomy teaching assistants.
  • Participate in anatomy continuing medical education courses.
  • Participate in anatomy outreach programs.
  • Contribute to other educational needs of the department and college.
  • Engage in scholarly activities that synergize with the existing research programs of faculty on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
  • Serve on committees.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Building Trust

  • Clearly articulates a compelling vision of the department's future.
  • Operates in an ethical manner and holds self and others accountable
  • Demonstrated commitment towards cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Is able to adapt to stress, change, adversity and ambiguity.

Fostering Collaboration

  • Helps people develop shared purposes, fosters an environment of support, and promotes effective team work.
  • Makes productive use of differences by creating a culture where individuals feel safe to disagree.
  • Recruits, engages, develops, and assesses a diverse team to build capacity and high-performance capability.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict and facilitate solutions.

Maximizing Resources

  • Promotes and supports the ongoing learning and development of the team, in alignment with the departments' goals and direction.
  • Acts as a catalyst for necessary change to maintain a positive alignment within the College, accreditation, and institutional requirements.
  • Ensures their units/department function effectively, productively, and responsively.

Achieving Results

  • Demonstrates an applied understanding of student affairs policies and its impact on the institution and its programs.
  • Challenges established assumptions, explores new possibilities, and advances creative approaches.
  • Makes decisions in a timely, inclusive and strategic way to advance the department and university.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD degree in an applicable field.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching anatomy to medical students and/or allied health students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated potential for scholarship.
  • Outstanding record of teaching accomplishments.
  • Experience teaching in other disciplines, such as histology, embryology, microbiology, biochemistry, and/or pharmacology.
  • Post-doctoral training.

Special Instructions Summary
The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Cover Letter:
Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Teaching Portfolio
Include statement of teaching philosophy and longitudinal record of student evaluations (if applicable).

Research Statement:
Include recent accomplishments and future research plans.

Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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,

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