Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology

Phoenix, AZ
April 30 2019
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type

The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks to advance its academic profile through the recruitment of the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology.

The inaugural Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the department working closely across the College, Cancer Center, and the clinical partner Dignity Health/ St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Chair will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic and research programs of the department. The Chair will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the department, extramural research funding received and funding generated through the Cancer Program Affiliation Agreement, in collaboration with Cancer Center leadership, and other financial matters for the department in accordance with applicable University and College policies and practices. The Chair will engage department division chiefs and will enhance the academic quality of fellowship, undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.

Duties & Responsibilities  

Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology as well as:

  • Faculty Affairs
  • Educational and training programs
  • Research programs
  • Patient care programs
  • Integrate basic and translational cancer research into the UACC operations in Phoenix.
  • Finances and budget
  • Diversity and inclusion

Minimum Qualifications    

Qualified candidates must possess a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.  A record of administrative experience in an academic medical center setting.  A demonstrated 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. Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic programs and services, as well as program review and assessment.

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