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University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix - Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology

Phoenix, AZ
 

Job Description

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks a basic and translational cancer scientist to serve as its inaugural Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology. The Department is being formed to serve as the academic home for the oncology focused university research and education faculty, as well as the clinical faculty at The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. This is an unparalleled opportunity for a scientific leader to build a strong research program as a member of the NCI-designated University of Arizona Cancer Center and a Department Chair at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. 

In 2011, Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona, formed an innovative collaboration to offer unparalleled cancer care in Phoenix. The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health in Phoenix opened in the fall of 2015.

As the first allopathic college of medicine in the nation’s fifth largest city, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-P) proudly fulfills its mission to provide the next generation of health care leaders with an expanding and excelling student body, robust and talented faculty, innovative curriculum, leading edge research abilities and ever-increasing impact on the local community. The College is a key component of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, 28-acres composed of various bioscience and education projects, with plans in place for more than six million square feet of biomedical-related research, academic and clinical facilities. The College of Medicine is part of The University of Arizona Health Sciences, which consists of 5 health science colleges and 23 centers and institutes dedicated to research and patient care. 

The inaugural Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction for the research and educational aspects of the department, working in union with the College, Cancer Center and Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Chair will be tasked with identifying and building the research themes of emphasis which shall ultimately serve the unique needs of the community and state. The Chair is expected to synergize the Department’s basic research with clinical and translational investigators. Reporting to the Dean for all academic and research activities, the Chair also has a dual reporting relationship to the UA Cancer Center Director and Deputy Director for all Departmental research activities conducted at the The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

The successful candidate will have a national reputation in oncologic research, established and continuing independent NIH (NCI)-funded sponsored research portfolio, and the experience, vision and energy to recruit and mentor basic and translational investigators. Exceptional leadership, an entrepreneurial drive, and strong managerial and collaborative aptitude are required, as is the ability to thrive in a complex, collaborative and nascent environment.  The Chair will have access to new, state-of-the-art research space, access to multiple external collaborators, and the resources to recruit a large group of funded investigators. Interest in developing themes in immunology, small molecules, or cancer biology would be helpful, though not required.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the University of Arizona’s search consultant:  Jeff Schroetlin at UACOMPOncology@wittkieffer.com; phone 630-575-6972. Materials that cannot be emailed should be addressed to:

c/o Jeff Schroetlin at Witt/Kieffer

2015 Spring Rd., Suite 510

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630/990-1370

Fax: 630/990-1382

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.

 
 
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