Co-Director, Global and Border Health (Part Time)

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 26, 2020
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UAHS - Tucson
Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights:
The Directors of Global and Border Health prepare students, residents and faculty to care for patients from all backgrounds and places of origin globally and in Arizona. The primary educational focus is curriculum development for pre-clinical and clinical students. While maintaining and expanding the four elements of the Global Health Distinction Track are vital to the position, updating and expanding education to Graduate Medical Education, and different platforms, such as online learning and Telemedicine, is necessary to increase the footprint of University of Arizona College of Medicine Global and Border Health Programs.
An additional focus is global faculty development and bringing international learners and faculty to the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The successful candidate will have a vision of Global Health based on Primary Care and Community Health as the foundation of a successful system of health care delivery, both internationally and locally. The candidate will be able, through curriculum development, teaching and maintenance of a presence in the Global Health community, to cultivate the growth of knowledge and passion for Global Health in students, residents and faculty members.

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Duties & Responsibilities:
Curriculum Development50%
* Develop and maintaincurriculum, including goals, objectives, teaching and assessment methods forthe MS-1 course.
* Approve learners' sitesaccording to Global Resiliency safety analysis, appropriate supervision andmeeting learning objectives.
MS-4: (3 week autumncourse)
* Develop and maintaincurriculum, including goals, objectives, teaching and assessment methods forthe MS-4 course, overseas electives, and Capstone projects.
* Put class lectures online.
* Developcurriculum/classes for residents planning on participating in global healthelectives.
* Integrate GH into MS-3intersessions.
Administration 39%
* Maintain the budgetand oversee spending. Items including: student travel, salaries, administrativesupport, material acquisition, printing, uploading lectures to D2L, editinglecture videos.
* Recruit and approvesites - mostly by phone/ Skype from the US.
* Collaborate withNursing, Public Health, Pharmacy to grow Interdisciplinary Global Health Education.
* Welcome foreignlearners - students, residents, faculty
* Develop UA programs to host andeducate foreign learners
* Explain legal limitations onwhat visiting learners can do at The University of Arizona College of Medicine- to assure expectations are realistic.
* Advise students andresidents on sites and specialties, language needed, appropriate level ofeducation, skills needed.
* Participate in maintainingdatabase to reflect above factors.
* Update website/ databaseto make it more user friendly for today's students/ residents.
Scholarship - 10%
* Publish and present innational/ international fora, focusing on Global Health Education, while payingattention to the unique aspects of Global Health which present on theArizona-Mexico border.
* The Global HealthDirector will expand scholarly efforts by students - particularly aiding MS-4Capstone projects which can be prepared for publication and aid thestudent in scholarly publication.
* Attend and present atGlobal Health, Global Health Education and specialty Global Health Conferences.
Travel - 1%
* Occasionally travelwith MS-1 students on their two to four-week Pre-Clinical Global Healthexperience.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MD or DO degree.
  • Must meet requirements for a faculty appointment at College of Medicine - Tucson.
  • Clinical and/or public health practice ongoing in USA and in low/middle income nations.
  • Ability to devote 0.375 FTE to the Global and Border Health Program.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm in health sciences and clinical education. • Collaboration with other health science education programs on campus, in USA and abroad. • Outreach and collaboration with NGOs related to border and global health in southern Arizona.
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Full Time
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Job Category:
Academic Administration
Benefits Eligible:
No Benefits
Rate of Pay:
.375 of current base faculty salary
Compensation Type:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
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Contact Information for Candidates:
Richard Chavez -
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Open Until Filled:
Documents Needed to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents
Special Instructions to Applicant:
In addition to your CV and Cover Letter please provide two letters of recommendation with your application materials.
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.

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