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Vice Chair for Research / Tenure Track Faculty

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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*Posting Number:*req3274
*Department:*Family and Community Medicine
*Department Website Link:**Medical Sub-Speciality:*Community Health
*Location:*UAHS - Tucson
*Address:*University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA
*Position Highlights:*The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Arizona (UA) is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. The Department places strong emphasis on translational research and is seeking a Vice Chair for Research with leadership and strategic vision to take the department's current research programs/activities to a new level of excellence.
The Vice Chair for Research will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse internal and external constituents and stakeholders towards the sustainability of DFCM research; collaborate with the other members of DFCM executive leadership team to ensure integration and strategic positioning of DFCM research programs in support of the Department's overall, clinical, education, research and outreach missions. The expectation is to maintain an extramurally funded personal program of research.
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!
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*Duties & Responsibilities:*TheVice Chair for Research will collaborate with senior leadership within, andexternal to, DFCM in order to drive, support and model an inquisitive andentrepreneurial-oriented culture focused on innovative, high quality,productive translational research.
This roll will help develop research training and mentoringprograms, and participate in mentoring a growing group of junior faculty and/orresidents. This position will hold an appropriate faculty appointmentcommensurate with candidate's experience. Activities as Vice Chair for Researchwould initially comprise a minimum of 30% effort and activities associated withstart-up of personal research program and other faculty responsibilitiescomprising the remaining effort.
*Research Leadership:*

* Participate in DFCM Executive Leadership Team and Senior Management Team.
* Lead the development and implementation of the strategic vision and plan for DFCM research mission, collaborating with other vice chairs to ensure integration of research mission across other DFCM mission areas.
* Develop and maintain collaborations across the UA, Banner health and other stakeholders, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to facilitate DFCM's research mission.
* Participate in DFCM philanthropic development activities related to research.
* Provide research leadership to FCM clinical, research and outreach faculty for team-based science, quality improvement, and other scholarly activity.
* Recruitment of new research faculty.
*Conduct Research:*

* Develop and submit funding proposals to appropriate funding agencies to support research training and infrastructure, and research projects.
* Implement research and research training projects.
* Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
*Teaching and Mentoring:*

* Occasional teaching of junior faculty, residents, fellows and students.
* Mentor junior faculty, residents, and fellows in the conduct of research activity.

*Minimum Qualifications:*
* PhD, MD or comparable doctoral degree with at least 5 years of experience in successful leadership of research programs.
* Demonstrated ability to build collaborative research relationships with a diverse group of academic, health system, and community partners.
* A track record of obtaining NIH (or comparable) peer-reviewed funding.
* Current extramural grant funding.
* High productivity with regards to grants and peer-reviewed publications.
* History of successful mentorship of junior faculty.
* Must meet University of Arizona criteria for appointment to a tenure track senior level faculty position.
*Preferred Qualifications:*-Experience with developing and/or leading research training programs.-Significant experience obtaining and administering extramural funding from a range of sponsors.-Experience with a range of translational research (T1-T4) and types of study designs and research methods.-Established expertise in working with health systems and diverse communities.-Experience with philanthropic development for research.
*Rank :*To be Determined
*Tenure Information:*Tenure Track (T/TE)
*Full Time/Part Time:*Full Time
*Number of Hours Worked per Week:*40
*Job FTE:*1.0
*Work Calendar:*Fiscal
*Job Category:*Faculty
*Benefits Eligible:*Yes - Full Benefits
*Rate of Pay:*DOE
*Compensation Type:*salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
*Type of criminal background check required::*Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
*Number of Vacancies:*1
*Target Hire Date:*
*Expected End Date:*
*Contact Information for Candidates:*Lina Chavez | 626-7864
*Open Date:*12/3/2020
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Documents Needed to Apply:*Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
*Special Instructions to Applicant:*
*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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