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Associate Professor/Professor & Division Chief, Pl

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
University of Arizona/Human Resources Division
Job Site Location
Tucson, AZ 85719
Job Description

Position Information Title
Associate Professor/Professor & Division Chief, Plastic Surgery (T/TE)

Surgery (0702)

Medical Sub-Speciality

University of Arizona Health Sciences

Position Summary

The Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as our next Associate Professor/Professor & Division Chief of Plastic Surgery. Our surgical team prides itself on providing world-class, comprehensive, and compassionate reconstructive and aesthetic surgery service to patients. Our team consists of plastic surgeons, general surgeons, microsurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons who are expertly-trained to treat the full spectrum of injuries and conditions, including: complex wounds; lymphatic disorders; burns; breast; aesthetic plastic surgery; craniofacial; upper extremity; and hand.

Candidates must be highly motivated, energetic, self-starters, who will forge collegial and collaborative relationships with the many individuals and services who interact with the trauma service.

The University of Arizona Department of Surgery, with more than 62 faculty members, is one of the largest multispecialty surgical groups in the state. Our surgeons provide outstanding patient-centered care, engage in cutting edge research, and mentor the next generation of surgeons, physicians, residents and students. The Department of Surgery is “The place where people want to be.”

The Department of Surgery supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona. Metropolitan Tucson’s population is more than 1 million; this includes roughly 60,000 students and employees at the University of Arizona, the first university in Arizona, founded in 1885. This region is a world-class destination with many resorts and resources associated with larger cities. Boasting an average of 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, Tucson’s climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation.

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

  • Provide administrative leadership congruent with the clinical, educational and research goals of the Trauma Division.
  • Collaborate with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College of Medicine to ensure that the division and its faculty are advancing the college’s mission of educating residents, fellows, medical students, and graduate students; Maintain liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
  • Encourage and support research creativity and productivity within the division and the Department of Surgery, and throughout the College of Medicine and UA Health Sciences Center.
  • Conduct research appropriate to academic medicine, clinical or basic science.
  • Demonstrate leadership as a clinical role model in all of the division’s clinical activities; Maintain appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.
  • Provide direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed, fully credentialed provider and member of Banner-University Medical Group; Participate in call service rotation.
  • Ensure the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the division, working in concert with the department’s Business Office.
  • Encourage and support diversity among the department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and working in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Provide leadership, oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational or clinical research.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of medicine (MD or MD/PhD) degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Professor level.
  • Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Three to five years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful program development.
  • Established expertise working with diverse patient populations.
  • Ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
  • Demonstrated track record of distinction in teaching, clinical care, and/or research in an academic clinical department or equivalent environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy in collaboration with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees, and students.
  • A record of solid performance as a skilled manager with the ability to grow revenues, meet budgets, measure and improve productivity and outcomes, and develop and implement appropriate business strategies to achieve division, unit department and/or enterprise goals.


Tenure Information
Tenure Track (T/TE)



Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

Benefits Eligible
Yes – Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay

Job Category

Type of criminal background check required:
Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information Posting Number

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA Employees

Contact Information for Candidates

Search Committee Led By:
Dr. Bellal Joseph
Dr. Val Nfonsam
Inquiries can be emailed to

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Review Begins On

Special Instructions Summary

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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