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Co-Director, MD/PhD Dual Degree Program (T/TE) (UPDATED)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19243

Department: Medicine Administration

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The Position Highlights have been updated to specify expected FTE of Co-Director duties, as well as that a successful candidate will be a "physician-scientist or scientist".

The College of Medicine is seeking applications for a Co-Director of the MD/PhD Dual Degree Program. The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research. Through the collaborative efforts of the College of Medicine and the Graduate College, research-intensive training is pursued through one of several biomedical science departments and interdisciplinary programs. The MD/PhD Program provides excellent and impactful dual-degree training while giving students the opportunities to grow as both individuals and independent physician-scientists.

The Co-Director will provide leadership, oversight, and coordination of the overall program. The program components include the following: recruitment, admissions, orientation, course design, program budget, and program evaluation.

The successful applicant will be a physician-scientist or scientist with a strong track record of excellence in teaching and research, with a growing list of accomplishments towards leadership in educational programs. They should have the ability to manage numerous student records and show strong coordination skills. They should have good communication skills and be willing to connect with other academic, research and medical/biomedical programs across campus.

The Co-Director position will be part-time up to 0.50 FTE, and it is expected that the candidate will couple their Co-Director role with one or more of the tripartite mission areas towards a 1.0 FTE. The successful candidate will also fulfill the responsibilities of a faculty member in an appropriate department, actively participate in teaching, clinical service and/or scholarly work, and must qualify for an appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (T/TE).

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative oversight and assessment for the MD/PhD Program.
  • Responsible for oversight of the MD/PhD students.
  • Provide mentorship for all MD/PhD students.
  • Develop and participate in MD/PhD Program meetings, as needed.
  • Publicize and promote the program by participating in public presentations and conducting outreach to potential students.
  • Work effectively with the MD/PhD executive committee and the College of Medicine-Tucson Office of Admissions to review applications, interview applicants, and prepare recommendations for acceptance.
  • Lead efforts to update informal material and websites.
  • Work closely with College of Medicine-Tucson Leadership to ensure smooth transition to the PhD program and back to the MD program.
  • Apply for Federal funding to support the MD/PhD Program within one year of start date.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm in health sciences and clinical education.
  • Established expertise in working with diverse communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD, DO, PhD, or Physician Scientist.
  • Must have or be qualified for a faculty appointment in one of the colleges within the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS).
  • If MD or DO, must have a degree from an accredited institution, be eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona and be eligible for clinical privileges at B-UMCT.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of an MD/PhD program or experience leading a combined degree program.
  • Six (6) or more years of research experience as a faculty member.
  • Experience in mentoring others.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing meaningful assessment and evaluating the impact of educational programs.
  • Prior experience with administrative leadership.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing research mentorship programs.
  • Prior experience with graduate student education with recognized strength in and experience with mentoring graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows in research.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

FLSA: Exempt

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Casandra Sanchez |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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 a 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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