University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 17, 2021
Nov 17, 2022
Full Time
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Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix (CoM-P) invites applications for the Chair of OB/GYN.  This is an opportunity for an outstanding clinical and academic leader with a national/international reputation as a respected and accomplished academician, clinician and educator.  The Department of OB/GYN includes 8 physician employed faculty members. The department is supported by a large number of subspeciality private practice entities providing clinical and in-hospital coverage. The department currently hosts 36 residents, 4 Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows, and 3 Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery fellows. Faculty provide clinical services and mentor trainees at the Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Scottsdale and Ahwatukee outreach clinics throughout the city and surrounding area. The department is experiencing rapid growth of the clinical enterprise with year-over-year increases of approximately 10% in surgical volume, and 120% each in clinic visit volumes while the hospital realizes over 6,000 deliveries per year.

The Chair will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations, and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the Department. The Chair will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the Department, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the Department in accordance with applicable University policies and practices. In strategic consultation with leadership from UAHS, COM-P, Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) and Banner- University Medical Center Phoenix (B-UMCP), the Chair will direct the recruitment and retention of division chiefs and faculty who will report to the Chair. The Chair will have program oversight and management responsibility for all departmental residency, fellowship, and undergraduate medical educational programs.

The University of Arizona
UArizona is one of the nation's premier research institutions. The National Science Foundation ranks the university 21st in research and development expenditures among U.S. public and private universities. The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranks UArizona 47 of 142 institutions for NIH funding.

Duties & Responsibilities

As the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department of OB/GYN, provide leadership that promotes professional development of existing faculty members and attracts highly motivated and exceptional diverse faculty, staff, and students to the Department. The Chair will ensure that the Department is recruiting the best faculty and staff to meet its strategic goals to provide a teaching environment of the highest quality and integrity and foster clinical and research programs of national distinction through innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree.
  • Board Certified in OB/GYN.
  • Eligible for medical licensure in Arizona.
  • Academic credentials to support the rank of a senior faculty position
  • Actively engaged in clinical care and education.
  • National/international reputation as a respected and accomplished clinician, educator, and/or clinical translational researcher.
  • Substantial and progressive leadership achievement in an academic medical center.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to recruit, retain and mentor junior faculty and support senior faculty in their research, teaching, clinical and administrative endeavors.
  • Experience in the workings of a Department of OB/GYN related to research initiatives, faculty affairs, operations, key hospital interactions, graduate and undergraduate education and fund raising.
  • Track record as a creative and strategic thinker who can envision and manage for the future.
  • Ability to build and lead teams, and to develop strong ties and connections with external constituencies and individuals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of finances in healthcare administration and academic medicine.

Type of criminal background check required:

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Contact Information for Candidates

Octavio Duarte, MBA

Manager, Leadership Recruitment

Phone: 602-827-2560

Documents Needed to Apply

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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