Division Chief, Professor, Surgical Oncology (Tenured/TE)
University of Arizona 215 reviews - Tucson, AZ

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College of Medicine/Department of Surgery

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Exempt / Non-Exempt



Appointed: Faculty

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Sharon Duprey

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Letter of Interest Statement of Research and Teaching Interests Curriculum Vitae

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Apply online and send a hard-copy letter of interest, CV and one-page Statement of Research and Teaching Interests to: Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery and Immunology Chairman, Department of Surgery College of Medicine PO Box 245066 Tucson, AZ 85724-5066

Position Summary

The Department of Surgery, led by Professor and Chair Rainer W. G. Gruessner, MD, FACS, seeks a Division Chief for the Surgical Oncology department at the rank of Professor. Academic rank and tenure eligibility are commensurate with credentials. Patient care is provided at University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus, a private, non-profit hospital located at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, adjacent to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson, located in Southern Arizona, is a growing metropolitan area with a population of more than 1 million. The region is a world-class destination with many resorts and resources associated with larger cities. Boasting an average of 350 sunny days a year, Tucson's climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA COM's mission includes the provision of its services and resources to all Arizona residents. The College's commitment to creating and supporting programs that enhance diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and perspective, and which attract a diverse faculty to serve diverse populations is evident in part through the following programs; the national Center of Excellence in Women's Health, the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Research and Training Center, and the award-winning Telemedicine program. The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. 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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as Surgical Director for the Arizona Cancer Center. * Manage and support a Division of ten faculty members. * Perform clinical and surgical procedures. * Provide high-quality clinical care to inpatient and outpatient populations. * Perform research and scholarly activity particular to research in breast cancer, melanoma and other skin tumors, sarcomas and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially esophagus, liver, pancreas, and rectal cancer. * Participate in clinical and didactic education of medical students and residents. * Conduct clinical and/or basic science research appropriate to interests and academic goals.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Medical degree or equivalent. * Arizona Medical License or the ability to obtain licensure at the time of hire. * Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Surgery.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of quality teaching ability. * Ability to work as a team member in patient care. * Established expertise in working with diverse patient populations.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is security sensitive due to title or department and requires a finger-print criminal background check

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