The College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) is inviting applications from innovative academic neurosurgeons to serve as Chair of the college’s recently established Department of Neurosurgery. Reporting directly to Dean Michael M.I. Abecassis, the chair will work collaboratively with the leaders of COM-T and Banner University Medicine to build upon excellence in existing clinical, teaching and team-based research programs to position the department for growth and transformation. The chair will have the opportunity to enhance the subspecialty clinical offerings of the department by providing the continuum of tertiary neurosurgical services, with particular opportunities to grow the minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery services.
This physician leader will provide strategic leadership and direction for the growth of the clinical enterprise. Such growth will support the expansion of research and education. The leader will have the ability to build a program within the larger context of a growing regional health care system. The chair will evaluate and leverage department strengths to expand the UArizona/Banner Health footprint, expand relationships and partnerships with community providers, recruit and retain talented faculty and prepare the department for the changing healthcare landscape.
The chair will be responsible for the clinical growth, research advancement, teaching excellence of the department and enhancement of the national reputation. The chair will also focus on efforts to expand the clinical footprint, optimize use of existing space, foster philanthropic development and manage resources across the enterprise. This physician leader will provide strategic and tactical leadership for all aspects of the department within the College of Medicine - Tucson including corresponding services at Banner University Medicine’s Tucson facilities.
Duties and responsibilities:
Preferred Qualifications National/international reputation as a respected and accomplished researcher, clinician and educator.
Proven, substantial and progressive leadership achievement in an academic medical center.
Evidence of an astute understanding of academic clinical practice and a deep commitment to clinical excellence based on a patient-centered model of care.
Demonstrated understanding of finances in healthcare administration and academic medicine.
Evidence of success in developing a strong clinical program that recognizes and meets the needs of the various providers with whom the department works, those of the students that the department educates and trains, as well as those of the patients whom the department serves.
Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty, students and trainees, and supporting them in their academic, teaching and clinical endeavors.
Track record as a creative and strategic thinker who is able to envision and manage for the future.
Evidence of success in leading and developing excellent graduate medical education programs.
Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams, and to develop strong ties and connections with internal and external constituencies and individuals.
For full details and qualifications, and to complete an on-line application, see req181 at talent.arizona.edu . Outstanding UA Benefits! The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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