Division Chief, Hematology Oncology (Associate/Full Professor) (NTE/TE/T)

University of Arizona-Department of Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson
Salary Range $450,000-$525,000 average plus benefits and incentives.
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Posting Number



COM Tucson Internal Medicine

Department Website Link

Department of Medicine

Medical Sub-Specialty

Hematology Oncology-Med.


Greater Tucson Area


1501 N. Campbell, Tucson AZ 85724

Position Highlights

The Chief of Hematology Oncology will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Division. The Division Chief will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations, and oversight of academic, research, and clinical programs of the Division. The Chief of Hematology Oncology will have financial authority over the state-appropriated budget assigned to the division, extramural research funding received, philanthropic funding, and other financial matters for the division, in accordance with applicable University policies and practices. The Chief of Hematology Oncology will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division faculty who will have a direct reporting line.  The Chief is expected to be an active member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and to interact with the Director on a regular basis as the Liaison from Hematology Oncology.  The Chief is also expected to participate in one or more Leadership Roles within the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner University Medical-Tucson. A leadership role at the cancer center will be considered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates must possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a University of Arizona academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson anchors the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation, and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The University of Arizona Health Sciences embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Tucson. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well multiple Centers of Excellence.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping, and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.

Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and geographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing, and celebrating differences among people. The College of Medicine-Tucson values and defines diversity broadly and values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The College of Medicine – Tucson values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide care in rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within and contiguous with the state of Arizona.
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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management of day-to-day operations of the Division of Hematology Oncology.
  • Responsible for recruitment, management, compensation, and retention of faculty in consideration of UA, UHSC, College, and B—UMG strategic plans and initiatives in balance of the multiple, tripartite mission of the University.
  • Collaborating with Academic Affairs and other educational offices at the College to ensure the department and his/her faculty are advancing the mission of the medical student, graduate student, and graduate medical education teaching programs. The Chief is responsible for maintaining liaison with other clinical and/or basic science departments to foster an integrated teaching environment for the College.
  • Providing effective leadership, mentorship, and oversight of the Division’s training programs with emphasis on improved programmatic diversity, academic career placement, and physician-scientist (e.g., F32, K-series awardees) development.
  • Encouraging and supporting research creativity and productivity within the department, across the College and UAHS and with the College’s key partners, such as the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
  • Providing leadership oversight and effective management of an active program of independent, extramurally funded basic, translational, or clinical research in area of research expertise/specialization.
  • Be the clinical role model and leader of the department’s clinical activities. The Chief works with the Dean, Department Head, Oncology Service Line and the B—UMG CEO to coordinate the clinical activities of the department. The Chief is responsible for maintaining appropriate standards of care appropriate to the discipline.
  • Providing direct patient care in the inpatient and/or ambulatory (outpatient) setting as a licensed and fully credentialed provider as a member of Banner—University Medical Group.
  • Ensuring the fiscal accountability and sustainability of the department working with the College’s Business Affairs Office
  • Encouraging and supporting diversity among a department’s constituents, creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance and work in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.




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