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University of Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Internal Medicine
Position Type
Chair / Chief / Department Head
Full Time
Organization Type
Employment Type


Posting Number req19271 

Department COM Phx Internal Medicine 

Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical Sub-SpecialityLocationGreater Phoenix Area 

Address 475 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA 

Position Highlights

The chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the division. The chief of Hospital Medicine will be responsible for all planning, policy, operations and oversight of academic, research and clinical programs of the division. This leader 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 will have discretion in the recruitment and retention of division faculty who will have a direct reporting line to the chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine.

This position reports directly to the chair of the Department of Internal Medicine within the College of Medicine – Phoenix for all academic activities. Consistent with the Academic Affiliation Agreement (AAA) between the University of Arizona and Banner Health, the chief will have a matrix reporting relationship to the CEO of Banner – University Medical Group (B—UMG) and CEO of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (B—UMCP) for all clinical activities conducted at B—UMCP.

Consistent with the College’s foundational principle of collaboration, the chief of Hospital Medicine will work in close collaboration and partnership with other leaders across the College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) and the College’s clinical partners. The chief of Hospital Medicine engages and interacts frequently with University of Arizona academic leadership and support units, University of Arizona Foundation, Banner – University Medicine leadership, key external stakeholders and community officials.

The successful candidate will fulfill the responsibilities of a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine, actively participate in teaching, clinical service and/or scholarly work, and must qualify for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core (PBC) in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The PBC campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Faculty affairs
  • Educational and training programs
  • Research programs
  • Patient care programs
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff
  • Physician lead for hospital medicine services at Banner Health

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hold an MD, DO or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
  • Be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and be eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the State of Arizona.
  • Be eligible for medical staff membership at B—UMCP.
  • Have greater than 5 years of progressively complex administrative experience (e.g., program leader, center/section director, etc.) in an academic medical center setting.
  • Demonstrated track record of national distinction in teaching, clinical care and research discovery in an academic department of medicine or comparable environment.
  • National distinction through service on national committees or similar professional societies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented, team-based philosophy with hospital administration and health professional colleagues from all disciplines, departments and specialties.
  • Successful track record of recruitment and development of faculty, trainees and students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional health profession degree (e.g., PhD, MPH, MS, etc.).
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new academic (educational, patient care, research) programs and services.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in major subspecialty division/section at an academic department of internal medicine.

Rank To be Determined 

Tenure Information Career-Track (CT)

FLSA Exempt 

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 

Job FTE1.0Work Calendar Fiscal

Job Category Faculty

Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits 

Rate of Pay AAMC Public Schools for Rank and Specialty

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

[email protected]

Open Date 4/12/2024,

Open Until Filled Yes

Documents Needed to ApplymCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

To apply:

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

CV and cover letter required for to be considered for the position.

One Additional Document will be, Professional Reference Contacts. Please include 3 Professional References at current rank or above, their contact information and the nature of your work with them.

Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required to obtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.

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.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University’s campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures. 

Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at [email protected].

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