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Cancer Center Director

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

December 18, 2019
The University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks nominations and applications for an outstanding academic, visionary leader to direct the University of Arizona Cancer Center.  The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking a dynamic and respected clinician and/or scientist who will work collaboratively with the University’s senior leadership, its academic medical center partner, Banner University Medicine, and community partners in Tucson, Phoenix, and the state more broadly to lead the Cancer Center and build upon the extant strengths and longstanding reputation for world class cancer care and innovative research

The UA Cancer Center is one of 51 NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and the only one in the state of Arizona. With primary locations in Tucson and more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state, the UA Cancer Center is uniquely positioned to impact innovative cancer care and research. The UA Cancer Center is a leader in research on women’s and men’s cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoma and skin cancers and is home to one of the largest Cancer Prevention and Control Programs among the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers, with leading prevention research in breast, colon, lung, prostate and skin cancers. The Cancer Center’s 81 research labs and more than 330 nationally and internationally renowned physician and scientist members work to bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment through a direct link between the latest research discoveries and patient care.

The Director will serve as Principal Investigator of the NCI core grant, and will be expected to continue the strong tradition of research excellence within the Center while expanding basic, population health, clinical, and translational research in collaboration with UAHS departmental leadership and the clinical affiliates.  It is expected that the Director will be a nationally recognized clinician and/or scientist with a proven track record of NCI funded research and direct experience in the administration of an NCI designated Cancer Center.

The Search Committee, chaired by Irving Kron, MD, Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the next Director of the Arizona Cancer Center. The University of Arizona is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, the University and Search Committee particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 

Dr. Kron and the Search Committee are partnering in this search with Russell Reynolds Associates; the Russell Reynolds Associates team is being led by Dr. Charlie Falcone and Charles Kaler. Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered, on a confidential basis, by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae as well as a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each to Russell Reynolds Associates at