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University of Colorado Associate Professor or Professor - Open Rank Section Head in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Child Neurology

Section Head: Associate Professor or Professor - Open Rank

Position #00628938– Requisition #19296

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  • The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Child Neurology has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Section Head/Associate Professor or Professor - Open Rank position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here at _.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s premier academic pediatric programs. Its clinical and educational programs are consistently rated among the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report. The Department is seeking qualified candidates for Head of the Section of Child Neurology at Childrens Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine.

We are seeking a leader with a vision towards advancing clinical care, research and education to further the mission of the Section as the premier child health neurosciences program. The Section of Neurology has more than 60 faculty practicing at Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus and at Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs. As the largest medical center in the western region providing such broad expertise, Child Neurology at Children's Hospital Colorado is the referral center for children and adolescents with neurological disorders for much of the western U.S.

Preferred is an individual with an accomplished academic record, demonstrated programmatic leadership, and experience within a high-functioning, academic pediatric neurology program. The candidate will be responsible for building the program (including direction of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Neurosciences Institute), managing system of care clinical practice sites, enhancing the multi-discipline research program, and fostering strong, collaborative relationships with both external and internal stakeholders.

Successful candidates must possess an MD, DO or foreign equivalent and national leadership experience. Candidates should have proven collaborative leadership skills to direct the clinical, research, and educational programs of the Section, demonstrate a strong clinical practice background, excellence in research, scholarship, and administrative experience. A successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in mentoring and working with faculty, administration, residents, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Oversees the programmtic and financial operations of the Section to ensure financial and human resources are available to support research, clinical care, educational, and advocacy/policy activities.

  • Develops innovative clinical, educational and research programs to enhance the local standing and national reputation of the Section.

  • Leads the development and implementation of educational and clinical training programs, inclusive of the Child Neurology Residency, Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Neurogenetics, and Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship programs.

  • Supports faculty recruitment and the infrastructure for faculty development.

  • Builds and maintains partnerships with affiliate institutions and community organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Directs and strategically expands child neurology clinical patient care operations, both inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • Establishes strong metrics and outcomes for clinical and academic performance.

  • Partners with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation to develop community philanthropic support of child neurology and neurosciences programs and initiatives.

  • Recruits and develops faculty and interdisciplinary professionals to support the clinical and academic missions.

  • Facilitates provider wellness and overall job satisfaction, leading to high faculty retention.

  • Oversees departmental compliance with regulatory requirements and quality improvement.

  • Oversees credentialing review and approval of all faculty in Child Neurology including initial and ongoing performance evaluation.

  • Facilitates collaboration in academic and clinical care with other sections within the Department of Pediatrics as well as Departments within the University of Colorado School of Medicine and other health sciences related units.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO

  • 5-10 years of experience in a multi-disciplinary academic pediatric neurology program.

  • Minimum faculty rank of Associate Professor, full Professor preferred.

  • Independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of child neurology patients.

  • Experience with and commitment to faculty career development through mentoring.

  • Board Certification in Pediatric Neurology.

  • Must be licensed or able to obtain licensure in the State of Colorado.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex offender background check.

  • Must be willing and able to pass a 10-panel drug test.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in child neurology clinical program development, strong clinical skills, significant accomplishments in research, proven administrative and leadership abilities, and a strong commitment to education.

  • Experience building constructive relationships and ensuring cohesiveness among various entities, programs, and groups.

  • Experience working and leading within an academic institution.


  • Vision for program development, leadership qualities, and academic experience.

  • Able to nurture strong collaborations among faculty with diverse programmatic interests, and across campus and community partners.

  • Able to recruit and build on specialized areas of expertise, including research, education, clinical and/or policy/advocacy work.

  • Strong interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, and management skills.

  • Ability to balance the priorities of the Section with those of the Department, Hospital, and other partners to ensure the overall goals of all entities are achieved.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 8, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Gene Liffick

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00628938

Req ID: 19296

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.