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University of Colorado Instructor (Open Rank) 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 Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program (CHA/PA)

Instructor - OPEN RANK

Position #00622777– Requisition #19650

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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 Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program (CHA/PA) has an opening for a full-time/ (unclassified) Instructor 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 .

Nature of Work:

Full Time Core-Faculty member to teach Physician Assistant courses and assist with administrative functions of the program. This position will communicate directly with the Program Director and CHA/PA faculty regarding curriculum objectives, collection of content information and evaluation. Faculty member will provide students and mentors with necessary CHA/PA scholarship information and guidance during the academic year.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Serve as course director for courses within the Program.

  • Assume primary teaching/administrative responsibility for courses.

  • Develop syllabus, objectives, teaching strategies and assessments.

  • Serve as small group facilitator in core courses.

  • Serve as guest lecturer in Program and Institutional courses as invited.

  • Serve as liaison to campus organizations and student groups.

  • Complete Scholarship functions associated with program.

  • Attend all faculty meetings and serve on CHA/PA program committees.

  • Participate in admissions process (both file reviews and faculty interviews)

  • Assist with development and implementation of new curriculum model.

  • Meet regularly with supervisors and supervisees.

  • Maintain professional skills and refine expertise through appropriate educational/development activities and professional affiliations staying current with national and international advances in medical education.

  • Service to the department (e.g search committees), institution (e.g. SOM committees) and profession (e.g. PAEA committees) are expected for all 1.0 faculty.

  • Serve as student advisor for a small cohort of students.

  • Other duties as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $85,000 to $95,000 and 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 .

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:

  • Two years academic experience required, which may be fulfilled by precepting.

  • Three years clinical experience required.

  • Master’s degree.

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program.

  • Current NCCPA certification.

Conditions of Employment:

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

  • Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Primary care experience.

  • Teaching experience in a Physician Assistant program.

  • Development of curricular content.


This position must be a self-starter, reliable and have a strong work ethic. They must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. They must have excellent organization and analytical skills including attention to detail and strong problem-solving ability.

  • Professional, academic, and administrative/management achievement.

  • Knowledge of subject matter and curricular design.

  • Knowledge of learning theory and experience applying the knowledge of instructional design.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and work in a highly collaborative environment.

  • High level critical/conceptual thinking to participate in design, development, review, and evaluation of course materials.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Dec 10, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Nichole Crockett


Posting Number 00622777

Req ID: 19650

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.