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University of Colorado Open Rank Professor- Palliative Care in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver

Department of Neurology | Palliative Care

Open Rank- Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Position # 00782319

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 Neurology at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking to recruit a dynamic candidate to expand its clinical and basic science research programs within our Palliative Care Section . The position is full-time faculty, with the opportunity for academic promotion, which is determined on criteria of demonstrated excellence in the areas of education, research, clinical care, and community service. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, communicative, caring, detail oriented, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated. Rank is determined based on knowledge and experience.

The position is located at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus . Hours will be dependent on business need (i.e., patient volume, schedules, research study needs). We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100-degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the University’s School of Medicine was awarded more than $516.2 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.

Palliative Care Section

The Palliative Care section provides support to patients and their families who have symptoms and stress of incurable neurologic diseases. Successful candidates will be responsible for the highest level of patient care for those suffering from serious and chronic illnesses such as dementia, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, along with educating the next generation of clinicians and researchers in the field. This position will closely collaborate with each patient’s primary care provider, other faculty, advanced practice providers, nurses, and staff to assist in pain and symptom management, navigating the healthcare system, guidance with complex treatments, emotional support and advocate towards community resources.

Job Responsibilities :

Responsibilities in include but are not limited to the following:

The duties in this faculty position will include teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research of clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Section Chief.

Clinical duties may include responsibilities at the faculty level for the in-patient / out-patient services as well as consultations, and emergency consultation of the Neurology Department. While on service, obligations will include supervision of residents and medical students, supervision of patient procedures, and teaching of the house-staff as well as students.

Teaching activities including attending neurology services, leading teaching conferences, and training medical students, residents, and fellows.

Administrative responsibilities will include data entry into hospital systems, development of critical pathways, committee work, and projects aimed at improving the specialty and department mission. It is assumed the bulk of this non-clinical time will be spent working toward the production of scholarship activities. Attendance at the meetings and educational events of the department and specialty programs is expected. Other duties may be assigned as need arises.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at:

Assistant Professor – $160,000 – $225,000

Associate Professor- $187,000 - $242,000

Professor – $210,000 - $300,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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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Office of Equity:

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:

Assistant Professor

  • MD degree

  • Applicants must be Board Certified or eligible to be board certified before start date

  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date

Associate Professor

  • MD degree

  • Applicants must be Board Certified or eligible to be board certified before start date

  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date


  • MD degree

  • Applicants must be Board Certified or eligible to be board certified before start date

  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Completed fellowship training in a Neurological specialty

  • A record of previous or current research funding is highly desirable.

  • Additional board certifications eligibility

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures.

  • Patient Privacy rights and patient safety as well as excellent patient rapport

  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude

  • Empathetic to patients with chronic illnesses

  • Great attention to detail and quality

  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner

  • Practices and follows good documentation processes

  • Dedication to professional development and life-long learning

  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and to think on your feet

  • Experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Apr 7, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Joshua Schwab

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00782319

Req ID: 20766

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.