Asst Professor

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology, has an opening for 4 full-time Assistant or Associate Professors to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. This person will be a full-time attending in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and will be part of the general CICU attending rotation with associated in-house and at home call.

The position includes an academic appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine at the academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor on a tenure track. Children's Hospital Colorado is ranked number 5 nationally among the top hospitals for children. Our cardiac program is the largest in the region, providing amongst the best outcomes in the nation. We are one of the three centers in the USA that publicly reports all six metrics for transparency (STS reporting, overall volume, volume by procedure, mortality by procedure, mortality by complexity, and more than one surgeon). We have an inter-disciplinary team that offers advanced expertise in complex congenital and acquired cardiac diseases from the neonate to the young adult. The latter includes complex neonatal surgeries, an advanced heart failure, ventricular assistance and transplant program, one of the largest pulmonary hypertension programs in the USA and a highly sophisticated cardiac intensive care program. The Heart Institute allies the work of three senior cardiovascular surgeons with a host of 35 highly specialized pediatric cardiologists, intensivists, anesthetists, physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and other experts. We offer training to 9 categorical Cardiology Fellows, 1 Cardiovascular Surgery Fellow and 4 Senior Fellows including an advanced CICU Fellow, and we closely collaborate in the training of PICU, Neonatology and Anesthesia fellows. The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit admits around 750 surgical and medical patients a year. We have a state-of-the-art 16-24 bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and a 16-24 bed Cardiac step-down unit. The CICU faculty members are very productive in academic endeavors and in multiple fields of interest, and our medical staff is often invited to lecture and involved with advocacy and humanitarian work both nationally and globally.

This position will provide direct patient care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, at Children's Hospital Colorado. This position will be highly involved in teaching residents and fellows. In addition, this position will have the opportunity to participate in clinical or laboratory research.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

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.

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


Minimum Qualifications

The candidates must be board certified in pediatrics and board certified or eligible in pediatric cardiology or pediatric critical care medicine.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of Academic Medical Centers; Ability to work and collaborate across multiple sections

Preferred Qualifications

Additional formal training in pediatric cardiac intensive care or at least three years of attending level experience as a pediatric cardiac intensivist, with significant experience in complex neonatal cardiac intensive care, particularly with single ventricle physiology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. The 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 investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may also require a motor vehicle records check.

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. 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.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until positions are filled. Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. List of references Questions should be directed to

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20980 - SOM-PEDS Cardiology-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 11, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Eduardo Da Cruz

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00678452


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