Associate Professor

Aurora, CO
Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Associate Professor

The Department of Orthopedics is actively initiating a search for a senior level clinician scientist with an interest in translational medicine related to MS disease. Applicants should have a strong record of research experience and a publication record. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent research program. Research includes wet bench laboratory work, bioengineering work, and clinical outcomes/effectiveness work. The clinician scientist model is developed to provide protected time for research, to enable clinical research, and develop a strong research mentorship.

The University of Colorado Denver is located on a new $2.5 billion dollar campus that combines state of the art medical facilities and basic science research. The Department of Orthopedics has several laboratories for basic research (Musculoskeletal Disorders, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biomechanics, and Gait and Movement Analysis). The department conducts basic, translational, and clinical research on adult reconstruction, fracture repair, lower back pain, scoliosis, metabolism, prosthesis design and other orthopedic topics. Research is conducted by junior and senior faculty members, residents, medical students and graduate students.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have received an MD, DO or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution
  • Must be willing to be involved in both clinical and research activities
  • Have a valid, active US medical license at the time of application

Applicants must exhibit one or more of the following:

  • PhD, MPH, MS or equivalent experience.
  • Completed a dedicated research fellowship.
  • Have 2 peer review letters from fellowship and 2 references directed to core competency related to research field

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.

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Candidates must also provide: -Personal Statement: Provide a short statement approximately 500-words (not to exceed 3900 characters) including the following information: Statement of potential impact on your career Statement of potential impact on orthopedics -Provide a description of your current career goals, your 5-year career goals and your 10-year career goals -3 letters of recommendation -3 page scientific proposal including Abstract (1/2 page), specific aims ( 1page) , research plan1 ½ - 2 pages) and relevance to the mission of the Department of Orthopedics Colorado (1/4-1/2 page)

Review of applications will begin February 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08360

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20259 - SOM-Orthopedics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 28, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jodi Naylor

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00610937


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