Associate Professor-Research

Aurora, CO
Jun 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado

Associate Professor

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is seeking qualified candidates for an open rank faculty position that includes empirical research in bioethics as well as teaching and outreach on ethical conduct of research.

The primary aim of this position is to conduct empirical bioethics and health humanities research, worthy of and successful in obtaining external funding and recognition. There is a particular need for the successful candidate to be able to carry out stakeholder-engaged research in ethically-charged domains and to pursue cutting-edge research on effective methods for stakeholder engagement in research, implementation and dissemination. This position will ultimately lead campus efforts to develop evidence-based expertise on effective methodologies, equitable collaborations, and assessment of efficacy with the goal of creating long-term measurable and meaningful change in communities.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is entering an exciting new phase of growth following the completion of our home, the beautiful Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, located at the heart of the health sciences campus. Moving forward, the Center's expanding research enterprise will focus on developing, using and testing stakeholder-engaged research methods for addressing sensitive issues at the intersection of ethics, health care and policymaking.

Issues and topics that are likely to be of particular research interest include ‘big data' research, personalized medicine and biobanking, measuring the ethical climate of health care organizations, patient-engagement in shared decision making, stewardship of health care resources, and care at the beginning and end of life. Topics of special interest in the state of Colorado and at the University recently include those around legalization of recreational marijuana, nuances of inter-professional team-based training and care, and state-level consideration of physician assistance in dying legislation.

Working in close collaboration with the Director of the Center, and in tandem with investigators across the University (including the Anschutz, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses), this individual will be expected to pursue avenues of collaborative inquiry, including, partnering with others on studies of shared interest, and undertaking and spearheading research consistent with his or her own expertise. The Center has productive inter-professional relationships in place that focus on teaching, scholarship, and cutting-edge research; the goal of this position is to foster and extend those partnerships.

The Center seeks an individual with a passion for teaching with experience strongly preferred, and publications in bioethics and empirical research in bioethics. The individual will work closely with the Center's Associate Director for Education and Training to ensure effective teaching of research ethics, including programming for the University's CTSA award, research ethics consultation, and community outreach programs.


Core Qualifications
  • A doctoral degree and experience commensurate with rank in bioethics and/or health humanities research. Solid background in survey research methods strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with issues and questions in bioethics, including in the domains of data science, personalized medicine (including genetics/genomics), patient and community engagement, care at the end of life, shared decision-making and end-of-life care.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in grant-writing.
  • For advanced rank, demonstrated ability in collaborative grant writing and funding.
  • For assistant rank, willingness to participate in collaborative grant writing with the aim of substantial funding within three years.
  • Education, training and experience in the use of mixed (both qualitative and quantitative) methods for empirical inquiry.

Interviews for this position will begin in the winter of 2016. The start date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled.

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.

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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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 07006

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. Three publications
  4. 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: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 21023 - ADM-VCHA-Hlthcare Ethics-Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 30, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matthew Wynia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050327