Associate Professor

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Associate Professor

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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. CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. It ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research and was designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional education. There are two well established tertiary/quaternary hospitals on campus, including the Children's Hospital of Colorado (CHCO) and the University of Colorado Hospital. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University/campus receives over $400 million in research awards each year. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The Department of Pathology contains ~ 100 faculty, from basic science researcher to state of the art physician scientists. One of our major affiliate hospitals, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, is an independently owned and administered not-for-profit hospital system with 479 in patient beds, that is consistently ranked in the top 10 amongst pediatric hospitals nationwide. Pathology and laboratory medicine at the Children's Hospital of Colorado (CHCO) is provided by 10 subspecialized physicians, scientists, and numerous highly skilled medical technologists and staff.

Nature of Work:

We seek a full-time faculty member at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level, to assume leadership (Vice Chair) the pediatric pathology practice and faculty at the Children's Hospital Colorado. The Vice-Chair of Pediatric Pathology will administratively and academically oversee the practice and faculty within the department and university. He/she will promote a shared departmental and Children's Hospital of Colorado vision, mission and values. The successful candidate will be certified by the American Board of Pathology in Pediatric Pathology (or equivalent) with substantial practice and leadership experience in the field. Subspecialty expertise in hematopathology, neuropathology, informatics, and/or molecular pathology is desirable. Individuals with substantial academic and/or research accomplishments eligible to be hired into a tenure track position are particularly sought.

Examples of Work Performed:

Administrative, teaching, research and service responsibilities include:

Administration and Leadership:

The Vice Chair of Pediatric Pathology for the Department of Pathology will be the Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Colorado (CHCO). He/she will longitudinally assess the needs of Pediatric Pathology Faculty and CHCO laboratories, engage in strategic planning, and facilitate growth and differentiation of the practice to best serve the needs of CHCO and its patients. He/she will engage, connect and communicate between the aforementioned affiliated organizations seeking to align and interconnect the various academic, medical and educational missions of the Department of Pathology, the CU School of Medicine, and CHCO.

The Vice Chair will perform the administrative duties of financial planning, evaluative processes and strategic planning, recruitment, and retention in addition to their clinical, research, educational and research role. Critical thinking, professional demeanor, bi-directional communication, transparency, accountability and passionate engagement in Pediatric Pathology are expected. Data directed decision making, using benchmark and institutional metrics will be required. The Vice-Chair must promote and maintain an academic service-oriented multidisciplinary environment, emphasizing quality and safety, fiduciary responsibility, team attitude, and service. A vision for growth and operational aims to achieve these expectations is to be developed.

The Vice Chair of Pediatric Pathology will report directly to the Chair of the Department on all faculty and trainee matters, including patient care, education and research. For administrative and managerial matters related to CHCO laboratories, the Vice-Chair will partner with CHCO laboratory leaders on an ongoing basis, engage and report to CHCO leadership on a regular and well defined basis.


The Vice Chair or their designee will work closely with educational leadership of the SOM and DOP, including: the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Pathology, the Director and Associate Directors of the Residency Program to enhance, continually improve and integrate educational programs associated with Pediatric Pathology and the Department of Pathology. He/she will also facilitate educational and lifelong learning opportunities for the Department of Pediatrics and other faculty, ancillary health care providers, hospital and laboratory staff to create a data driven learning environment based on evidence based medicine and the mission, vision and values of all parties.

Clinical Services:

The Vice Chair will engage in and promote outstanding, patient focused and evidence based Pediatric Pathology. He/she will represent Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to the other major CHCO clinical services, continuously assessing clinical needs and test development in the context of furthering institutional/programmatic goals with responsibility toward resource stewardship and patient outcomes. The Vice Chair will assess faculty performance and transmit criteria for clinical privileges and credentialing for faculty who practice pathology at CHCO, including subspecialty consultants or part time faculty primarily based at other affiliated departmental institutions. He/she will ensure the maintenance of quality control programs for AP and CP, as required by a wide array of regulatory bodies such as the FDA, the College of American Pathologists, and others. Further details regarding authority, accountability and responsibilities will be detailed in the employment contract.


Minimum Requirements:

MD or MD/PhD degree (or equivalent, DO), be certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Pediatric Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Candidates must qualify for a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado, obtain credentials with CHCO, and become a member of CU Medicine. At least two years of leadership experience and 7 years of practice in Pediatric Pathology are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Subspecialty expertise in hematopathology, neuropathology, informatics, and/or molecular pathology. A strong academic record of accomplishments, including scholarly work, publications, basic to translational research, numerous presentations and a national reputation in Pediatric Pathology or a subspecialty area related to the subspecialty.

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10397

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 - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Matt Bilby

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00681694


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