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University of Colorado - School of Medicine


The University of Colorado School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for Chair of the Department of Orthopedics.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the Rocky Mountain region's premier academic medical center. The faculty of the CU School of Medicine provide outstanding clinical care combined with highly productive research and educational programs. The School's growing clinical practice provides a strong financial base for world-class health sciences research and educational activities on a new medical campus that includes nationally top-ranked adult and pediatric hospitals. In 2017, the School's total annual revenue was $1.4 billion, including nearly $300 million in research grants and contracts.

The Department of Orthopedics has 160 faculty members who handled 173,219 patient visits and 21,750 surgical cases in 2017. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home base for the Department, which consists of eight sections: Adult Reconstruction, Hand and Upper Extremity, Foot and Ankle, Orthopedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine, Sports Medicine and Trauma and Fracture Surgery. The Department has partnerships with four of the best hospital systems in Colorado: UCHealth, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health and the Veterans' Affairs hospital. U.S. New and World Report consistently ranks the orthopedics care provided by faculty at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Colorado, which are both on the Anschutz Medical Campus, among the best in the country. Adjacent to the campus, a new VA hospital is scheduled to open in 2018.

The Department has expanded its clinical operations throughout the community. In 2018, UCHealth will break ground on a new state-of-the-art center in Denver's growing southern suburbs. The Department's CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder had more than 47,000 visits in 2016, just its second year in operation. The Department's surgeons also are head team physicians for five of Colorado's professional sports teams and local college teams, reflecting the expertise and quality of care they provide. The Department will also have operations in the Children's Colorado facilities in the southern suburbs of Denver and in Colorado Springs.

The Department is committed to the School's research and educational missions, with more than $3.5 million in funded basic and translational research projects, including programs identifying genetic variations that contribute to scoliosis, developing regenerative medicine approaches to treat pediatric injuries, and demonstrating effects of comorbid conditions on musculoskeletal health, disease, and repair. In 2017, the Department's faculty trained more than 250 medical students and ran the CU Orthopedics Residency program, which accepts seven residents per year, along with 12 fellows.

The Chair of the Department of Orthopedics reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine and serves on the School of Medicine Executive Committee. The Chair of Orthopedics will have leadership skills suitable for leading a world-class department with a robust clinical operation. The Chair will be responsible for leading additional growth in the Department's research portfolio and enhancing collaborative research throughout the School of Medicine and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Chair will also oversee, maintain and enhance diversity among faculty, trainees and staff in the Department, enhance excellence in the Department's educational programs and assure transparency in the Department's administration, management, budgetary planning and implementation.


Minimum Requirements:

M.D. or D.O. with board certification in Orthopedics with a record of professional accomplishments on a national and international scale, with a strong focus on clinical and research success, meeting the requirements for a faculty appointment at the Professor level.

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:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12521

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:First consideration will be given to applications received by March 16, 2018. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Carolyn Goble at [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

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

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Feb 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carolyn Goble

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00659124





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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