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University of Colorado - School of Medicine



The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) and The Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) seek a Director of Pediatric Diabetes Services. The successful candidate will be a Professor or Associate Professor with outstanding experience in clinical program development, clinical skills in pediatric diabetes, and with significant accomplishments in research. The BDC is an institute of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The University of Colorado 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.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. 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. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers.

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.

CU Anschutz ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and inter-professional 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. Faculty members 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.

Job Summary:

Founded in 1978, The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) is a premiere clinical and research diabetes institute. BDC provides unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and biomedical scientists working to help patients with diabetes. With 7,000 active type 1 diabetes patients, BDC is one of the largest diabetes programs in the world serving both children and adults. The primary academic appointments of BDC faculty are in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. BDC is located in a dedicated building on the CU Anschutz Campus. Clinical, research, philanthropy and service income contribute to an annual budget of $25 million. BDC is supported by the Children's Diabetes Foundation, CHCO Foundation, and CU Foundation endowments.

This position will oversee the Pediatric Diabetes Division of the BDC that provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to approximately 4,000 children including 80% of those living in Colorado, many from the Rocky Mountain Region as well as national and international referrals. The Children's Diabetes Foundation has generously supported this mission since 1977. The BDC faculty also provides inpatient care for children with diabetes admitted to the CHCO. This position is supported by the Wagner Family Chair in Childhood Diabetes from the CHCO Foundation.

The Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), founded in 1908, is a not-for-profit, regional, acute care teaching facility that offers a full spectrum of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary services and has consistently been ranked one of the best children's hospitals in the U.S.

Job Responsibilities:

The Director will provide oversight of BDC Pediatric Diabetes Division's clinical, research, and education programs as well as community service. This position will be responsible for organization and delivery of outpatient pediatric diabetes care at BDC and outreach sites as well as inpatient care at CHCO. This position currently supervises 12 tenure-track faculty, 7 advanced practice providers, and 60 allied medical and administrative staff. The Director is the primary liaison for diabetes care between the CHCO and the BDC (20% time effort). The Director will actively participate in leadership of jointly funded Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program that includes 6 fellows. This position reports to the Executive Director of the BDC.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board Certification in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • Excellent clinical and communication skills.
  • Nationwide recognition for accomplishments in pediatric diabetes care, research or service.
  • Proven administrative and leadership abilities.
  • Strong commitment to education and advocacy.

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:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at CU Careers . Review of applications will begin October 23rd, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: CU Careers and attach: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) List of References Questions should be directed to the Chair of the search committee: Professor Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, MD at [email protected] or at 303.724.9787. 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.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20061 - SOM-Barbara Davis Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 11, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00739830





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