Asst Professor

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Assistant Professor

Position # [743743] - Requisition # [12838]

The Digestive Health Institute of Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the University of Colorado School of Medicine are seeking a BC/BE pediatric gastroenterologist for a full time Assistant Professor faculty position based out of our main Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. The successful candidate will devote approximately 50% of time dedicated to clinical care of Celiac Disease patients, and up to 50% of time to clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado and its network of care facilities. Responsibilities will include outpatient clinical evaluation and management of patients with pediatric gastrointestinal and liver diseases, inpatient attending and consultations on our GI Service, and performing the full range of gastrointestinal procedures. In addition, education and teaching of pediatric residents, pediatric gastroenterology fellows, students, and others will be an important responsibility. The successful candidate will have an academic interest in pediatric celiac disease; experience and knowledge of all pediatric Gastrointestinal and Hepatology disorders; demonstrated skills in the full gamut of pediatric GI endoscopic and other procedures; excellent teaching and education skills, and excellent communication skills. The candidate will also have completed fellowship in good standing in Pediatric Gastroenterology at RRC-approved fellowship program (or equivalent), MD (or equivalent) degree and American Board of Pediatrics Certified in Pediatrics. The successful candidate will join an expanding group of collaborative, dedicated academic pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists in a program at one of the top 10 Children's Hospitals in the United States (

The Section is currently composed of 24 MD (including 6 hepatologists) and 6 PhD faculty members, 9 fellows in an NIH T32-funded training program, 5 Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistants, and a large team of nurses, dieticians, social workers, psychologists, transplant coordinators and support staff with the common mission of improving the digestive health of children. Highest quality patient care, cutting-edge research and career development and training are all of highest priority. The Section includes specialized Centers or Programs in liver disease and transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic GI diseases, celiac disease, intestinal rehabilitation, aerodigestive disorders, neurogastroenterology and motility, and pancreatic disease and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. The Section has over 16,000 annual patient visits performs over 4,000 procedures within a busy endoscopy and GI procedures program. Salary will be based on rank and includes an excellent benefits package. The Section receives nearly $4 million of grant support each year that supports research in a variety of GI, hepatology and nutrition areas. All faculty appointments are within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, one of the top public medical schools in the nation. Children's Colorado ( is located in a 440 bed facility, adjacent to the SOM and the adult hospital, on the Anschutz Medical Campus east of Denver. Numerous campus resources are available to support basic, clinical and translational research, including an NIH-funded CTSA program which includes a specific Pediatric Clinical Translational Research Center at CHCO. Denver is a wonderful place to live and is rated one of the top cities for families and for lifestyle. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. 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 receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. 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. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional 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. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also 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.

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.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $165,000 to $216,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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. 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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Nature of Work

Patient care, clinical or translational research, teaching

Examples of Work Performed

Patient care in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Diseases at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Main Campus and Network of Care Clinics, including inpatient attending and outpatient clinics, as well as performing the full range of gastrointestinal procedures, including performance of procedures at CHCO Network of Care facilities. Performing clinical or translational research in gastrointestinal disorders. The position is a full-time (1.0 FTE ) faculty position that will spend the majority of time in clinical care and assist to develop a Center of Excellence in Pediatric Celiac Disease. The successful candidate will have a clinical and research focus in GI diseases, and be experienced in the full gamut of pediatric GI disorders and GI procedures. Education and teaching of pediatric residents, pediatric gastroenterology fellows, students, and others.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completed fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at RRC-approved fellowship (or equivalent),
  • MD degree and American Board of Pediatrics Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Board Eligible or certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology or Transplant Hepatology.
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of all pediatric GI disorders
  • Demonstrated skills in the full gamut of pediatric GI endoscopic and other procedures
  • Excellent teaching and education skills,\
  • Knowledge and training of pediatric gastroenterology
  • Understanding of the performance of research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in busy clinical service for at least 3 years
  • Previous experience teaching residents and fellows
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals in pediatric gastroenterology or related fields. Clinical and academic interest in Celiac Disease.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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 an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. 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, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is closed. When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. 4. Professional recommendation letters

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20936 - SOM-PEDS Gastro-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 9, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 14, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Ronald Sokol, MD

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743743





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Posted: 3/10/2018
Application Due: 3/15/2018
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