Assistant, Associate or full Professor (Tenure Track)

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Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The Department of Epidemiology of the Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for one or more faculty positions in the tenure track at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. The Department's goal is to build a multi-disciplinary faculty engaged in cutting edge epidemiological and public health research and training. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research track record in social epidemiology or the epidemiology of mental health or behavioral health disorders.

The Colorado School of Public Health was established in 2008 as a collaborative school that builds on the collective strengths of the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. It is the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2013, the Colorado SPH ranked 11th in total research funding among state-supported schools of public health, and is home to CDC, HRSA, and NIOSH-funded research and training centers. With over 127 primary faculty on the three collaborative campuses, there are over 300 students in programs leading to the MPH, MS, PhD, and DrPH degrees. Across the campuses, the Department of Epidemiology has 29 regular faculty members with many additional secondary or adjunct appointments in multiple schools and community facilities.

The new faculty position(s) would be located in the Department of Epidemiology located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which is a $4 billion state-of-the-art academic medical complex, including clinical, research, and teaching facilities that support the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and the Graduate School. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. Several centers, including the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Life-course Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center, Center for Global Health, National Mental Health Innovation Center, Latino Research and Policy Center, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Center for Work, Health and Environment, and the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center provide exceptionally rich research opportunities for faculty.

The Department of Epidemiology seeks to hire a faculty member in the tenure track. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in teaching and advancing a specific research agenda addressing one or more aspect of public health. Expectations include a mixture of teaching and mentoring, conducting funded research, and engaging in professional service.


The full-time tenure-track or tenure-eligible position will be involved with research, educational and service activities. Appointees will be expected to support, contribute, and provide leadership in trans-disciplinary collaborations campus-wide, in both research and teaching. Collaborations with other institutions nationally and internationally are also strongly encouraged.

  • We seek a candidate with training and expertise in epidemiology. We are particularly interested in the areas of social epidemiology or the epidemiology of mental health or behavioral health disorders.
  • All areas of epidemiology will be considered if a strong research and teaching mission is articulated.
  • The primary responsibilities of this position are to:
    • establish and sustain a productive research portfolio through independent external funding
    • provide outstanding educational leadership at the graduate level in the classroom and in mentoring students and contributing towards the growth of educational programs.
    • provide institutional and professional leadership and service, particularly with regard to interdisciplinary scholarship, student success, and diversity.
  • This position requires a rigorous program of independent research along with teaching at the graduate level.


The incumbent will report to Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.


None at time of hire; may supervise student workers, postdoctoral fellows and/or junior faculty as career develops.


  • Teach graduate-level courses in public health and epidemiology
  • Conduct research
  • Obtain extramural support for research and public health practice
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals
  • Mentor Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Provide academic leadership and service to the Department, School, University and profession.



  • A PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology or related disciplines, or an MD or DO with additional training in epidemiology.
  • An established independent extramurally funded program of research (for the Associate or Full Professor ranks) or demonstrated potential to establish an independent extramurally funded program of research (for the Assistant Professor rank).
  • An established record of teaching excellence (for the Associate or Full Professor ranks) or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence (for the Assistant Professor rank).


  • Relevant faculty level experience (or equivalent) in epidemiologic research, and expertise and interest in both self-initiated and collaborative research.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus that is complementary to existing research strengths of Departmental, School, and University programs in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics.
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives, including teaching students from different backgrounds with diverse life experiences and learning styles.

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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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Interested candidates may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tessa Crume ([email protected]), to discuss opportunities and qualifications prior to formal application. Review of applications will begin in September 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 14622

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 - 21434 - CSPH-Epidemiology General Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 7, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Tessa Crume, PhD

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00753302





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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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