Assistant/Associate Professor-Research

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University of Colorado

Open Rank Professor of Bioethics and Humanities

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado is seeking qualified candidates for 2-3 new positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor focusing on empirical research in bioethics and/or health humanities.

The primary role and responsibility for these new faculty will be conducting empirical research in bioethics and/or health humanities that is worthy of and successful in obtaining external funding, presentation at national and international professional meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals. Other responsibilities will include patient care for clinicians, teaching and service to the institution. Faculty appointments will be made in the appropriate department(s) based on candidates' professional background and areas of interest.

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities is entering an exciting new phase of growth and is greatly expanding our research enterprise though the hiring of new faculty, adding research support staff, developing an empirical research-focused post-doctoral training program, and expanding our educational offerings in the areas of research methods, research ethics and academic scholarship.

Research issues and topics that are of interest and relevance include, but are not limited to, ethical issues associated with: shared decision making, informed consent, methods for engaging patients and other stakeholders, use of narrative methods for teaching and practice, stewardship of health care resources, physician professionalism, public health ethics, big data, assessment of value, measurement of the ethical climate in organizations, transplant ethics, genetics, and end of life care. Topics of special interest in the state of Colorado and at the University recently include those around medical aid in dying, legalization of recreational marijuana and nuances of inter-professional team-based training.

Working in close collaboration with the Center's leadership, and in tandem with experienced investigators across the University (including the Anschutz, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses), successful candidates will be expected to pursue avenues of collaborative inquiry, including partnering with others on studies of shared interest and undertaking and spearheading research consistent with his or her own expertise. The Center has productive inter-professional relationships in place that focus on teaching, scholarship, and cutting-edge research; the goal of this position is to foster and extend those partnerships.

The Center seeks individuals with a passion for research and with experience strongly preferred, including publications related to empirical research in bioethics and/or health humanities. When hired, these individuals will work closely with the Center's leadership to ensure they have access to high quality mentoring, institutional resources, teaching opportunities, and protected time to engage in research.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree (MD, JD, PhD, ScD, DPH, etc.) and experience commensurate with rank in bioethics and/or health humanities research;
  • Demonstrated competence in one of more research methodologies including intervention research, surveys, qualitative research (individual and focus groups), mixed methods, case studies, experimental designs, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, quantitative analysis of large datasets, and anthropological approaches;
  • Formal training in ethics and/or demonstrated familiarity with current and historical issues in bioethics and/or the health humanities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in grant-writing;
  • For candidates who have yet to receive a K award (or similar research training support), a willingness to participate in collaborative grant writing with the aim of receiving a K award (or other research support) within 1-3 years.
  • For candidates who have completed a K award (or similar research training support) a willingness to transition into R01 or R21 level funding within 1-3 years

Interviews for these positions will begin immediately. The start date is flexible and the positions will remain open until filled.

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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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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 13695

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: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 21023 - ADM-VCHA-Hlthcare Ethics-Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 24, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Eric G. Campbell

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00050327





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/21/2019
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