Associate Professor

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Associate Professor

The Department of Orthopedics is actively searching for a mid-career scientist with an interest in basic and/or translational research related to musculoskeletal disorders. Applicants should have a strong record of research funding and publication. The successful candidate will be expected to continue an independent research program with their current grant funding and with a future of sustainable funding potential and programmatic growth within the department. Research will include wet bench laboratory work and may also include bioengineering and potentially clinical investigation. A broad range of musculoskeletal research activities is acceptable provided there is an emphasis on eventual clinical applicability/translation of research. This faculty appointment would ideally be at the Associate Professor level (other levels considered).

The University of Colorado Denver is located on a new $2.5 billion dollar campus that combines state of the art medical facilities and basic science research. The Department of Orthopedics has several laboratories for basic research (Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biomechanics, and Gait and Movement Analysis). The department conducts basic, translational, and clinical research on adult reconstruction, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fracture repair, growth plate repair, lower back pain, scoliosis, metabolism, prosthesis design and other orthopedic topics. Research is conducted by junior and senior faculty members, residents, medical students and graduate students.


  • Strong support and collaboration from orthopedic clinical faculty
  • Wet bench laboratory space
  • Biomechanics laboratory
  • Animal facilities
  • A large number of core facilities that provide additional technical support to advance research

Local intellectual support and collaborative opportunities

  • Within the University of Colorado Denver including other departments such as Bioengineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pediatrics and more.
  • On the Anschutz Medical Campus including other institutes such as University Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the Veterans Affairs.
  • Nearby such as our Downtown Campus, CU Boulder, University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University (including School of Veterinary Medicine).


  • Continue to actively obtain substantial research funds
  • Collaboration with Orthopedic faculty
  • Attendance at monthly faculty meetings, monthly Grand Rounds, and Annual Faculty Retreat
  • Participation in department and institutional committees
  • 2-3 lectures per year to residents and other CU students/trainees
  • Mentoring of trainees and junior faculty
  • Membership in the University of Colorado Medicine (formerly UPI)
  • Abide by State of Colorado rules and policies.


Minimum requirements:

  • To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Have received a PhD, DVM, MD, DO or from an accredited institution
  • Must be eligible to submit applications to NIH, NSF, and DOD funding agencies
  • Must complete the application requirements listed below

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to move with research funds
  • Experience mentoring of trainees and junior faculty

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: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. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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. Some positions may also require a motor vehicle records check.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin June 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Required Application Materials: 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. 3 page scientific proposal of your research program including its relevance to the mission of the Colorado Department of Orthopedics 4. A description of your current career goals, your 5-year career goals and your 10-year career goals 5. Statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (~500 words) 6. Names and contact information of at least 3 references Questions should be directed to [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Karen King

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00610937





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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 12/20/2018
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