Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Health Professions Professional/Faculty

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University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts &Science

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Health Professions Professional/Faculty

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Health Professions Office at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) downtown campus seek to hire a faculty member at open rank who has an established research record that would meet tenure or near-tenure qualifications in one of the departments in CLAS (see list of CLAS departments and programs here: ). The successful candidate will have experience teaching, research that complements the appointing department and experience working with students in preparation for applying to health professions graduate programs.

In this position, the successful candidate is expected to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, maintain an active research program in the area of their expertise, and contribute to a growing and robust Health Professions Advising program. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to mentor students in support of diversity and inclusion. The teaching load for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty is up to four courses per year, but with 50% responsibility in the Health Professions Advising program, the teaching load in this position will be at most two courses per year.

CU Denver and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has a strong commitment to building an inclusive environment for STEM education and for assisting students who wish to enter the clinical health professions as well as non-clinical careers in health more broadly as part of an office that serves as many as 1300 students per year. CU Denver is part of the National Science Foundation's Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES), and a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Grant for enhancing equity in science education. Our student body of 15,000 is diverse: among our undergraduates, 52% percent are women and 43% are students of color, including 57% of the freshman class.Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life and is described further at Denver Anschutz Diversity Strategic Priority.pdf.

The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university comprised of the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offering over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in over $420 million annually in sponsored research. The Denver Campus is located in downtown Denver on the Auraria Higher Education Center next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, the Performing Arts Center, and city and state government offices. This position will be located on the downtown Denver Campus and will work collaboratively with programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in any discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, teaching and/or student mentoring experience and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications are required. We encourage faculty with a broad range of health-related research interests to apply. The candidate must be self-motivated, able work collaboratively with faculty members in their department of expertise and throughout the University. The successful applicant must be able to advocate for students and serve as a liaison for the health professions program in the community and other academic settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience advising pre-health or health professions students, familiarity with the processes for application to health professions programs including writing of personal statements, test preparation, interviewing, and application completion. A record of inclusive mentoring and teaching are highly desirable qualifications. In addition, a record of research that would qualify for tenure within a candidates's home department is desirable. A candidate with strong interpersonal and communication skills is preferred.

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:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 13906

Review of applications begins August 15, 2018 and continues until filled

Questions regarding the position should be directed to CLAS Associate Dean Laura Argys, at [email protected]

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Candidates will be asked before references are contacted.

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

Application Materials Instructions:
Applications must include the following, and should address past efforts and future plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cover letter, research, or teaching statements:

  1. A cover letter addressing the position requirements and summarizing the qualifications of the applicant.
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A one-page advising/mentoring statement describing previous experience working with pre-health or health professions students.
  4. A one-page research statement, describing research interests, accomplishments, and future plans.
  5. A one-page teaching statement, describing teaching philosophy, courses taught, mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduate students, and potential courses to be taught.
  6. The names, addresses, and daytime phone numbers for three professional references.

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Denver

    Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30087 - College Liberal Arts & Science

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Jun 20, 2018

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Dr. Laura Argys

    Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

    Position Number: 00682126





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Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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