Behavioral Science in Health Research Core Leader - Open Rank

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Behavioral Science in Health Research Core Leader - Open Rank

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.

Nature of Work

The Department of Family Medicine and the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado seek a faculty member with health-related research experience and expertise in behavioral science. Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor are preferred, but candidates at the Assistant Professor level with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience will be given full consideration. Specific areas of interest include expertise in the development of behavioral interventions to improve health either at the individual or at the systems level, health communications to change behavior, and behavioral economics. Experience in the areas of obesity prevention in childhood, immunization delivery, patient-centered/shared decision making for preference sensitive conditions, behavioral-physical health integration, or chronic disease prevention and management would be advantageous.

This faculty position will have their academic affiliation in the Department of Family Medicine (or another Department within the School of Medicine if more appropriate to their research focus) and will lead a newly established Behavioral Science in Health Research Core in ACCORDS, a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and T3-T4 translational research that is jointly funded by the School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute. ACCORDS serves as the focal point for health care professionals, researchers and analysts from across the Anschutz Medical Campus to foster multidisciplinary collaborations that bring together our campus' diverse skills and talents to pursue health services research and education. In addition, ACCORDS cultivates strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, UCHealth , other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies. ACCORDS has programs in Dissemination and Implementation Science, Patient-Centered Decision Making, Education, and Community Engagement and Outreach, as well as cores in Qualitative Science, Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), Biostatistics for Health Services Research, and Mobile Health and Health Information Technology (HIT).

The successful candidate will lead the ACCORDS Behavioral Science in Health Research Core and have opportunities to collaborate with over 70 ACCORDS affiliated faculty and other health services researchers from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health, Dental Medicine and the College of Nursing. In addition to leading this research core, the candidate will develop and conduct original research in behavioral sciences, lead and support proposals to secure external funding, and contribute to our educational mission including teaching and consulting with post-docs and faculty across the various ACCORDS sponsored fellowships and other educational programs across campus.

The Department of Family Medicine is one of the premier primary care research departments in the US and internationally. Research programs in the Department include programs in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Community Engaged Research, Implementation Science, Integrated Behavioral Health, Practice Innovation, and Practice-Based Research Networks.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, to start as soon as possible. The Behavioral Science in Health Research Core will be essential in achieving ACCORDS's research and educational missions.

This posting seeks experienced individuals with prior independent research experience and funding. Experience at the federal level (e.g., R awards at NIH/AHRQ or equivalent) is required. The position will involve significant consulting with and mentoring other faculty on relevant research methods, grant applications, and publications. The rank of appointment, within the School of Medicine will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities / Examples of Work Performed

  • Develop and direct a Behavioral Science in Health Research Core within ACCORDS. The purpose of the Core is to provide mentorship and consultation for faculty and fellows, work collaboratively to support proposal development, secure external funding and publication activities as well as to develop a funded research program focusing on behavioral sciences in health.
  • Serve as a mentor for faculty career development awards at ACCORDS
  • Serve as a co-investigator on other research studies and direct an independent research program
  • Serve on ACCORDS and university committees as a faculty representative

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.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A research doctoral degree in sociology, psychology, economics, public health, or other social and behavioral sciences and related disciplines with research experience focusing on health behaviors and behavior change at the individual or organizational level
  • Demonstrated success in establishing an independent program of research funding
  • A portfolio of peer reviewed publications in behavioral science, public health and/or medical journals
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Expertise in developing and conducting behavioral science research in health
  • Demonstrated skills in grant acquisition and management, particularly at the federal level (e.g., NIH, AHRQ)
  • Demonstrated record of peer reviewed publications in behavioral science, public health and/or medical journals
  • Willingness and ability to provide behavioral science expertise to other health research studies
  • Willingness and ability to provide mentoring to junior faculty and fellows
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Desired Qualifications
  • Associate Professor rank or higher
  • R01 or equivalent federal funding in the area of behavioral science in health
  • At least five years postdoctoral experience in an academic setting or research institute

Special Instructions to Applicants:A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

This position will be filled at the appropriate rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) as determined by experience.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must include: 1) A cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in the position specifically addressing the job requirements and outlines the applicant's qualifications relative to these requirements 2) A current Curriculum Vitae 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for five professional references, in a separate document if not already listed on CV.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20148 - SOM-Family Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 18, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mark Gritz

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00757296





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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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