Specialty Director of the Health Care Informatics Program

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing, Office of Academic Programs

Non-Tenure Clinical Teaching Faculty Position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and the Specialty Director of the Health Care Informatics Program

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 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.


A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002. 

The CU College of Nursing has an opening for a full-time Non-Tenure Track Clinical Teaching Faculty position.  This individual will also have dedicated time to serve as the Specialty Director of the Health Care Informatics Program.  This position is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing has an opening for a full-time (1.00 FTE) Non-Tenure Track Clinical Teaching Faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank.  This faculty member will also have dedicated time to serve as the Specialty Director of the Health Care Informatics Program.  Ultimately, rank will be determined based on experience and qualifications.  The successful candidate will have recent nursing or health care informatics experience and a track record of excellence in academic teaching and scholarship.  Responsibilities include participation in the teaching, practice, and service mission of the College of Nursing and the University of Colorado.  Demonstration of academic leadership such as curricular/program development is preferred. Within the College of Nursing, service and scholarship to the University and the College are an expectation of all faculty members.

This full time position involves didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities as well as administrative responsibility for the Health Care Informatics Program including securing clinical placements for graduate students. Didactic courses are taught totally online. Supervision of clinical courses includes clinical conferences using online conferencing and close communication with clinical preceptors.

Examples of work performed:
  • Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course outcomes in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment.
  • Provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace.
  • Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning, diversity and ethics as well as personal and professional development.
  • Participate in activities that promote the stature of the academic programs and the College of Nursing as well as abide by the mandates set by the University of Colorado, and the College of Nursing.
  • Helps suggest teaching assignments within the Health Care Informatics Program as well as accepting teaching assignments as determined by Assistant/Associate Dean.
  • Participates in course, curricular and program revisions / development.



  • Mastersin Nursing in Informatics or related field
  • Earneddoctorate in nursing or related field with expertise in nursing/healthcareinformatics
    Experience in academic teaching in nursing, specifically in nursing or healthcare informatics
  • Minimumof four years’ experience working in the field of nursing or health careinformatics
  • Anestablished record of clinical informatics practice and scholarship
  • Eligiblefor Colorado State Nursing License, in good standing.
  • Qualifiedfor rank of Assistant Professor or higher in the Non-Tenure Clinical TeachingTrack


  • Demonstrated academic leadership such as curricular/program development
  • Demonstratedability to collaborate successfully with inter-professional colleagues
  • On-line teaching experience
  • Informatics certification or eligibility
  • ActiveParticipation in informatics professional organizations through meetingattendance, poster or paper presentations

    Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:

  • Mustbe able to perform proficiently within a system designed to implementintegrated, inter-professional models of care delivery and evaluation ofstudent outcomes.
  • Strongcollaborative nature
  • Highlyorganized skill set
  • Studentand patient centered
  • Salary and Benefits:


    Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    The Universityof Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment forour faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented 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.

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


    Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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    Diversity and Equity:

    Please click here for information on disabilityaccommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz MedicalCampus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a cultureof inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Dec 6, 2018
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 2/9/2019
    Application Due: 5/10/2019
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