Assistant Professor

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado – School of MedicineDivision of CardiologyAssistant Professor 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.

Your duties in this faculty position will include clinical, research, teaching, and administrative, responsibilities.  While it is not possible to specify these duties in exacting detail, a broad outline of our initial expectations follows.  These duties may be redefined after 2-3 years.

Clinical: (procedures, in-patient consultations, out-patient activities):  Your primary role as a member of the division will be as part of the clinical electrophysiology group.  In this role, our expectation would be that you will be an active participant in all EP activities.  In addition, we will ask you to participate to a limited degree in the in-patient general cardiology service (likely no more than two weeks per year).  At risk of being too prescriptive, we would imagine that you would spend two days per week in the EP lab and at least one day per week in the outpatient setting.  Additional EP service will be on the in-patient consultation service.  We have also asked the EP group to participate to a limited degree in some off-site outreach activities but will not ask you to commit to this activity at the moment.  Most clinical EP faculty participate in the EKG reading pool 3-4 weeks per year.  At the moment, we conceive of your position as residing almost entirely within the University Hospital Anschutz Medical Center footprint.  We also suspect that the components of the clinical job description will evolve over time and will be defined both by your interests and also by our needs.  It is anticipated that ~70% of your time will be devoted to clinical activities. 

Research:  Recognizing that you will have substantial clinical responsibilities, we are very committed to helping you integrate with the on-going research activities on campus.  Recognizing that your research career is in its infancy, we will provide you with a mentorship team, led by Drs. Tzou and Varosy, access to the research infrastructure that has developed within in the EP section and within the cardiology division as well as protected time for scholarship and some seed funds (see below) to facilitate your early career development.  Infrastructure includes access to data analysts, biostatisticians and the animal lab.  In addition, the division has built a clinical research infrastructure, including expertise in grants management, IRB and regulatory processes, and also a cohort of clinical trials coordinators and this resource will be freely available to you.  The division will provide a modest academic enrichment fund (AEF) of $10,000 to enhance your academic development. These funds will carry over year to year and can be used however you see fit provided they directly or indirectly enhance a research/scholarship agenda (subject to approval by the division head).  Funds unused after three years will revert back to the division.  As is the case for all faculty, it will ultimately be your responsibility to obtain funding for all expenses, work with Grants and Contracts in formulating agreements, and be compliant with all IRB and other regulatory requirements.  We would anticipate that ~25% of your time would be spent in this arena.

Teaching: Our expectation is that, in addition to your campus-wide role, you will be a key faculty member in our general cardiology training programs both in general cardiology and in EP, including actively participating in didactic activities related to cardiology trainees as well as in the education of house officers and medical students on the various clinical services.  We hope you regard this as a privilege and not a burden. 

Administration:  There are occasional administrative activities and committees that require involvement of the entire cardiology faculty and in reality, good citizenship and involvement in key committees is an important component of an academic job description and an element that factors into promotion consideration.  Our general approach has been to minimize involvement for faculty in order to ensure that they have sufficient time and focus for their own career development and this will be the case during the initial phase of your appointment.  However, given your experience in education, you may wish to take on greater administrative duties over time.  At any event, it is not anticipated that administrative responsibilities within the division of cardiology, will occupy more than 5% of your time initially.

In accordance with your position as a member of the cardiology faculty, the division will provide you with access to administrative support, including appropriate office space, computer access and secretarial help as well as the opportunity to participate in and/or attend national meetings that will enhance your career development (see AEF commitment above).  Our incentive plans have allowed us to provide supplemental academic enrichment funds annually for the past several years, but this depends on the clinical success of the overall division.

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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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.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • MD
  • Board Certified in Cardiology
Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in preclinical including animal laboratory research
  • Experience in clinical research
  •  Biostatistics training
  • Previous or active research funding
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Nov 4, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 11/6/2020
Application Due: 2/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time