Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor - Tenure Track

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Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Community and Behavioral Health

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

(Tenure Track)


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 Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position, due to begin in Fall of 2021. The Department of CBH is committed to enhancing diversity amongst our faculty and strongly encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

The successful candidate will have a strong record of original research, evidence of effective teaching skills, and expertise in community-engaged research approaches. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, externally funded research program, teach graduate courses within our MPH/DrPH programs, advise graduate students and provide service to the Department, School, and University. Research and public health practice areas of particular interest include health disparities/health equity, mental health, and dissemination and implementation science.

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health has over 60 primary  faculty across the three campuses of the school, with expertise in behavioral science, community-based participatory research, population mental health, maternal and child health, mixed methods, dissemination and implementation science, among others. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing vital contributions towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by CU Denver, CSU and UNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school.

CUAnschutz has many opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences, with centers for prevention research, Latino research and policy, cancer, outcomes research, and American Indian/Alaska Native health. CU Anschutz is located in Aurora, Colorado, a community that is racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse. 

Examples of Work Performed

Develop and obtain grants for extramural funding, resulting in a diverse funding portfolio from a mixture of federal, state, nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Collaborate with others to develop, implement and evaluate research and/or public health practice projects.

Contribute to the department and school wide efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Develop manuscripts based on research findings, and publish in top tier peer-reviewed journals.

  • Teach graduate public health courses and mentor/advise graduate students.

  • Provide service to the Department, School and University by serving on committees and other activities.

  • Supervision Received

    This position will be supervised by Jenn Leiferman, PhD, Professor & Chair of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health.


    Supervision Exercised

    The successful candidate may supervise other employees at time of hire, and may supervise additional student workers, professional research assistants, postdoctoral fellows and/or junior faculty as his/her career develops.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:Ability to conduct rigorous community or behavioral health research in diverse communities using best practices for community engagement.

    Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to be culturally responsive and exercising cultural humility while communicating appropriately and effectively with diverse audiences

    Ability to work both independently and as a part of teams

    Demonstrated commitment to promoting health equity and/or health justice.

    Does this position have fiscal responsibility?

    Yes. Fiscal responsibilities related to specific grant activities, as assigned.


    The Salary range for this position has been established at $95,000 to $200,000 and actual salary will be commensurate with rank, skills and experience.

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    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 checks for all new employees prior to their 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.

    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 oriented doctoral degree in public health, sociology, psychology, anthropology, or related disciplineResearch experience in community and behavioral health using community-engaged approachesExperience teaching undergraduate or graduate studentsPeer-reviewed journal articles as first, second, or last author.In addition:

    Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor must have at least one year of experience in a post-doctoral fellowship or similar research position with high potential to develop an independent research portfolio.  Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor must have an established externally funded research portfolioPreferred Qualifications

  • Collaboration as co-investigator on externally funded research (Assistant Professor) or multiple principal investigator grants in the candidate’s research area as well as performance indicative of an established national reputation (Associate Professor / Professor).

  • A record of accomplishment mentoring and teaching students from all backgrounds

    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Dec 16, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/17/2020
    Application Due: 2/21/2021
    Work Type: Full Time