Assistant Professor

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Assistant 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

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 Department of Pathology includes about 100 faculty, from basic science researcher to state-of-the-art physician-scientists. One of our major affiliate hospitals, CHCO, is an independently owned and administered not-for-profit hospital system with 479 inpatient beds, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 amongst pediatric hospitals nationwide. Pathology and laboratory medicine at CHCO is provided by 10 subspecialized pathologists (many of whom hold multiple board certifications), clinical scientists, and numerous highly skilled medical technologists and staff. Faculty include 7 board certified pediatric pathologists, 2 molecular pathologists, 2 hematopathologists, 1 neuropathologist, 2 transfusion medicine physicians, and 1 chemical pathologist. The anatomic pathology service processes over 7000 surgical pathology specimens, with network of care expansion occurring within the next months to include an additional 2-3000 specimens. Each year over 600 bone marrow biopsies, over 300 neuropathology specimens, and 50-70 autopsies are received. The molecular diagnostics lab processes more than 5000 specimens each year, with current expansion planning to include multiple NGS panels for heritable disease, leukemia, and solid tumor testing. The clinical laboratory performs high complexity testing with a comprehensive testing menu, processing over 1.2 million specimens each year. 

Nature of Work:

This position is a Joint CHCO and UCH position, Neonatal and Pediatric Pathology at CHCO and Medical Autopsy, Neonatal and Anatomic Pathology in Departmental AP lab, UCH. The Department of Pathology seeks a full time Faculty member (Assistant Professor) whose role will be to serve as an expert in Perinatal Pathology. Perinatal Pathology is a unique subspecialty within Pediatric Pathology.  CHCO has need of this expertise with growing Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) programs, particularly for placental evaluation (critical in twin-twin transfusion procedures) and for other fetal pathology/autopsy. Pediatric and perinatal autopsies remain an important part of hospital quality, departmental morbidity and mortality conferences, and caring for families who have lost a child. Multiple studies have shown that autopsies still reveal unexpected findings in up to 30% of cases, underscoring their continued value, in addition to general medical education. The designated autopsy director would help support these programs as well as our successful pediatric pathology fellowship and pathology residency perinatal autopsy component, by providing; 1) focused oversight, and 2) a dedicated faculty member to perform the bulk of these cases. This position is an academic post, hence scholarly activities and teaching are expected and time for these activities will be provided.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate for this position has been established at $195,000.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

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.

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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:

    Advanced degree (MD) in biological scienceBoard-certified or board-eligible for the American Board of Pathology subspecialty board certification in Pediatric Pathology.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Additional board certification in another area of pathology is desirable but not required.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 2/28/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time