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Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology



The University of Colorado 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 Epidemiology of the Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for one or more full-time faculty positions in the tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The Department’s goal is to build a multi-disciplinary faculty engaged in cutting edge epidemiological and public health research and training. While all applicants with strong research and teaching portfolios will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates with the following research focus: tobacco/vaping/substance use, environmental, injury, ‘omics, or life-course epidemiology.

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.

Across the campuses, the Department of Epidemiology has over 40 regular faculty members with many additional secondary, clinical, or adjunct appointments in multiple schools and community facilities.  

The new faculty position(s) will be located in the Department of Epidemiology on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. 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. CU Anschutz has many opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences, with centers for prevention research, Latino research and policy, cancer, life-course epidemiology, outcomes research, and American Indian/Alaska Native health. The Department of Epidemiology at CU Anschutz offers MPH, MS, PhD and DrPH degrees. CU Anschutz is located in Aurora, Colorado, a community that is racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse. The Department of Epidemiology is committed to enhancing diversity amongst our faculty and strongly encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.  

Candidates must demonstrate expertise in teaching and advancing a specific research agenda addressing one or more aspect of public health. Expectations include a mixture of teaching and mentoring, conducting funded research, and engaging in professional service.

Supervision ReceivedThe incumbent will report to Jill Norris, MPH, PhD, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.

Supervision Exercised

None at time of hire; may supervise student workers, postdoctoral fellows and/or junior faculty as career develops.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Teach graduate-level courses in public health and epidemiology.
  • Conduct research.
  • Obtain extramural support for research and public health practice.
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals.
  • Mentor Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Provide academic leadership and service to the Department, School, University, and profession.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesTo be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Ability to conduct rigorous epidemiological and public health research in diverse communities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting health equity.
  • Ability to teach and mentor students.
Salary and BenefitsThe salary range for these positions has been established at: 

Assistant Professor - $100,000 to $125,000

Associate Professor- $125,000 to $160,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, rank, internal equity, experience, education, and area of expertise. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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 | 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

Assistant Professor:

    A PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology or related disciplines, or an MD or DO with additional training in epidemiology. Demonstrated potential to establish an independent extramurally funded program of research. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
Associate Professor:

    A PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology or related disciplines, or an MD or DO with additional training in epidemiology. An established independent extramurally funded program of research. An established record of teaching excellence.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant faculty level experience (or equivalent) in epidemiologic research, and expertise and interest in both self-initiated and collaborative research.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus that is complementary to existing research strengths of Departmental, School, and University programs in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
  • Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives, including teaching students from different backgrounds with diverse life experiences and learning styles.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.   

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time