Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Position #00782571 – Requisition #20818

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has an opening for a Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development position.

The University of Colorado 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 Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

General Description

In order to promote excellence in education, research, and clinical care, the University of Colorado School of Medicine must support faculty, encourage their professional development, and ensure inclusivity and equity. As part of the school’s executive leadership team, the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will facilitate recruitment, development, and advancement of an academic workforce that promotes excellence with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. This Senior Associate Dean will facilitate, advise, and oversee the creation, implementation, and augmentation of innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training. In doing so, this Senior Associate Dean will contribute to school efforts to recruit, train, and retain future School of Medicine leaders who foster a culture of equity, excellence, and discovery.


At will

Lines of Authority

Reports to the Dean, School of Medicine                                                                                                                                       


Evaluated annually by the Dean, School of Medicine


    Serve as the primary liaison between School of Medicine, departments, and faculty, identifying the resources, priorities, and infrastructure necessary to advance faculty development efforts and opportunities.Develop and continuously refine strategy for enhancing faculty engagement and well-being at the School of Medicine, including maintaining an efficient and effective practice/research environment, cultivating personal resilience, and designing systems to support well-being.Assess, develop, and continuously improve programs for leadership training and faculty development, evaluating best practices and developing plans that scale across the School of Medicine and its education, research, and clinical care missions. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of professional development, leadership, and diversity programs.Provide executive leadership over school-wide administration of faculty appointments and promotions, including oversight of all applicable policies that govern faculty advancement and the associated structure of faculty administration, including interpretation of complex faculty policy questions.Serve as executive leader overseeing the development of a comprehensive, strategic framework to support inclusivity, diversity, and equity, including management of infrastructure and resources.Serve as the co-chair of the faculty compensation committee, participate in initiatives related to faculty salary determination and market alignment, co-lead the annual faculty salary review process with the Dean, faculty, and Clinical Affairs.Collaborate with Dean, faculty, and Clinical Affairs in faculty relations matters for non-clinical faculty and in matters that ensure consideration of inclusivity, diversity, and equity.Facilitate the Office of Community Based Education, ensuring faculty continue to meet the purpose of the roles they were recruited to perform.Collaborate with other key organizational leaders including the Senior Associate Dean of Education to develop school-wide strategies to advance an interdisciplinary culture of wellness for all levels of the School of Medicine.Collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs to understand the systems of care that affect physician wellness, and partner with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado to design, direct, and implement a wellness program that addresses factors contributing to burnout among clinicians, health professionals, and staff.Develop faculty/team support and coaching for excellence in communication and team coaching.
  • Oversee the Office of Professional Excellence.
Committee Memberships/Meetings

    Attendance at:Senior Associate Dean Meeting (weekly)School of Medicine Associate and Assistant Dean Meeting (monthly)Other SOM committees as necessary
Meetings as appropriate with Chairs and other leaders of the SOMMeetings as appropriate with administrative and medical staff at affiliated hospitals and health systemsOther meetings as requiredFTE:

0.5 FTE or greater

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position has been established at $200,000 to $500,000 (1.0 FTE).

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

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 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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Office of Equity:

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

    Success in program development in faculty affairs.Faculty appointment or eligibility for appointment in the School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.Progressive leadership experience in academic medical centers and complex work environments. Doctoral degree.Experience with collaborative, multi-disciplinary, multi-professional health care, educational, and research teams.
Personal Characteristics

    Personal record of academic achievement in education and/or research.Personal record of commitment to inclusivity, diversity and equity.Substantive knowledge of workplace opportunities and challenges in academic medicine, including professional development and prevention of burnout.Champion of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable patient care.Effective communication skills, with expertise in negotiation and coaching.Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.Exceptional planning, organizational, program development, and implementation skills.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time