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Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Community and Behavioral Health



Applications will only be accepted from current employees of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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

This is a full-time position of instructor at the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH), Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH). The incumbent will have expertise in community engaged research and public health practice, positive youth development, qualitative methods, program evaluation, and strong knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and inclusivity. The individual in this position will be responsible for teaching and mentoring graduate students as well as developing, directing and managing a public health practice portfolio, including submitting grants for external funding, coordinating related community public health practice activities, conducting data analysis, and preparing manuscripts and findings for dissemination.

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.

Supervision Received

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

Supervision Exercised

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

Examples of Work Performed

  • Teach graduate public health course, including courses related to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Mentor and advise graduate students.
  • Collarborate with other public health practitioners to develop, implement and evaluate public health practice projects.
  • Engage in Center for Public Health Practice Community Engaged Practice such as:
  • Oversee Colorado’s Social Justice Tobacco Control Movement
  • Provide technical assistance to the public health community to support authentic youth engagement in the development of projects.
  • Help secure funding for the overall efforts of CPHP (grant writing)
  • Recruit a cadre of professional consultants (faculty, students) to build unique service teams to provide expertise to community projects, linking practice to the community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Ability to conduct community-engaged rigorous community or behavioral health research
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate appropriately with diverse audiences
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of teams.
Does this position have fiscal responsibility?

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

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position has been established at $75,000 to $85,000. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, 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

  • A doctoral degree in public health, social work, sociology, psychology, or related discipline
  • At least 3 years of community-based  public health experience
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to teach public health practice courses and/or workshops
  • At least 5 journal articles or technical reports as first or second author.
  • Experience in public health practice grant-writing for federal, state and/or foundation organizations.
  • Experience in teaching and conducting public health practice to enhance diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2021
Unposting Date: May 4, 2021, 5:59:00 AM




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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time