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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Neurosurgery

Professor/Visiting Professor

Poisition 00784538-Req 21549



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 Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a full-time Professor position.

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.


Nature of Work

The Department of Neurosurgery at CU Anschutz has an opening for a full-time faculty position in the tenure track at the rank of Professor. The Department’s goal is to build a multi-disciplinary group of investigators driving research innovations and education in neurologic health. We are seeking expertise in neurochemical studies on aging and neurologic injury and development of programmatic research on aging, neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. The Department is focused on developing novel approaches to understanding neurologic injury and disorders, and identifying and applying methods, approaches and tools to diagnosis and treatment. In addition to collaborating with other researchers and clinicians within the Department of Neurosurgery, we anticipate that the faculty member will collaborate with other Departments and multidisciplinary groups internal and external to AMC.


Examples of Work Performed

    Conduct research.Collaborate with other physicians-scientists, scientists and engineers within the Department, University and with those at national and international institutions.Collaborate with other investigators at CU and other Colorado Universities via COCARE (Colorado Coalition for Aging Research and Education) as well as national/international Universities and publish in the aging and neurodegeneration field.Research mentorship (graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, fellows, and research staff).
  • Obtain extramural support for studies.
  • Provide mentorship to other faculty and students with grant applications.
  • Publish high-impact manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.Provide leadership and expertise to the Department with regards to Colorado non-profits and government agencies in the area of aging.Provide expertise and guidance to the Department with regards to developing large programmatic efforts. Provide academic leadership and service to the Department, School, University and profession.
Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $175,000 - $185,000.

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

    PhD in Neuroscience, Toxicology or PharmacologyAt least 10 years’ experience as a principal investigator in both clinical and basic research programs Accomplishments and publications in the areas of neurodegeneration and aging and/or neurotherapy and repair mechanisms.

Preferred Qualifications

Leadership experience developing and implementing multidisciplinary research teams.Expertise leading large collaborations, consortiums, centers and other programs.Experience in developing business plans and engaging with non-governmental funders. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Ability to design and conduct rigorous experimentsStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionAbility to lead and supervise others to achieve high productivity
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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