Assistant Professor

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Department of Ophthalmology, Dr.Tianjing Li’s Research Program

Assistant Professor

Position Number: 00785383 

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.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a full time Assistant Professor (regular faculty series, tenure eligible) to contribute to building an ophthalmic epidemiology and meta-research program. The program aims to lead research on developing, evaluating, and disseminating efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and providing trustworthy evidence for decision-making, with applications in eyes and vision. The candidate will help build research and teaching capacity in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Relevant areas of research interest and expertise should include (1) study methodology: e.g., systematic review, meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, clinical trial, sources of bias, comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research; and (2) data science, informatics, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing methods for health and healthcare data.

About the candidate:

We value diversity, excellence, creativity, innovation, openness, collaboration, and leadership. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned with these values. For this position, we view candidates as strong if they are interested in developing, adopting, and applying new methods that effectively minimize inferential threats in particular study context; in establishing optimal methods for comparing interventions, using all forms of data and methodology; and in identifying partners from various disciplines necessary to conduct research. Some candidates will bring emerging technologies or methodologies from other fields (or his/her field of training) to our current research program. In the role we envision, the successful candidate will innovate methods, establish an independent program of research, lead grant writing activities, engage in collaborative projects, and disseminate findings in the peer-reviewed scientific literature to relevant stakeholders. The successful candidate will also supervise graduate students, other trainees, and professional research assistants.

Professional Field:

PhD, ScD, or DrPH in Epidemiology or closely related field.

Supervision Received:

The position will report to Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.

Supervision Exercised:

None at time of hire; may supervise student workers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other trainees as career develops.

Examples of Work Performed:

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Undertake and lead methodological research as well as applied research.
  • Publish in peer reviewed journals.
  • Obtain extramural support for research.
  • Network and collaborate with various experts and stakeholders.
  • Supervise and mentor student workers, graduate students, professional research assistants, or other personnel.
  • 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 $100,000-$125,000.

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 (or hiring 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:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD, ScD, or DrPH in epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, or other related fields.
  • Theoretical and practical experience in epidemiology, clinical trials, and/or research synthesis methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead research projects and collaborations.
  • Demonstrated potential to establish an independent extramurally funded program of research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with eyes and vision research and ophthalmic epidemiology.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
  • Experience or success with competitive grants process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to design and conduct rigorous epidemiological research.
  • A deep understanding of clinical trial and systematic review methodology.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to direct, motivate, and lead.
  • Ability to teach and mentor students.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 24, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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