Assistant/Associate Professor (Open Rank) - Trauma/Acute Care Surgeon

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Assistant Professor
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Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Open Rank – Assistant to Associate Professor

Positions #00007352, Req #22867


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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 Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Position Emphasis:

The Department of Surgery, Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) surgeon at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the section of Trauma-Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care with board certification in General Surgery and Added Qualifications in Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery or equivalent certification to join an established and growing program. 

The ideal candidate would be comfortable with all aspects of general surgery including trauma and acute care surgery and surgical critical care. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed two years of a formal trauma and critical care surgical fellowship and demonstrated experience in surgical education, research, and patient care. This position is responsible for staffing and call coverage for the trauma-acute care surgery service and the surgery-trauma intensive care service, participation in medical student, resident, and fellow education, and scholarly activity commensurate with qualifications. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research training and productivity. Responsibilities include compliance with and promotion of high quality service in order to meet or exceed standards for appropriate accreditation and verification of these programs by regulatory, accreditation, or verification agencies.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established as follows:

Assistant Professor: $327,000 – $460,000

Associate Professor: $400,000 – $507,000

These ranges are total compensation which include base salary and potential incentives based on productivity.

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.

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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 for Assistant Professor: 

    Applicants must have a current medical degree with board certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.License to practice in state of Colorado with prescriptive privileges
Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor: 

    Applicants must have a current medical degree with board certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.License to practice in state of Colorado with prescriptive privileges
Preferred Qualifications: 

Added Qualification in Surgical Critical Care after completion of a formal fellowship program in trauma and critical care is strongly preferred.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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