Assistant- Full Professor (Open Rank) -Director of Innovative Training and Educational Services

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Assistant Professor-Full Professor (Open Rank)

Position #790144 – Requisition #23219


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The University of Colorado Denver 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 Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor- Full Professor (Open Rank). 

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus seeks applicants for a full-time faculty member and Director of Innovative Training and Educational Services to support the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect (“Center”)/Section of Child Abuse and Neglect. This position reports directly to the Section Head.
The Director of Innovative Training and Educational Services for the Kempe Center will oversee and execute managerial responsibility for integrating and coordinating all of the Center’s diverse training and educational programs. This will require the Director to unify training and education offerings with relevant content and collaboration from all the other Center’s Cores (Research, Policy and Advocacy, Consultation and Clinical work) and ensure that all the Center’s educational and training offerings are of the highest quality and comply with any relevant credentialing requirements.
The Center delivers training and educational services related to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect both externally to interested populations and internally at the university (for example, healthcare and other professionals, fellows, residents, medical students, and others). Familiarity with methods and principles for designing programs for groups and individuals, for assessing the effects of developmental needs and for monitoring consistency with core competencies and goals, is necessary. Knowledge of the latest instructional technologies through the establishment and maintenance of personal networks, attendance of workshops/trainings, review of professional publications, and participation in professional industry associations is desired. The Director will be responsible for introducing the latest, most innovative, evidence-based adult learning methods, constantly updating educational and training approaches within the Center to ensure maximum engagement and efficacy for learners.
The Director will liaise with various Center programs/projects to establish and maintain training metrics and to evaluate the effectiveness of training. In this collaborative capacity, the Director will partner with key stakeholders to ensure adherence and quality of educational practices, and ultimately improve the overall performance of the Center.
The University of Colorado and the Kempe Center are dedicated to initiatives concerning equity, diversity, inclusion and justice (EDIJ) within the Center, our partner agencies, and the community at large. This position will guide and support efforts to increase representation of groups that have been subjected to discrimination in training and other professional positions. Additionally, the position will ensure the development and implementation of standards related to EDIJ in the planning and delivery of all Center training, coaching activities, and program implementation.

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.

Examples of Work Performed:


• Advise the Section Head on training/educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment and infrastructure support for both domestic and international education programs.

• Identify and design activities that will support Center staff and faculty members’ professional development.

• Position the Center to be a leader in transforming the field by actively assessing educational/training needs in the field through interactions with potential clients and leadership within the Center.

• Analyze program data and recommend appropriate learning management systems and databases.

• Develop, implement, monitor, and maintain initial and ongoing educational and training programs across the Center. Develop training offerings that guide the field to implement practice and behavioral changes informed by research, best practices and, when possible, with analysis indicating a positive cost/benefit ratio.

• Liaise with the Department of Pediatrics in support of training/educational programs and initiatives. Interface with other various key entities and networks across campus to provide support. Work with interdisciplinary groups to support different learners and to promote education to all team members providing treatment, prevention, and support services to those affected by child abuse and neglect, including members of the community at-large.

• Ensure consistency in the delivery and application of standards and oversees the planning, prioritization, and development of new training and education programs and initiatives, ensuring consistency with the Center’s overall strategies, objectives, and needs.

• Establish and maintain connections with Center learners to foster a supportive, long-term professional network.

• Identify new learners and growth opportunities and cultivate new relationships to expand educational offerings of the Center.



• Advocate for investment and improvement in existing and new educational programs and research.

• Work with other Core leaders to develop and maintain the annual operating budgets for all education programs and research activities to ensure fiscal responsibility and establish sustainable financial stability, identifying areas of opportunity, support needed, and utilization of resources.

• Serve as a representative for the Section on hospital and university committees relevant to educational activities, or as an alternate in the Section Head’s absence or as the Section Head deems appropriate. Represent the Section in national societies and/or committees.

• Liaise and collaborate as necessary to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and advocate for investment and improvement in existing educational programs.

• Interface with various stakeholders to facilitate education partnerships across the University.


Strategic Planning/Growth

• Implement new programs presenting more effective ways to facilitate learning. This includes looking for new approaches to teaching/training/coaching the desired skills or attributes and designing the most efficient and/or effective practices.

• Contribute to departmental and hospital-wide strategic planning efforts and assure accomplishments pertinent to activities pertaining to the Department or Hospital educational missions.

• Support the development and implementation of the use of educational technology (e.g., learning management systems, use of mobile technology, remote delivery programs).

• Promote and deliver innovative curricula, learner assessment, and evaluations of learner experiences within Center’s educational programs.

• Share responsibility for all primary educational programs in the Section (collaborative oversight with CHCO DOP Medical Education and CU GME).

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at:

Assistant Professor: $104,000- $118,000

Associate Professor: $128,000-$161,000

Professor: $156,000-$188,000

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.

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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:

Assistant Professor:

    0-4 years of related faculty-level or equivalent experience• Doctoral (terminal) degree in relevant field, including but not limited to MD, DO, EdD or PhD
    • Accomplishments and publications in training and/or education areas
    • Experience in training and education leadership
Associate Professor:

    4-7 years of related faculty-level or equivalent experience• Doctoral (terminal) degree in relevant field, including but not limited to MD, DO, EdD or PhD
    • Accomplishments and publications in training and/or education areas
    • Experience in training and education leadership

    7+ years of related faculty-level experience• Doctoral (terminal) degree in relevant field, including but not limited to MD, DO, EdD or PhD
    • Accomplishments and publications in training and/or education areas
    • Experience in training and education leadership
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience delivering innovative graduate and professional education and training opportunities

• Experience in cultivating support at the state and national level regarding training. A track record of establishing collaborative, sustained partnerships with county, state or federal level policy groups.

• Experience working in an academic institution and across departments, schools, and affiliated institutions


• Dedication to diversity and equity for all learners

• Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, educational scholarship and service

• Demonstrated interest, commitment and leadership in education

• Commitment to education as a core method to move forward critical missions within the Center

• Ability to gain credibility and respect among high level leadership

• Demonstrated history of developing innovative approaches to education, curriculum and program development

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, conflict management and negotiation skills

• Ability to maintain confidentiality

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 15, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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