Open Rank - Associate Professor/Professor - Executive Vice Chairperson



Executive Vice Chairperson (Associate to full Professor)

School of Medicine/Department of Medicine

Position Number: 00791278

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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 Medicine, University of Colorado, School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding leader and manager to serve as the Executive Vice Chairperson (EVC) to the Chair of Medicine.


The Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Colorado is world-renowned for excellence in all academic domains. As the largest department within the School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine has 16 dynamic Divisions with more than 1,100 faculty, 890 research and administrative staff, 188 residents and 139 fellows. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, our clinical, research and academic programs attract the best physicians, scientists and students from around the world who are transforming the future of health care through excellence in patient care, education and research. The Department’s clinical programs have experienced unprecedented growth and our subspeciality programs are recognized nationally in caring for our complex patient populations. The Department’s research enterprise catalyzes interdisciplinary collaborations within clinical, basic, translational and team science to accelerate biomedical discovery. The Department is committed to educating innovative and talented future leaders in medicine, and has achieved a four-fold increase in recruiting underrepresented minorities.  


Nature of Work

With the Department of Medicine Chair, the EVC will help craft and execute the strategic, clinical, operational and academic priorities and acts as a key liaison with internal and external partners. The EVC provides executive oversight of the core Department of Medicine missions, overseeing the development, implementation and sustainment of core Department of Medicine positions, priorities, and programs.


The ideal candidate will hold the degree of MD, be board-certified in an internal medicine specialty, and possess leadership and managerial experience in a comparable academic or healthcare setting according to the details below.


Professional Field

Internal medicine and related subspecialties


Supervision Received

Chair, Department of Medicine


Supervision Exercised

DOM Vice Chairs

Division Heads (dotted line, direct to Chair) Administrative Support, Vice Chairs


Key Relationships

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs Senior Associate Dean, Education

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development Senior Associate Dean, Research

Senior Associate Dean, Finance

Chief Executive Officer, University of Colorado Hospital Chief

Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital Chief

Operations Officer, University of Colorado Hospital Chief

Financial Officer, University of Colorado Hospital Chief Quality Officer, University of Colorado Hospital

Chief Medical Officer (or equivalent), Denver Health, VAMC, National Jewish DOM Division Heads

School of Medicine Department Chairs


Examples of Work Performed

Strategic Development

    Assist with key recruitments for Division and Department Leadership positionsDevelop, implement, and manage departmental strategic plan that ensures consistent growth and success across all missionsResponsible for ensuring University of Colorado Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and Division goals are integrated and alignedUnderstand and react to departmental, organizational, and external  business drivers, opportunities and threats
  • Set priorities and key metrics to ensure aggressive growth goals across all departmental missions
  • Develop strategic imperatives and tactical implements necessary to meet DOM vision and goals
  • Strengthen current programs necessary to achieve the DOM vision and goals
  • Create and implement, with departmental leaders new programs to achieve the DOM vision and goalsEnsure alignment between the units by meeting with the divisions regularly


  • Represent the department with internal and external partners
  • Responsible for developing strong relations with University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) partners
  • Develop relationships that further the DOM vision and goals
  • Work with the Divisions to understand their unique challenges and identify opportunities within their units
  • Provide leadership in developing off-campus clinical programs
  • Support the DOM Chair and Vice Chairs in all strategic initiatives

Operational Oversight

    Serve as trusted partner and confidant to DOM ChairServe as acting Chair of Medicine in the absence of the ChairManage the DOM Vice Chairs and provide oversight of their programsParticipate in annual Division reviews and set key success metrics for the divisions
  • Integrate and balance the DOM’s missions across the department
  • Assist the Chair and DFA in setting funding priorities and the best use of limited resources
  • Ensure DOM vision and goals are met by Vice Chairs and Division Heads

Expected FTE

    The expected FTE for this position is 50% funded by the Department of Medicine. The ideal candidate will be expected to be clinically active in their respective specialty or have additional activities in research within which they will spend the balance of their time.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position at the associate professor level has been established at $237,000 - $243,000. The hiring range for this position at the professor level as been established at $262,000 – 285,000

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.

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

      Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years experience in a comparable Department of Medicine, Associate Professor or aboveProven experience in clinical care, operations, faculty and personnel management and research; preferably 5 years in each areaAt least 5 years of leadership experience at a divisional, hospital or department level.
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Nov 18, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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