University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine

School of Medicine


Position #694118 – Requisition #23981

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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, Section of Adolescent Medicine has an opening for a full-time Professor.

Nature of Work:

This position will join a thriving Section of Adolescent Medicine with diverse researchers representing a broad range of interests, in a setting of excellent clinical programs to support research opportunities and well-established research infrastructure and opportunities campus-wide. The chosen leader will enjoy substantial support for development of research within the Section. This position will fill the role of Research Director (CRD) for the Section and will provide leadership and direction for Section clinical research operations working collaboratively with the Department Section Head, Department Chair, Child Health Research Enterprise (CHRE) leadership, and CHRE administrative operations personnel. The CRD will be a champion of the clinical research initiatives for the Section/Department, including outcomes and health services research, regarding research development and access to clinical research resources within the CHRE. The position will have access to substantial methodologic and infrastructure support from the Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS), a university wide program for outcomes and health services research. This position will also include clinical, educational and teaching opportunities based on the applicant’s desires.

The Section of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Colorado enjoys a diverse clinical practice for adolescents and young adults, providing almost 20,000 visits per year. We provide primary care and a medical home, including comprehensive integrated behavioral health care services, for our patients as well as consultative care for a wide variety of subspecialty adolescent health problems. Additional programs include a robust family planning program with LARC provision, a regional comprehensive care program for gender-diverse and transgender youth, a multi-disciplinary lifestyle medicine program and a national referral center for eating disorder care. The Section also has an inpatient Adolescent Medicine service and faculty share inpatient and on-call coverage. The Section also provides opportunities for medical education and teaching with fellows in our accredited adolescent medicine fellowship program, as well as residents and medical students, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation, serving patients throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus, which is the home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, features state-of-the-art research laboratories and educational tools that encourage new collaborations and interdisciplinary research teams. The Department of Pediatrics is one of the top academic pediatric departments in the nation, conducting cutting-edge research across the entire breadth of pediatrics and successfully attaining millions of dollars in research grants. The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado provide numerous opportunities to identify and access a diversity of funding, including The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, which supports over 300 investigators with $120 million in funding; The Office of Research Development and Education (Office of Research Development and Education | Research Administration (; and The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute | CCTSI (

Examples of Work Performed:

1) The position will have the opportunity to continue to build and lead the research portfolio of the Section of Adolescent Medicine and will work in partnership with faculty and leadership in the Section to make decisions regarding clinical research projects, programs, and initiatives; develop and implement research goals; develop a strategic plan for research in the Section; and provide oversight and guidance.

2) Develop strategies for prioritization and funding of new projects.

3) Mentor faculty in development of new projects, programs, and initiatives.

4) Monitor and evaluate research operational efficiency and optimize research resources.

5) Lead the Section research advisory team.

6) Represent the Section with the Child Health Research Enterprise Leadership, in all relevant activities.

7) Represent the Section with the Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS), in all relevant activities.

8) Provide excellent clinical care and education and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty.

Salary and Benefits:


The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $200,000 to $230,000

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:

    MD or DO Degree
    Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine.Active extramural and/or intramural research portfolioMinimum of five years of experience in clinical adolescent medicineMinimum of five years of experience in education (can include students, residents, fellows)
Required: 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:

    More than five years of experience in clinical adolescent medicineMore than five years of experience in education (can include students, residents, fellows)Spanish speaking

    Knowledge skills and abilities appropriate for a Full Professor of Pediatrics with subspecialty expertise in Adolescent Medicine.Experience in leading high-performing, cross-functional research teams.Excellent mentorship skills.Excellent grant writing skills and the ability to mentor others on grant submissionsStrong leadership skills, including interpersonal communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, problem resolution, decision-making and project/change management.Ability to motivate excellence and teamwork among providers and staff, fostering strong interdisciplinary research collaborations.The candidate must be both efficient and effective in clinical care delivery, while adhering to the highest quality metrics.


Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Dec 10, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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