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Endowed Chair Pediatric Mental Health Nursing

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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Endowed Chair Pediatric Mental Health Nursing

University of Colorado College of Nursing

Children’s Hospital Colorado


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The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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, College of Nursing invites candidates to apply for a joint faculty position between the College of Nursing and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The successful candidate will assume a senior-level leadership position, be part of the Hospital Executive Nursing Council, and be eligible for a faculty appointment in the College of Nursing. The Endowed Chair will demonstrate strong leadership and mentoring abilities, and exemplify a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Chair will develop and maintain an extramurally funded program of research in pediatric mental health nursing, serve as a resource in grantsmanship for faculty, and inspire faculty and students to progress in their research and scholarship endeavors. The Chair will promote the translation of research findings for practice and policy improvement and demonstrate how nursing research positively impacts patient outcomes.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

    Provide visionary leadership in pediatric mental health nursing practice at the hospital, college, campus, state, and national levels.Increase collaborative research between the College of Nursing and Children’s Hospital Colorado.Mentor pediatric nurses in research addressing pediatric mental health issues. Coordinate between the College and Hospital for graduate education, opportunities in translational research, evidence-based practice, and outcomes evaluation. Provide guidance and expertise for changes in pediatric mental health nursing in line with current and anticipated state and national health policies. Lead and work in interdisciplinary clinical and organizational teams.
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.  The College of Nursing offers four degrees: BS, MS, DNP, and PhD. We are known for the advancement of nursing as the art and science of human caring and as the birthplace of the nurse practitioner role.  The College of Nursing ranked seventeenth in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 America’s Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.  We are located on a visionary health sciences campus with state of the art teaching, research, and practice facilities.  Our clinical affiliates – Children’s Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center – are renowned leaders in theory-guided and evidence-based practice and translational research with diverse clinical populations.

Children's Colorado, a Magnet organization since 2005, provides comprehensive health care for kids from birth through early adulthood. In addition to being the only pediatric Level 1 trauma center in the region, Children’s Colorado treats virtually all conditions, minor and serious, that affect children. Children's Colorado ranked No. 6 on the U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll. Children's Colorado also ranked in all 10 surveyed specialties and nine of the 10 ranked in the top 20.  Seven of the hospital's specialties ranked among the top 10: gastroenterology & GI surgery (No. 1), diabetes & endocrinology (No. 4), pulmonology (No. 5), cardiology & heart surgery (No. 6), urology (No. 8), cancer (No. 9), and neurology & neurosurgery (No. 10).  Specialties that ranked in the top 20 include: orthopedics (No. 14), nephrology (No. 16), and neonatology (No. 25).

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.  All applications will be held in confidence by the Search Committee until finalists are identified.

Salary & Benefits:           

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $120,000 to $140,000 for Associate Professor.

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at  $160,000 to $180,000 for Professor.

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:

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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:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    PhD in nursing or related fieldExpert in pediatric mental health nursingEstablished program of researchRecord of scholarship/research in behavioral mental health nursingEligible for Colorado registered nurse license Experience in higher education and eligible for faculty rank within the College of NursingA record of scholarship and experience to qualify for the rank of Associate Professor, or Professor in a tenure eligible position;
      Minimum qualifications for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor include an extensive and continuing body of research published in peer-reviewed scholarly journalsMinimum qualifications for appointment at the rank of Professor include a proven track record of extramural funding, substantial scholarship in peer reviewed journals, national recognition for program of research, and leadership in professional organizations.
Preferred Qualifications:        

    Experience in a joint position between service and education environmentsLeadership in a professional organizationExperience with program evaluation

    Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to critically think and problem-solve to achieve endowment objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout both institutions.Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 3, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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