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Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor

Position #00798840– Requisition #26518


* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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 Department of Neurosurgery has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor position. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

Professional Field

Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology

Supervision Received

Position will report to the Vice-Chair for Research.

Supervision Exercised

Position will supervise technical staff and trainees and will assist in the coordination of professional staff activities and efforts.

Examples of Work Performed

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Conduct researchCollaborate with other physicians-scientists and scientists both within and outside of the DepartmentExplore the mechanisms of olfactor learning and working memoryResearch mentorship (graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, fellows, and research staff)Obtain extramural support for studies involving the study of aging, neurologic injury and neuroinflammation.Publish high-impact manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.Provide academic leadership and service to the Department, School, University and profession.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary has been established at $74,500.  

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:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, 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

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology, or a related degreeAccomplishments and publications in the areas of olfactory learning, systems neuroscience of memory, odor decoding
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with team-based research that promotes an inclusive environmentExperience in vivo brain electrophysiological techniquesExperience in analysis of data including phase/amplitude coupling and odor decoding is a plusDemonstrated potential to establish an independent extramurally funded program of researchKnowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Ability to design and conduct rigorous experimentsStrong written and oral communication skillsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionAbility to lead and supervise others to achieve high productivity

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 24, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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