Associate Professor - Movement Disorders

Aurora, Arapahoe County
Jul 15, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Posting Description: The Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking to expand its clinical and basic science research programs within our section of Movement Disorders. Applications are encouraged from candidates with clinical and/or basic research interests. The Department of Neurology provides ample research space and a busy clinical Movement Disorders program, which includes a GME fellow. The position is full time faculty, with the opportunity for academic promotion, judged on criteria of demonstrated excellence as a clinician/educator/scholar. Faculty rank will be at the Associate Professor level. Job Responsibilities: The duties in this faculty position will include teaching, research, and service responsibilities. In addition, specific responsibilities will be as follows: The primary clinical responsibilities will be within the Movement Disorders Section, comprised of outpatient activity that will encompass all aspects of movement disorders including evaluation and management of patients with disorders in this subspecialty area, administration of botox and related procedures appropriate to the subspecialty, and participation in our Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program (evaluation of patients, DBS programming and analysis). The specific proportion of time spent in each of these areas will ultimately be at the discretion of the movement disorders section chief, and like the activities of all faculty in the department, ultimately at the discretion of the Chair of Neurology. This position consists of 7 half-day sessions per week in the UCH Neuroscience Center (Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic). Should there be formal outpatient-care time assigned at the VA, the UCH clinic requirement will be reduced in proportion to that responsibility (e.g. should there be a half-day per week clinic at the VA the UCH clinic time would be reduced to 6 x ½ days per week). We will make every effort to occupy these clinics with patients within the subspecialty area of movement disorders, but as for all faculty in the department, we reserve the right to include general neurology patients should the available pool of movement disorder patients be insufficient to fill the agreed upon clinical time. We do not anticipate any formal in-patient ward or consult attending. Like all faculty who are not attending at affiliated hospitals or in the UCH Epilepsy monitoring unit, you will participate in a pool that provides evening (currently 5p-7a) call coverage on the UCH general neurology service. This call currently occurs on Monday-Thursday nights and occurs less than twice per month. Changes to this coverage system may occur, but would be applied to the entire coverage group equally. There is currently no weekend coverage and no formal rounding requirement. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01529 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado Denver 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. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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 should be a Board Certified/Eligible Neurologist who has completed fellowship training in Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date. In order to obtain the faculty rank of Associate Professor, applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, or clinical activity; and at least meritorious performance in teaching, scholarly activity, and service/clinical activity.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience working within a team of Movement Disorders trained Neurologists.

Desired Qualifications: A record of previous or current research funding is highly desirable.

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus