University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • Colorado


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Pediatrics

Section Head: Associate Professor or Professor – Open Rank

Position #00602680 – Requisition #23654

  • Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

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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 Developmental Pediatrics, has an opening for a full-time Section Head: Associate Professor or Professor – Open Rank position.

Nature of Work:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s premier academic pediatric programs. Its clinical and educational programs are consistently rated among the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report. The Department is seeking qualified candidates for Head of the Section of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

We are seeking a leader with a vision towards advancing clinical care, research and education to further the mission of the Section as a premier developmental pediatrics program. The Section of Developmental Pediatrics has approximately 50 faculty practicing at Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The section includes multiple interdisciplinary teams that include developmental and behavioral pediatricians, licensed psychologists, social workers, advanced practice providers, RNs, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and a nutritionist. As the largest medical center in the western region providing such broad expertise, Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado is the referral center for children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and neurobehavioral differences for much of the western U.S. The section is merged with JFK Partners whose mission is to promote the independence, inclusion, contribution, health, and well-being of people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs and their families through consumer, community, and university partnerships.

Preferred is an individual with outstanding experience in clinical program development and clinical skills, an accomplished academic record, demonstrated programmatic leadership, significant accomplishments in research and mentoring, and experience within a high-functioning, academic developmental pediatrics program. The candidate will be responsible for ongoing program development (including direction of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Developmental Pediatrics Clinic), overseeing clinical practice sites throughout the system of care, enhancing the multi-disciplinary clinical and research programs, overseeing the fellowship program, and fostering strong, collaborative relationships with both external and internal stakeholders.

Successful candidates must possess a doctoral degree (MD, DO, PhD, PsyD or foreign equivalent) and national leadership experience. Candidates should have proven collaborative leadership skills to direct the clinical, research, and educational programs of the Section, demonstrate a strong clinical practice background, excellence in research, scholarship, and administrative experience. A successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in mentoring and working with faculty, administration, residents, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.

Position Emphasis:

  • Oversees the programmatic and financial operations of the Section to ensure financial and human resources are available to support research, clinical care, educational, and advocacy/policy activities.
  • Develops innovative clinical, educational and research programs to enhance the local standing and national reputation of the Section.
  • Directs the Section’s educational and clinical training programs, inclusive of residents, medical students, the Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and a post-doctoral training program in developmental disabilities.
  • Supports faculty recruitment and the infrastructure for faculty development.
  • Builds and maintains partnerships with affiliate institutions and community organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Directs and strategically expands developmental pediatrics clinical patient care operations, both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Establishes strong metrics and outcomes for clinical and academic performance.
  • Partners with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation to develop community philanthropic support of developmental pediatric programs and initiatives.
  • Recruits and develops faculty and interdisciplinary professionals to support the clinical and academic missions.
  • Facilitates provider wellness and overall job satisfaction, leading to high faculty retention.
  • Oversees departmental compliance with regulatory requirements and quality improvement.
  • Oversees credentialing review and approval of all faculty in developmental pediatrics including initial and ongoing performance evaluation.
  • Facilitates collaboration in academic and clinical care with other sections within the Department of Pediatrics as well as Departments within the University of Colorado School of Medicine and other health sciences related units.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at:

  • Associate Professor – $275,000 to $295,000
  • Professor – $295,000 to $325,000

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 represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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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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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Professor

  • Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (MD/DO) or Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology (PhD/PsyD).
  • Five to ten years of experience in a multi-disciplinary academic developmental pediatrics program.
  • Minimum faculty rank: eligibility for appointment at the Associate Professor (preferred) level.
  • Independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of developmental pediatrics patients.
  • Experience with and commitment to faculty career development through mentoring.
  • Must be licensed or able to obtain licensure in the State of Colorado.

Professor

  • Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (MD/DO) or Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology (PhD/PsyD).
  • Five to ten years of experience in a multi-disciplinary academic developmental pediatrics program.
  • Minimum faculty rank: eligibility for appointment at the Professor (preferred) level.
  • Independent care provider who is highly skilled in the management of developmental pediatrics patients.
  • Experience with and commitment to faculty career development through mentoring.
  • Must be licensed or able to obtain licensure in the State of Colorado.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Condition of Employment

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex offender background check.
  • Must be willing and able to pass a 10-panel drug test.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Vision for program development, leadership qualities, and academic experience.
  • Able to nurture strong collaborations among faculty with diverse programmatic interests, and across campus and community partners.
  • Able to recruit and build on specialized areas of expertise, including research, education, clinical and/or policy/advocacy work.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, and management skills.
  • Ability to balance the priorities of the Section with those of the Department, Hospital, and other partners to ensure the overall goals of all entities are achieved.

Preferred Qualifications

  • For Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (MD/DO) candidates: board certification in Pediatrics with subspecialty certification in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics or board certification in Child Neurology with subspecialty certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
  • For Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Psychology (PhD/PsyD) candidates: American Board of Professional Psychology certification in with subspecialty certification in clinical child/adolescent psychology (or equivalent).
  • Experience in developmental pediatrics program development, strong clinical skills, significant accomplishments in research, proven administrative and leadership abilities, and a strong commitment to education.
  • Experience building constructive relationships and ensuring cohesiveness among various entities, programs, and groups.
  • Experience working and leading within an academic institution.


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