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Infectious Diseases Division Head, Open Rank

Company: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Faculty Description University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Job Title: Infectious Diseases Division Head, Open Rank (Associate/Professor)
Position #00754744 - Requisition #33531

Job Summary:

The Department of Medicine has an opening for a physician-scientist to serve as the Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases.
The Division Head is responsible for full program development and oversight, including the Division's clinical, educational, and research program activities. Mentoring junior faculty and fellows, supporting quality improvement initiatives, integrating infectious disease services among the hospitals, clinical growth, and continued development of clinical translational research related to infectious disease are notable priorities.
Key Responsibilities:

Ensure the highest quality and national visibility of the Division's patient care, education research, other scholarly/academic activities, and community outreach programs.
Promote the Departmental priorities of interdisciplinary program development, physician-scientist career development, diversity of its workforce, and integrated program development with its affiliates.
Assure the mentorship of trainees and faculty with the goals of career development and progression toward promotion.
Recruit, retain, and academically develop faculty in the Division.
Administer the Division in a fiscally responsible manner within university policies.
Personally participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the Department of Medicine's Division Heads and other ad hoc Departmental meetings.
Work positively and collaboratively with the University of Colorado Hospital, other affiliated hospitals, the School of Medicine, and the Anschutz Medical campus leadership to foster the growth and development of the multiple missions of the Division.
Support, develop, and provide leadership for infectious disease initiatives and innovation within the department, school, and the healthcare system.
Demonstrate a willingness to work with diverse students, fellows, and colleagues, and mentor diverse students and junior colleagues.
Have the opportunity to develop and implement new programs that address the research and clinical skills required but will also help in the implementation of approaches to mitigate burnout, a critical problem in academic medicine
Develop performance metrics for faculty.
Support community providers through education and consultation.

Work Location:

Hybrid - this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule of 3-4 days per week on the Anschutz Medical campus located in Aurora, Colorado.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Medicine:
The Department of Medicine is the largest in the School of Medicine, with nearly 1,100 faculty, including 143 PhDs and 37 MD/PhDs, in 16 divisions. Faculty are key leaders in fulfilling all missions of the school. With nearly $117M in current research funding, the department consistently ranks among the country's top 25 departments of medicine in NIH research funding. Clinical activity has doubled during the past eight years. Faculty are fully committed to all stages of medical education, from first-year medical students through residency and fellowship. The department has nearly 200 residents and a similar number of clinical and research fellows. The department has 41 endowed chairs and consistently ranks among the best in the nation by US News & World Report in pulmonary medicine, endocrinology, and several other disciplines. The department's faculty are also active participants and leaders in federal study sections and academic societies.
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The Division of Infectious Diseases:
The Division of Infectious Diseases is a multidisciplinary team of dedicated to clinical care, education, and research. We strive to promote the speciality of infectious diseases (ID) through impactful clinical care that improves lives; adding value through antibiotic stewardship, diagnostic stewardship, and infection prevention; educating the next generation of clinicians and ID physicians; and discovery and dissemination of world class research. Learn more here:
The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off - vacation, sick, holidays, and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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.


Minimum Qualifications (All Ranks):
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
This is an open rank position and could be categorized as Associate Professor or Professor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below:
Associate Professor

MD, DO, MD/Ph.D., or international equivalent terminal degree with board certification.
Colorado Medical License at time of hire
Medical Board certification
Mid-career associate rank


MD, DO, MD/Ph.D., or international equivalent terminal degree with board certification.
Colorado Medical License at time of hire
Medical Board certification
Full professor rank

Preferred Qualifications (All Ranks):

Clinical excellence and eminence - Exceptional reputation for infectious disease care and outstanding patient outcomes. Leadership and participation in national or international societies are a plus.
A national/international reputation for personal academic accomplishments - A record of outstanding credentials, academic accomplishments within infectious disease, and the experience and national reputation necessary to sustain the history of excellence within the Division. A history of federally funded basic or translational research or experience with large, multicenter clinical trials or outcomes research is desirable. A record of recruiting, developing, and retaining clinicians and investigators is crucial.
Healthcare administrative leadership - Accomplished administrative leadership experience in a complex academic institution. Knowledge of the financial complexities, payer models, and associated reimbursement in providing high-quality, cost-effective specialty healthcare. Because the DOM values diversity and inclusion, the ideal candidate will have some experience working with diverse populations (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, etc.) and will ideally have developed or participated in programs to address inequities and injustices to under-served populations.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion - A record of accomplishment in retention, recruitment, and development of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, including those traditionally underrepresented in medicine in faculty, staff, and student bodies.

Critical Leadership Capabilities:

Leading people - The incoming Division Head should possess the requisite leadership skills to take the Division of Infectious Diseases to the next level of academic and clinical excellence. The Division Head will demonstrate an ability to build and lead cohesive, high-performing teams focused on achieving optimal quality and outcomes across patient care, education, and research by:

Displaying the vision and energy to build a strong, research-intensive faculty.
Communicating openly while encouraging constructive debate to manage projects, solve problems, and discuss challenging issues.
Establishing clear, challenging, and metrics-based performance goals for individuals, divisions, and other units, and securing and deploying resources to meet these goals.
Reviewing the Division's vision, plans, and activities while adjusting to meet evolving expectations of academic and clinical partners and institutional goals.

Collaborating and influencing - The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and transparent communication skills, as well as the ability to successfully engage, unify, build, and sustain relationships with diverse constituents (e.g., Dean, chairs, faculty, staff, hospital administration, residents, community stakeholders, and other external representatives). They will have a track record of forging collaborations across different groups to advance the reputation of the Division. The candidate will demonstrate this by:

Facilitating discussions that enable people to collaborate, promoting collaboration across multiple parties through a transparent and action-oriented leadership style.
Identifying and meeting with key stakeholders to help them shape a consensus collectively, compromising as necessary for results.
Developing an explicit understanding of which relationships are most important to the organization and nurturing them.

Clinical and operational excellence - The successful candidate will possess a record of overseeing an operation in a fiscally prudent manner. Therefore, they will:

Demonstrate experience in making balanced, fair, and appropriate decisions.
Have an appreciation of and ability to balance the fiscal pressures facing the academic division of infectious diseases and to recognize the long-term trends in medicine that are occurring at a policy level throughout the healthcare environment.
Possesses experience in pursuits to support programmatic development.
Have a history of running an operationally strong and financially solid operation.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .
Questions should be directed to: Sue Aspinall at

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by 06/30/2024

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:
* Associate Professor: $300,000-$325,0000 per year
* Professor: $320,000- $340,000 per year
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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.
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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ADA Statement:

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 .

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the .

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Job Category: Faculty Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease Schedule: Part-time Posting Date: May 6, 2024 Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Sue Aspinall Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00754744

Keywords: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora , Infectious Diseases Division Head, Open Rank, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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