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Clinical Assistant Professor (C/T)
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Faculty-Medicine-Other Medicine
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Clinical Assistant Professor (C/T) - 26044 


Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Cancer Center, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Clinical Teaching Track
Assistant Director for Dissemination and Implementation
Position #00797245 – Requisition #26044
The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: 3012 - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Compliance (ucdenver.edu)
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers
The University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) 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.
Nature of Work
The Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) at the Colorado School of Public Health  has a 1.0 FTE opening for the position of Assistant Professor, Associate Professsor, or Professor in the Clinical/Teaching track with an additional role as Assistant Director for Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) at the CU Cancer Center.
CBH is committed to enhancing diversity amongst faculty and strongly encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. The Department of Community and Behavioral Health has over 60 primary  faculty with expertise in behavioral science, cancer prevention and control, community-based participatory research, population mental health, maternal and child health, mixed methods, dissemination and implementation science, among others.
Under the direction of the CU Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, this position will play a leadership role in the development, conduct, and dissemination of implementation-focused projects in cancer prevention, early-detection, and survivorship. The Assistant Director will provide forward-thinking leadership in D&I efforts related to the strategic implementation of multi-site projects, and will oversee the appropriate processes to implement, achieve, and evaluate the projects’ goals and outcomes. Responsibilities include leading community outreach, education, and engagement events. This position is required to analyze the cost-effectiveness and reach of the D&I projects and is expected to recommend appropriate action to maximize impact to communities. This position will co-lead the development and submission of a diversity of grants and contracts to support D&I projects, particularly non-research implementation projects. A career devoted to public health practice and/or research are of special interest for this position, but must be focused on cancer prevention, control, survivorship, health disparities, and/or dissemination and implementation science.
The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) is a collaborative endeavor involving CU Anschutz, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado . The ColoradoSPH is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing vital contributions towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. The ColoradoSPH provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, cancer prevention and control, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.
The University of Colorado Cancer Center (CU Cancer Center), headquartered at the CU Anschutz, is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center , a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. The CU Cancer Center’s clinical care sites are  the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report .  The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network ®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. The CU Cancer Center is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of about 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and healthcare delivery systems.
CU Anscthutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing, and a graduate school. CU Anschutz has opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences, with multidisciplinary centers for prevention research, Latino research, cancer, outcomes research, and American Indian/Alaska Native health. CU Anschutz is located in Aurora, Colorado, a community that is racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse
Supervision Received
This position will be supervised by the Chair of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health; and the CU Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement (AD for COE).
Supervision Exercised
This position will supervise staff from the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) at time of hire, and may supervise additional student workers, professional research assistants, postdoctoral fellows and/or junior faculty consistent with career stage experience.

Examples of Work Performed
While this position resides within CBH and COE, the Assistant Director for D&I is expected to work with CBH faculty and students, CU Cancer Center’s leadership and members, teams from other programs and projects, CU Anschutz investigators, health professions schools (e.g., Medicine), practice and research centers, and community-based organizations. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Assistant Director for Dissemination and Implementation Responsibilities

  • Formulates ideas and leads strategic initiatives in cancer prevention, early-detection, and survivorship to address the cancer priorities for the catchment (Colorado).

  • Leads the design, implementation, and evaluation of D&I projects at multiple sites locally and regionally in collaboration with CU Cancer Center members and community organizations.

  • Applies evidence-based, innovative, and cost-effective interventions to close the research-to-practice gap and improve population-health in the catchment.

  • Formulates and implements techniques to enable initiatives and projects to be carried out efficiently and to completion consistent with established project goals.

  • Applies quantitative and qualitative methods to carry and evaluate D&I initiatives and projects, including research and non-research projects.

  • Oversees community outreach and education activities to engage communities in cancer prevention and early-detection to reduce cancer risks and disparities.

  • Develops, fosters, and facilitates partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and healthcare systems to carry initiatives and projects.

  • Facilitates dissemination of CU Cancer Center research advances into community settings for maximum impact to the catchment and to address cancer disparities.

  • Leads evaluation activities, including community needs assessments, program and project assessments, appropriate metric tracking, and surveillance systems.

  • Leads and contributes to writing and submission of grants and other proposals to support COE initiatives and projects.

  • Plans and leads high-quality products, deliverables, and reports to disseminate up-to-date data on Colorado’s cancer burden, risk, and disparities.

  • Supports the AD for COE in preparing presentations and reporting of COE initiatives and projects for the Cancer Center Supporting Grant (CCSG).

  • Develop and an assist with grants for extramural funding, resulting in a diverse funding portfolio from a mixture of federal, state, nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Department of Community and Behavioral Health Faculty Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the department efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Provide teaching, technical assistance, workshops, & facilitation of D&I content, as needed.

  • Service to the Department, School and University through committees and other activities such as mentoring and serving in students’ committees .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies)
To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:
  • Strong leadership and high-level systems thinking.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply D&I models, frameworks, and science.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions.
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health and drivers of health equity.
  • Knowledge of diverse fields of public health education and practice.
  • Knowledge of federal and university human subjects' research regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal, local, and/or foundation grant writing requirements.
  •  Ability to direct and lead multi-site projects and diverse teams.
  • Ability to conduct community-engaged implementation projects and research.
  • Ability to be culturally responsive and to exercise cultural humility with diverse communities.
  • Ability to instruct and mentor Master’s and doctoral level students and post-docs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting health equity and/or health justice
  • Command of pragmatic research methods using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods.

Does this position have fiscal responsibility?
Yes. Fiscal responsibilities related to specific grant activities, as assigned.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range has been established at:
$100,000 to $130,000 for the position of Assistant Professor, Clinical Teaching Track
$130,000 to $160,000 for the position of Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track
$160,000  to $180,000 for the position of, Professor, Clinical Teaching Track.
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.

 Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence
The ColoradoSPH aims to build a diverse and representative academic community that recognizes the importance of social, economic, health, and environmental justice. We strive to promote equity, diversity, and to be a model of inclusive excellence.  As a tri-campus partnership, ColoradoSPH stands with academic, practice, and community partners nationwide to condemn racism, injustice, and inequity.
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 hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu ​.

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.

Click the following links to learn more about resources and community engagement opportunities at CU Anschutz through the following networks:

  • LGBTQ+ Hub: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/offices/diversity-equity-inclusion-community/cu-anschutz-lgbtq-hub

  • Diversity and Health Equity Hub: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/offices/diversity-equity-inclusion-community/trainings-workshops

  • Community Engagement-North Aurora: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/offices/diversity-equity-inclusion-community/community-engagement

The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/offices/office-of-disability-access-and-inclusion


Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor requires:

  • PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree in behavioral or social sciences, medicine, public health, health or public administration, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated potential in Public Health Practice/Clinical Activity or Teaching

  • Experience leading cancer implementation-focused initiatives or projects.

  • Experience leading community outreach and engagement activities.

Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor requires:

  • PhD, MD, or comparable doctoral degree in behavioral or social sciences, medicine, public health, health or public administration, or related fields.

  • Academic and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the criteria for appointment at the academic rank of Associate Professor in the Clinical/Teaching track at the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health, such as

  • Excellence in one of the following: Public Health Practice/Clinical Activity or Teaching.

  • Meritorious in two of the following, including the one indicated as Excellent in (A): Public Health Practice/Clinical Activity, Teaching, Leadership and Services, or Research.

  • Experience leading cancer implementation-focused initiatives or projects.

  • Experience leading community outreach and engagement activities.

Preferred Qualifications
The following qualifications are desirable at all ranks.

  • Formal training in dissemination and implementation science

  • Independently funded cancer prevention, early-detection, or survivorship projects.

  • Experience in Intervention Mapping or Implementation Mapping

  • Experience with interventions for medically underserved populations to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity.

  • Experience with health interventions delivered using technology (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, behavioral intervention technologies), artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning.

  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate students.

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles as first, second, or last author (depending on rank).
Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions should be directed to: Evelinn A. Borrayo, Ph.D. Evelinn.Borrayo@cuanschutz.edu.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: Application Material Instructions A review of the application material will begin June 1st, 2022 and continue until position is filled. Applicants must apply online at http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Please do not submit any of your application material via email to the job posting contact. Applicants Must Include: 1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications a. As relevant to the position, consider including qualifications relevant to equity, diversity and inclusive excellence (EDI), for example: i. Experience with and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body ii. Statement of commitment to applying strategies to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in your research, public health practice and teaching. 2. A current CV/resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for five professional references in a separate document.   
Job Category
: Faculty 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21424 - CSPH-CBH General Ops 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: May 17, 2022 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Evelinn A. Borrayo 
Posting Contact Email: Evelinn.Borrayo@cuanschutz.edu 
Position Number: 00797245
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