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Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Neurology - Movement Disorders Section

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado 80045
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University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus 

Associate Professor or Professor

Department of Neurology

Movement Disorders Section 

The Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking to recruit a dynamic leader to serve as Associate Section Chief/Section Chief to expand its clinical and research programs within our Movement Disorders section. Rank will be determined based on qualifications, with the opportunity for academic promotion, which is determined on criteria of demonstrated excellence in the areas of education, research, clinical care, and community service. She/he will assume the Directorship as part of the Movement Disorders succession planning process. The position will be responsible for evolving and developing its programs, fostering a culture of excellence, and further enhance its national recognition and presence. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, communicative, caring, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated.

The position is located at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) and will partner with Denver Health Medical Center and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. We are the major tertiary referral center for Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region, western slope and nearby states. The AMC campus includes the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, the University of Colorado Cancer Center, advanced brain imaging facilities and the main research and educational facilities of the School of Medicine. Our faculty development and research are supported by programs, facilities and funding from the NIH funded Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100-degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the University’s School of Medicine was awarded more than $516.2 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.

Movement Disorders

Our nationally recognized Movement Disorders section is comprised of 7 core and 3 associate fellowship-trained Movement Disorders faculty, 2 Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), and 3 fellows. Movement Disorder’s clinical activities include outpatient clinics, deep brain stimulation and other advanced therapies, botulinum toxin injections, interdisciplinary and palliative care, and community engagement for patient advocacy and education. Our clinicians served over 7000 individual patients through our outpatient clinics in 2019. We are a Parkinson’s Foundation designated Center of Excellence, as well a Huntington Disease Society and Diffuse Lewy Body Disease Centers of Excellence. Regarding deep brain stimulation, we have a busy interdisciplinary program: currently placing about 10 electrodes a month and have two dedicated neurosurgeons.

Our Movement Disorders Section is highly engaged in research, with 70 active clinical trials, almost 1/3 of which are investigator-initiated studies. Clinical trials include Parkinson’s Progression Marker’s Initiative, surgical interventions in Parkinson and Huntington disease and most of the important multi-center clinical trials aimed at slowing Parkinson’s progression, ataxia and genetics. We host a yearly research retreat and pilot grant program.

Our team engages in a wide variety of educational activities which include mentoring junior faculty, graduate, medical, and post-doctoral students, and neurology residents, educating movement disorders specialists through our fellowship program, and providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) events for local primary care physicians and neurologists. We have trained 20 fellows, that have mostly continued in successful academic careers. We recruit two fellows yearly (usually our top ranked persons) via the SF Match Program, that generally complete two years.

The physicians and other practitioners of the Movement Disorders Center (MDC) are leaders in community outreach. Besides holding an annual Parkinson symposium, our group provides about 30 talks to lay groups annually and actively work with the region’s movement disorder support groups.

The Department of Neurology is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for the Department of Neurology. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the community and the organization. We strive and commit to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The Department of Neurology also is actively engaging in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellness. Employee will have the opportunity to engage in these areas as they feel comfortable.

Job Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

The duties in this faculty position will include clinical, teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research and clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Department Chair.

Clinical duties may include responsibilities at the faculty-level for specialized outpatient clinics and deep brain stimulation surgery. Additional obligations include supervision of medical students, residents, fellows, supervision of patient procedures, and teaching of the house-staff as well as students. 

Teaching activities including attending neurology services, leading teaching conferences and training medical students, residents, and fellows. 

It is anticipated that the candidate will have an active research interest that can include clinical research or basic research related to the field of Movement Disorders and will be able to help the section expand its research activities both through their own work and in mentoring and fostering the development of other section members.

Administrative responsibilities will include data entry into hospital systems, development of critical pathways, committee work and projects aimed at improving the specialty and department mission. It is assumed the bulk of this non-clinical time will be spent working toward the production of scholarship activities. Attendance at meetings and educational events of the department and specialty programs is expected. Other duties may be assigned as need arises. 

The duties of the Associate Section Chief/Section Chief include:

 

  • Serving as the Associate Section Chief/Section Chief for the Movement Disorders Section operations of the Department of Neurology, which includes the ability to make executive and administrative decisions for the section
  • Interacting extensively with the Department Chair and Senior Leadership at UCHealth to assess needs for section and plan activities that relate to future growth
  • Serving as a mentor to all Movement Disorders faculty, with an emphasis on our junior faculty and acts as a positive role model and leader within the section and department
  • Developing and executing strategies and processes that will drive the strategic plan and vision of the section and ensure the goals, standards and objectives are in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Recruiting and growing the section in Metro Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain region

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Associate Professor

  • MD degree
  • Applicants must be Board Certified in Neurology
  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date
  • Applicants must have completed fellowship training in movement disorders
  • Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the School of Medicine 

Professor

  • MD degree
  • Applicants must be Board Certified in Neurology
  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date
  • Applicants must have completed fellowship training in movement disorders
  • Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the School of Medicine

 

Preferred Qualifications: (not required, but may be used to narrow down the applicant pool)

  • A record of previous or current research funding is highly desirable
  • Additional board certifications eligibility

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding clinical skills in Neurology and Movement Disorders
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within diverse team structures – grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusive principles
  • Being respectful of patient rights and putting patient safety first,
  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude with the ability to build rapport and connect with patients and colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Dedication and commitment to professional development, teaching and education, and mentoring others
  • Ability and commitment to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner
  • Ability to support and work with colleagues across the Department of Neurology with an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and think quickly on your feet
  • Great attention to detail and quality
  • Writing skills as exemplified in scholarly work and grant applications
  • Experience with web-based tracking systems (EPIC) and Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Follow and share best practices in research (ICH guidelines, GCP, FDA guidelines)

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 Employee Services.

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: 
https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

 

*Position open until filled

 

Application Materials Instructions

You must attach a cover letter, resume, and references to your application as three separate documents. Please identify the section and job specific minimum qualifications that you possess in your cover letter. Also, please ensure you check the “Job Specific Attachments” box next to each document on the “Required Documents” page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached.

*Please note: All application materials must be submitted through CU Careers, emailed materials will not be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five reference as part of the search process for the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants Section 2

Diversity and Equity:

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.

Please click here for information on disability accommodations:http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities. 

*If you are interested in the position, please email Joshua Schwab at Neurology-HR@ucdenver.edu

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Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Neurology - Movement Disorders Section

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