The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Health Professions Office at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) downtown campus seek to hire a faculty member at open rank who has an established research record that would meet tenure or near-tenure qualifications in one of the departments in CLAS including the Department of Psychology (see full list of CLAS departments and programs here: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/departments-interdisciplinary-units).
The successful candidate will have experience teaching, research that complements the appointing department and experience working with students in preparation for applying to health professions graduate programs. In this position, the successful candidate is expected to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, maintain an active research program in the area of their expertise, and contribute to a growing and robust Health Professions Advising program. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to mentor students in support of diversity and inclusion. The teaching load for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is up to four courses per year, but with 50% responsibility in the Health Professions Advising program, the teaching load in this position will be at most two courses per year.
CU Denver and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has a strong commitment to building an inclusive environment for STEM education and for assisting students who wish to enter the clinical health professions as well as non-clinical careers in health more broadly; as part of an office that serves as many as 1300 students per year. CU Denver is part of the National Science Foundation’s Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES), and a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Grant for enhancing equity in STEM education. Our student body of 15,000 is diverse: among our undergraduates, 52% percent are women and 43% are students of color, including 57% of the freshman class. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life.
Minimum Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent terminal degree in any discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, teaching and/or student mentoring experience and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications are required. We encourage faculty with a broad range of health-related research interests to apply. The candidate must be self-motivated, able work collaboratively with faculty members in their department of expertise and throughout the University. The successful applicant must be able to advocate for students and serve as a liaison for the health professions program in the community and other academic settings.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience advising pre-health or health professions students, familiarity with the processes for application to health professions programs including writing of personal statements, test preparation, interviewing, and application completion. A record of inclusive mentoring and teaching are highly desirable qualifications. In addition, a record of research that would qualify for tenure within a candidates’s home department is desirable. A candidate with strong interpersonal and communication skills is preferred.
Applications can be submitted at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13906 and should include the following:
- A cover letter addressing the position requirements and summarizing the qualifications of the applicant
- Full Curriculum Vitae
- A one-page advising/mentoring statement describing previous experience working with pre-health or health professions students
- A one-page research statement, describing research interests, accomplishments, and future plans
- A one-page teaching statement, describing teaching philosophy, courses taught, mentoring of graduate and/or undergraduate students, and potential courses to be taught
- List of three professional references)
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. 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.