Associate Professor

  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Aurora, CO
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Pathology

Open Rank - Associate Professor - Professor

Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories and Vice Chair of Pathology

Position # 00798841 - Requisition #26704

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
  • Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit .

Nature of Work:

The Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of Colorado Health seeks an experienced leader and clinical pathologist at the rank of Associate Professor to Professor to serve as the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and as Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology.

UCH is ranked the #1 hospital in the State of Colorado. UCH current 665-bed hospital ranks nationally in multiple specialties: pulmonology (#2), rheumatology (#11), diabetes & endocrinology (#35), gastroenterology & GI surgery (#38), ear, nose & throat (#41), rehabilitation (#41), urology (#44), and cancer (#50). UCH also has several specialties in the "high-performing" category, which means the following programs rank in the top 25 percent of the hospitals in the survey: geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, and orthopedics.

The Medical Director of the UCH Clinical and Laboratory Medicine practice is responsible for the oversight of numerous faculty and laboratories at a soon to be 925 bed quaternary care hospital and also facilitates integration of clinical pathology across our multi-site of practice UC Health System as Medical Director of Lab Services (DLS). The Medical Director and DLS serve as a leadership dyad to ensure alignment with the mission, values, and objectives of the University of Colorado Hospital and System. The Medical Director also serves as the senior University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) clinical pathologist will interfaces with laboratory, department, school and hospital leadership to promote quality, efficiency, and optimize patient care.

The Medical Director also serves as the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) laboratory director and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) laboratory director and maintains the certificate of accreditation. The Medical director also provides active service on Hospital and University committees, medical staff functions representing the UCH Clinical Laboratories and faculty in clinical pathology.

In collaboration with the Laboratory Director, (technical and administrative leader) the Medical Director develops and implements departmental strategy, goals, plans and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, legal, and ethical requirements/objectives of UCHealth. Working in conjunction the two positions prepares, monitors, and evaluates departmental budgets, and ensures that the department operates in compliance with allocated funding. They also direct and evaluate departmental operations, including information technologies, service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control objectives.

The Medical Director also serves as a Vice Chair of Clinical Pathology for the Department of Pathology, providing additional leadership and professional responsibilities to the Pathology Chair including: recruitment, retention, oversight and mentoring of junior faculty in clinical pathology, faculty evaluation, OPPE/FPPE, and continuing education activities. Engagement in translational research with scholarly productivity is expected, as well as mentoring others in these activities.

Employment Expectations:
* Facilitate clinical care, administrative management, teaching and research missions of the UCH Clinical Laboratory and the Department of Pathology.
* Routinely interpret serum protein electrophoresis tests, assays for hemoglobin variants, and other clinical laboratory tests.
* Lead the optimization of laboratory utilization.
* Use the clinical and laboratory information systems to analyze and automate pathologist/scientist workflow processes to make professional time more effective. This includes pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic variables that improve pathologist efficiency, quality, cost, compliance, and workplace satisfaction.
* Educate medical students, residents, fellows, and laboratory staff.
* Engage in translational research, clinical research, or both.
* Participate in departmental, school, and professional committees.
* Participate in multidisciplinary clinical care reviews.
* Active participation in quality programs, attentiveness to risk management and reduction, as well as clinical practice standards of the College of American Pathology.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at:

Associate Prof $250,000 to $390,000 Professor $300,000 to $500,000

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 (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.


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Diversity and Equity:

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 .

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

MD or DO

Completion of CP or AP/CP Residency in Pathology with board certification in CP or AP/CP by the American Board of Pathology.

Fellowship training or PhD in a subspecialty of clinical pathology or related basic sciences

At least 8 years of experience as a laboratory director or assistant lab director, or section leader in an academic medical system hospital.

Qualify for a full unrestricted license to practice pathology in the State of Colorado.

Associate Professor:

At least 8 years of experience in academic clinical pathology is required. Clinical, teaching and scholarship accomplishments sufficient for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, regular (tenure eligible) track required.


Same as above with at least 12 years of experience in academic clinical pathology is required. Clinical, teaching and scholarship accomplishments sufficient for an appointment at the rank of Professor, regular (tenure eligible) track required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional subspecialty fellowship training and/or experience in additional areas of clinical pathology will be given preference. Individuals with a national stature in clinical pathology and laboratory medicine are desired.

Candidate must apply for privileges/credentialing and is expected to practice in the specialty of clinical pathology at the University of Colorado Hospital and with CU Medicine.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 26704. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions : Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20112 - SOM-Pathology

Posting Date: Jul 12, 2022

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: Matt Bilby


Posting Number: 00798841

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