Assistant Professor

University of Colorado

Assistant Professor   31551 



University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Pediatrics – Section of Emergency Medicine

Job Title: Assistant Professor 

Position #: 00816643 – Requisition #: 31551

Job Summary:

Provides high-quality clinical care to pediatric patients in Emergency Department / Urgent Care setting, as well as supporting the Child Protection Team (CPT) at Childrens Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs. CPT work includes ambulatory clinics seeing new and established patients, while also performing consultative services in the emergency department and inpatient unit setting. This role will communicate with and educate patients, caregivers, human services, law enforcement, and other agencies involved with Child Protection Team cases.

Key Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:  

Clinical Effort – Pediatric Emergency Medicine (0.45 FTE):

  • Expectation to maintain 0.45 cFTE (clinical effort). Clinical Practitioners at 0.45 cFTE will be expected to provide coverage for 620 hours annually (equivalent of 62, 10-hour shifts). All clinical hours obligations are negotiable with the Section Head at any time. This coverage will consist of direct patient care at Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs. Coverage will include:
    • Pediatric emergency and urgent care
    • Pediatric Observation Unit medicine
    • Jeopardy shifts (an internal physician coverage system for unanticipated absence)
  • Practitioner must maintain active medical staff privileges at all other facilities where ED or urgent care services are provided by the Children’s Hospital Colorado NOC unless a site is specifically excluded by mutual agreement by the practitioner and the medical director of the Children’s Hospital Colorado NOC. 
  • Expectation to attend at least 75% of the official Section of Emergency Medicine required monthly meetings: Joint Section Meeting and Operational Updates.
  • Requirement to participate in Children’s Hospital Colorado Main OR with anesthesiology one time per year to maintain airway skills as well as other technical seminars as deemed by the section and/or practice site in conjunction with input from the medical director. 

Clinical Effort – KEMPE – Child Protection Team (0.40 FTE):

  • Provide direct patient care in support of the Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Spring Child Protection Team in the form of consultative service in the emergency department and inpatient unit setting. Provide direct patient care in support of the Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Spring Child Protection Team in the form of new and establish patient visits in the ambulatory/outpatient setting. Due to the low ambulatory volume the hours include combined consultation and outpatient activities and total 16 hours per week.
  • Communicate with and educate patients, caregivers, human services, law enforcement, and other agencies involved with Child Protection Team cases.

Academic (0.15 FTE):

  • Provide 0.15 FTE clinical relief for an academic position.
  • Expectation to generate scholarly products that will support your promotion to Associate Professor.
  • As a member of the Section of Emergency Medicine, you will be expected to participate in academic programs within the Section, in accordance with our educational mission.  This will include, but is not limited to:
    • Section Academic Conference.
    • Section Continuing Medical Education Conference
    • PEM fellow education days 

Why Join Us:

With an abundance of sunshine and mountains nearby, the Colorado Front Range is the place to be! The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top 20 medical centers in the country. The Department of Pediatrics was ranked No. 7 in the nation for “Best Medical Schools – Pediatrics” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings. 

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, and 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:  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.  

  • MD or DO degree.
  • Full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.
  • Eligibility to obtain medical liability insurance.
  • Board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and Peds Emergency Medicine 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with electronic medical records, preferably EPIC.
  • Willingness to work with challenging clinical situations.
  • Expertise and comfort in management of complex child maltreatment cases
  • Evidence of research, clinical, or educational scholarship commensurate with a career goal of progressive leadership in the field of child abuse pediatrics
  • Past experience working in a collaborative multidisciplinary setting. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge

o   Advanced understanding of pediatric disease and injury patterns

o   Understanding of and familiarity with resources to assist in making clinical decisions and diagnosis.

  • Skills

o   Use of electronic medical record (EPIC)

o   Teaching of medical learners

o   Effectively and respectfully field calls from referring physicians to facilitate referral to site appropriate for presenting problem/service requested and transport to site.

  • Technical skills

o   Interpretation of plain radiographs

o   Foreign body removal

o   Laceration repair, including vermillion border and nail bed repair (some advanced techniques can be learned on job)

o   Incision and drainage

o   Reduction of minor digit fractures or joint dislocations (can be learned on job)

o   Nerve blocks

o   Lumbar puncture

o   IV fluid management of electrolyte and endocrine derangements

o   Acute respiratory care

o   Intubation (ongoing yearly skills training mandatory)

o   Pediatric resuscitation (must maintain PALS certification and complete required annual mock resuscitations)

o   Procedural Sedation (do not need to hold previous credentials but must obtain credentialing at CHCO.  Process in place for education and assisting with obtaining credentials.)

  • Abilities

o   Work efficiently in a fast paced, acute care environment for 8-12 hours at a time.

o   Promote teamwork amongst nurses, techs, learners and colleagues

o   Strong communication and interpersonal skills

o   Work a mix of days, evening, overnights, weekend and holiday shifts  

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

Questions should be directed to: Rudy Lindsey, [email protected]

  Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified. 

Anticipated Salary Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range ) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:


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 [email protected] ​.  

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 vaccine preventable diseases . 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 occupational health medical surveillance program




      Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 
Job Category
: Faculty 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: Oct 18, 2023 
Unposting Date
: Oct 24, 2023, 1:59:00 AM 
Posting Contact Name: Rudy Lindsey 
Posting Contact Email: [email protected] 
Position Number: 00816643

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