Assistant Professor

University of Colorado

Assistant Professor  30036 



University of Colorado CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor (Clinical or Research)

Position #00809915 – Requisition #30036

Job Summary:

Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time Faculty (unclassified) Assistant Professor (Clinical or Research) position.

The Clinical faculty responsibilities could include clinical care, leadership in program development, outreach and liaison with various divisions and departments, and some administrative functions.

The Research faculty responsibilities could include grant submission and funding procurement, leadership in program development, outreach and liaison with various divisions and departments, and some administrative functions.

Key Responsibilities:


  •       Work in concert with other mental health providers to provide care to patients
  •       Provide initial evaluations as well as ongoing treatment
  •       Chart patient visits using an electronic medical record
  •       Provide psychological testing, if needed
  •       Develop a clinical vision for the development of programs
  •       Develop goals and objectives for the services and programs and all associated practice management duties
  •       Participate in quality and performance assessment projects.
  •       Participate in the development of and administration of group programs
  •       Provide outreach to the different departments and divisions.  


  •       Obtain grant funding as a Principle Investigator.
  •       Publish original research in high-quality scientific journals.
  •       Research mentorship (graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, research staff).
  •       Peer-review (journal manuscripts, local/national grant review panels).

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.      


Why Join Us:

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 . 

The Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest units in the UCD-SOM and is comprised of 5 Divisions. The CU Department of Psychiatry sets the standard for Education and Training of leaders in psychiatry and mental health care, conducts ground-breaking Research that aims to eradicate suffering due to psychiatric and substance use disorders, provides ready access to state of-the-art mental health preventions and interventions across the continuum of care, and collaborates with the community and other key stakeholders to promote well-being among all Coloradans. We accomplish this vision in a manner that respects, values and advocates for the dignity and worth of each individual and family. 

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 mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is to intentionally support the Department of Psychiatry’s community in advancing a culture of authenticity, belonging, inclusivity, and mutual respect. We are committed to leading transformational education, working toward cultural humility and taking impactful actions related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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. 

  •       1-3 years of related (clinical/research) experience at rank or equivalent experience.
  •       Minimum degree qualifications: PhD, PsyD, MD, DO, NP, APN, or PA 

Preferred Qualifications:

  •        Experience with team-based research that promotes an inclusive environment.
  •        Experience and skill in consulting with professional colleagues and staff.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  •       Must develop knowledge about different stakeholders on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  •       Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and coordination staff.
  •       Should be comfortable with program development and with public speaking.
  •       Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry and the public.
  •       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  •       Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  •       Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  •       Knowledge regarding clinical research regulations and principals of ethical conduct.


How to Apply:


For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

  •        A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  •        A current CV/resume
  •       Five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Questions should be directed to: Brandon Fenner, [email protected]  

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 


Anticipated Pay Range:

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

MD and/or DO – Assistant Professor: $220,000 to $250,000

PhD and/or PsyD – Assistant Professor: $105,000 to $120,000

NP/APN/PA – Assistant Professor: $120,000 to $135,000

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:

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


Unit-Specific Exemptions:

·        Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons. 

The University of Colorado 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.



      Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 
Job Category
: Faculty 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: May 22, 2023 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Brandon Fenner 
Posting Contact Email: [email protected] 
Position Number: 00809915

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