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Lead, Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty/Open Rank

University of Colorado System
Aurora, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Pediatrics – Section of Administration

Job Title: Lead, Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty/ Open Rank – Clinical Instructor to Clinical Professor

Position #00604235 – Requisition #33255

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the nation’s premier academic pediatric programs. Its clinical and educational programs are consistently rated among the top ten nationally by US News and World Report. The Department is also a leader among Child Health research programs ranking third in the nation in the most recent listing of top National Institutes of Health funded Pediatric Departments with over $63 million in active NIH awards. The Department is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time (20% time/0.20 FTE) position of Lead, Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty.

Under the direction of the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, the Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty Lead will oversee a variety of activities and programs designed to support, strengthen and celebrate the work of approximately 300 clinical (volunteer) faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.

The Lead will develop and oversee a series of coordinated programs to: 1) enhance the recruitment and retention of clinical (volunteer) faculty members; 2) work with the Department of Pediatrics Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty Affairs Committee, Office of Medical Education in the School of Medicine and the Academic Affairs Office in the Department of Pediatrics to streamline and oversee the processes for clinical (volunteer) faculty appointments and promotions; 3) communicate effectively with clinical (volunteer) faculty members, through written and electronic channels, as well as through periodic visits to sites of practice across Colorado and in-person and/or virtual meetings and events; 4) ensure that clinical (volunteer) faculty members receive appropriate Departmental, School of Medicine, and public recognition; and 5) where appropriate, support the efforts of the Department of Pediatrics Office of Education to strengthen clinical (volunteer) faculty preceptor development and clinical teaching capacity/capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and the Department of Pediatrics Academic Affairs Office to support efforts to enhance administrative efficiency, streamline appointments and promotions, strengthen communication with community-based preceptors and share best practices.
  • Work collaboratively with the Chair of the Department’s Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee including development of agendas for the Committee’s quarterly meetings.
  • Develop and support consistent marketing and outreach efforts aimed at the recruitment and retention of pediatric care providers to the volunteer clinical faculty.
  • Collaborate with medical education leaders in the MD, PT and PA programs to develop and promote new teaching opportunities for volunteer clinical faculty members across the undergraduate and graduate medical curricula.
  • Work with the School of Medicine Office of Medical Education, the Department of Pediatrics Office of Education, and other leaders in student and resident education within the School of Medicine (particularly those invested in pediatric education) to enhance and facilitate processes for training and assessment of trainees and preceptors in volunteer clinical faculty office-based settings and classroom-based teaching settings.
  • Communicate regularly with volunteer clinical faculty by means of emails, newsletters, periodic visits to sites of practice in Colorado, and in-person and/or virtual meetings and events.
  • Work with Department leadership and administrators, volunteer clinical faculty members, alumni and others to identify best practices and develop measurable goals and objectives in recruiting and supporting the volunteer clinical faculty.
  • Develop strategies for recognition and appreciation of volunteer clinical faculty activities.
Work Location:

Hybrid – this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule with time on campus as needed for in-person meetings.

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics is proud of its long history of forging and sustaining close relationships with community providers. These relationships serve to enhance patient care; provide high-quality community practice-based learning opportunities for CU School of Medicine medical students, physician assistant students, and pediatric residents; and allow for mutually beneficial interaction between community-based clinical faculty and SOM-employed faculty.

The DOP Volunteer Clinical/Community Faculty Lead position is a unique role created to foster these relationships for the benefit of community- and SOM-based faculty, the Department of Pediatrics, and the patients and trainees they serve. Working with members of the Department academic affairs and education groups, the individual in this position will have the opportunity to lead efforts to expand, nurture, and recognize these important relationships through engagement and support of the volunteer clinical/community faculty.

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.

This is an open rank position and could be categorized as Clinical Instructor, Senior Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor based on current Clinical Faculty rank in the School of Medicine.
  • MD/DO or other relevant professional degree and a School of Medicine Clinical Faculty appointment at any rank.
  • Demonstrated record of significant accomplishments as a clinician and teacher within the School of Medicine.
Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
*For questions regarding Children’s Hospital drug testing requirements, please contact Children’s Human Resources at 720-777-8598. Some positions may require testing if access to Children’s Hospital or their systems is needed at any time during employment with the University. If drug testing is required, it will be listed in the job posting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Able to work effectively with Departmental leadership, faculty, residents and students.
  • Understanding of the content and structure of the undergraduate and graduate curricula at the School of Medicine and the important role that diversity, humanism and professionalism play in enhancing the teaching, learning and patient care environment.
  • Exemplary communication, organization and leadership skills in order to represent the Department of Pediatrics in discussions with volunteer faculty members, curriculum and community leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Interest in preceptor development and working with community-based physicians and an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist in creating effective learning environments in office settings.
  • Willingness to travel as it is expected that the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Lead will periodically visit urban and rural sites of practice and meet with current or potential preceptors.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience or significant familiarity with working and/or teaching in community-based clinical practice settings .
How to Apply:

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

1. A letter of interest which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

2. Current Curriculum Vitae.

3. Two to three professional references, including name, email address and phone number (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references).

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Questions should be directed to:
Mark Abzug, MD, Search Committee Chair,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by April 18, 2024. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The hiring range for this part-time (0.20 FTE) position has been established at :

$35,000 - $50,000

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.

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 ​.

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 .

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