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Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Neurology - Section of Epilepsy

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado 80045
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University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus 

Associate Professor or Professor

Department of Neurology
Section of Epilepsy

The Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking to recruit a dynamic leader to expand the clinical and research programs within our Epilepsy Section. Appointment will be at the level of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications. The individual will be the Associate Director of the Section, with anticipation that they will assume the Directorship as part of the section’s succession planning process. The Department is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and candidates who will help the Department expand DEI are strongly encouraged to apply.  

This is a Senior Leadership position within the Epilepsy Section and the candidate will initially be appointed as the Associate Section Chief with an expected transition to Section Chief as part of the section’s succession planning process. The position presents an enormous opportunity to help grow the program, create a culture of excellence, and help further enhance its national recognition and presence. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, communicative, caring, detail-oriented, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated.

The position is located at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) in Aurora, CO a suburb of Denver. The AMC is the site of University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and the main research and educational facilities of the School of Medicine.


This faculty position is in the Epilepsy Section, which currently has 12 Epileptologists, 5 Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), and 2 Fellows (ACGME accredited), making it one of the largest sections in the Department of Neurology. The Epilepsy Section’s clinical activities include outpatient clinics, a continuous EEG monitoring service, and two Epilepsy Monitoring Units (one at UCH and a satellite unit at UCHealth’s Highlands Ranch Hospital in South Metro Denver). Epileptologists work closely with members of the Department of Neurosurgery in an active epilepsy surgery program. The outpatient clinics currently include both general epilepsy outpatient clinic as well as several multidisciplinary clinics at UCH including the Epilepsy pregnancy clinic, Tuberous Sclerosis clinic, Non-Epileptic Seizure clinic, Neuro-feedback clinic, Diet clinic, Neuro-modulation clinic, Pre-surgery clinic, Surgery clinic, and Tele-epilepsy. The Epileptologists and Epilepsy APPs rotate through and are responsible for staffing the Epilepsy Monitoring Units (EMU) and inpatient continuous EEG monitoring service (cEEG). The UCH EMU is a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) level 4 unit. A satellite EMU expansion was recently established at the UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital in South Metro Denver that is also staffed by the Epilepsy Section on a rotational basis. The section has an ACGME accredited epilepsy fellowship which accepts two fellows per year and plays a key role in resident and medical student education. The Department of Neurology has large basic science and clinical research programs, and candidates are expected to develop and maintain a personal research program and to develop and expand existing research in the section. 

Job Responsibilities

The duties in this faculty position will include clinical, teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research and clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Department Chair.

Clinical duties may include responsibilities at the faculty-level for outpatient clinics, continuous EEG monitoring, and attending in the EMUs. While on service, obligations will include supervision of medical students, residents, and some fellows, supervision of patient procedures, and teaching of the house-staff as well as students. 

Teaching activities including attending neurology services, leading teaching conferences and training medical students, residents, and fellows. 

It is anticipated that the candidate will have an active research interest that can include clinical research or basic research related to the field of epilepsy and will be able to help the section expand its research activities both through their own work and in mentoring and fostering the development of other section members.

Administrative responsibilities will include data entry into hospital systems, development of critical pathways, committee work and projects aimed at improving the specialty and department mission. It is assumed the bulk of this non-clinical time will be spent working toward the production of scholarship activities. Attendance at meetings and educational events of the department and specialty programs is expected. Other duties may be assigned as need arises. 

The duties of the Associate Section Chief/Section Chief include: 

  • Serving as the Associate Section Chief/Section Chief for the Epilepsy Section operations of the Department of Neurology, which includes the ability to make executive and administrative decisions for the Epilepsy Section
  • Interacting extensively with the Department Chair and Senior Leadership at UCHealth to assess needs for section and plan activities that relate to future growth
  • Serving as a mentor to all epilepsy faculty, with an emphasis on our junior faculty and acts as a positive role model and leader within the section and department
  • Developing and executing strategies and processes that will drive the strategic plan and vision of the section and ensure the goals, standards and objectives are in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Recruiting and growing the section in Metro Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain region 

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must be Board Certified in Neurology
  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date
  • Applicants must have completed fellowship training in Epilepsy, or neurophysiology
  • Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the School of Medicine 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • A record of previous or current research activity and funding is highly desirable 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
  • Outstanding clinical skills in Neurology and Epilepsy
  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Dedication to professional development, teaching and education, and to mentoring others
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and creative
  • Writing skills as exemplified in scholarly work and grant applications 

Salary and Benefits

It is anticipated that salary will be commensurate with American Association of Medical College (AAMC) benchmarks for the proposed senior academic rank (Associate Professor or Professor level). Specific 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 provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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*If you are interested in the position, please email Joshua Schwab at Neurology-HR@ucdenver.edu


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Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Neurology - Section of Epilepsy

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