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Location: Denver, CO
Employer: University of Colorado, Denver
Position: Dean, Colorado School of Public Health
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Posted: 12/5/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2236

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health (Colorado SPH). Its mission is to promote the physical, mental, social, and environmental health of people and communities in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond. The Dean is the chief administrative and fiscal officer of the school as well as its principal spokesperson to academic and public health practice communities, students, and alumni. We are seeking an accomplished and dynamic leader to achieve our vision to become one of the nation's premier institutions for public health education and research with an outstanding reputation for delivering education, training, and service programs that are based in science, proven in practice, and adapted through creativity to meet pressing population health needs. 

The Colorado SPH is a CEPH accredited collaborative school, comprised of three partners: The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (as the lead institution), Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. Colorado SPH enrolls more than 650 graduate students in 15 public health academic and professional programs. A wide array of Centers and programs provide an interdisciplinary research and educational foundation of excellence. Significant strengths exist in many areas. An overview of the school and significant areas of strength can be found at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is an urban research university serving more than 18,000 students in Aurora, Denver, and online. We award more than 5,500 degrees each year. Our award-winning faculty and renowned researchers offer 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and schools. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus has more than $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to a wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver.    

The dean provides vision and guidance in all aspects of the school's educational programs, research endeavors, public health practice, and community outreach and service programs. S/he needs to: recruit and retain a diverse pool of excellent faculty; enhance funded research; expand philanthropy; advocate for and build a community that values diversity and inclusion among faculty, students, staff, and external partners; and continuously improve the teaching and learning environment for students. The new dean also will be expected to encourage effective collaborative relationships within the school, with the partner institutions, and among University of Colorado schools, colleges and programs. The dean is expected to interact effectively with Colorado public health agencies and external advisory groups in promoting all aspects of the school.     

This position requires a Doctoral or equivalent terminal degree (MD, PhD, DrPH, or similar) in a public health or related field from an accredited institution; excellent academic qualifications consistent with an appointment to the rank of Professor with tenure; demonstrated experience in administration and leadership at an academic institution (e.g., at the level of chair, associate dean, or dean), government agency, or other organization devoted to the promotion of health; a deep understanding of contemporary public health issues and systems; distinguished record of accomplishment in public health teaching, research, and practice; a commitment to and a record of building a diverse and inclusive organization. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to trust, collaboration, innovation, and consultation; a commitment to improving health equity; a record of effective interactions and building partnerships with multiple diverse constituencies; and potential to develop or successful experience in fundraising and resource development.       

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The Colorado School of Public Health, together with the three campuses, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado are dedicated to insuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct criminal background investigations for all prospective employees.        

To apply, please visit and attach a cover letter addressing your qualifications relative to the position requirements and a current CV. To receive full consideration, please submit applications materials by January 9, 2017. Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified. For additional information contact          

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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