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Director-Academy of Medical Educators

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
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May 29, 2023

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Director-Academy of Medical Educators - 27912 Faculty

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Chief Wellbeing Officer

Working Title: Director, Academy of Medical Educators

Official Title: Faculty Director

Position #00803945- Requisition #27912

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

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

Nature of Work

The position serves as the Director, Academy of Medical Educators in the Office of the Senior Associate Dean (SAD) of Faculty and Chief Wellbeing Officer which resides in the School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Chief Wellbeing Officer (CWO) is a newly established unit within the School of Medicine. This unit oversees faculty affairs, faculty and leadership development programs, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The unit also develops pioneering programs in the field of faculty well-being.

This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to support the growth of educators and educational scholars at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM). Large, successful and highly ranked programs in graduate and undergraduate medical education make the CUSOM and AMC a model environment for innovative curricula and studying outcomes across the continuum of medical education. Come make one of the best academic medical centers in the world even better!

The Director, Academy of Medical Educators is a strategic partner to the SAD and is responsible for rebuilding and leading the Academy of Medical Educators, and, in collaboration with the Director, Faculty Development and Educational Scholarship, developing the teaching faculty and promoting engagement and excellence in medical education research. The Director, Academy of Medical Educators will oversee all aspects of programming that inspires faculty to advance their ability to teach learners, design innovative curriculum, implement evidence-based educational practices, excel in educational leadership roles, and conduct and disseminate educational research. The Director, Academy of Medical Educators will also facilitate a collaborative community of educators, build recognition of educators, and advocate for faculty educators needs.

The Director, Academy of Medical Educators works closely with the SAD, the Director, Faculty Development and Educational Scholarship, and other school leaders to fulfill the unit's goals and objectives while ensuring that the unit operates in accordance with university policies and procedures and School of Medicine (SOM) rules.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Provide operational and leadership support to the SAD. Support strategic planning for faculty development and educational research at the SOM.
  • Provide faculty with consultation regarding careers in medical education
  • Lead the Academy of Medical Educators Create, implement, and maintain a new criterion-based, tiered application and review process that builds a teaching portfolio aligned with academic promotion criteria
Build opportunities for Academy members to mentor, deliver faculty development, conduct scholarship, and serve the Academy and medical education community Sponsor symposia to facilitate networking and collaboration, including the annual educational research symposium Oversee internal and external communications related to the Academy of Medical Educators Evaluate outcomes of the Academy Oversee and co-create pragmatic faculty development content, including brief videos, infographics, and pre-packaged workshops Oversee the creation and maintenance of a centralized, online clearinghouse/website for faculty development curricula, resources, and innovations related to education Oversee Medical Education Grand Rounds Oversee the Residents and Fellows as Educators Program Oversee the education innovations grant program (Rymer Innovations Awards) Oversee the Teaching Scholars Program
Support Medical Education Research
  • Lead and co-build/co-teach curricula focused on medical education research in collaboration with the Director, Faculty Development and Educational Scholarship
  • Mentor faculty engaged in medical education research
  • Develop, support, and oversee intramural education-related grant programs
  • Enhance the visibility of CU SOM educational research

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.

Reporting: Director, Academy of Medical Educators reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Chief Well-being Officer.

Supervisory responsibility: Faculty in their work related to the Teaching Scholars Program and the Residents and Fellows as Educators Program. Administrative support within the Academy of Medical Educators.

Resources: Incremental investments to support the growth and development of the Academy has been secured through 2026-27 and include resources for faculty, staff, operating expenses, video services, IT, educational research, open access fees, and professional travel. Pre-award services are available to assist with grant preparation, review, approvals, and submission. Additional investments and the timing of staff/faculty hiring are contingent on sufficient progress toward goals and subject to budget capacity and School of Medicine approvals.

Salary and Benefits:

The final FTE/effort will be negotiated between the finalist and the SAD of Faculty and Chief Wellbeing Officer; it is anticipated to be 30-50%. The salary range for this position has been established at $120,000 - $175,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

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.

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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Diversity and Equity:

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

The University of Colorado Denver | 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.

The University of Colorado Denver | 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.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Physician or PhD with experience in health professions education
  • Eligible for rank at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor or higher
  • Experience working in an academic medical setting
  • Four (4) years of broad and diversified professional level experience in faculty development of medical educators
  • Medical education related peer-reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience teaching medical students or residents/fellows
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in faculty development
  • Five (5) or more years of experience successfully developing infrastructure and programming related to medical education
  • Demonstrated experience leading, coaching and mentoring a diverse cross-section of people and responsibilities
  • National reputation in medical education
  • Advanced training in medical education, certificate or Master's program

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Lead strategic educational projects
  • Strong project management skills, including ability to plan, execute, monitor, and control projects
  • Able to think strategically and manage financial resources
  • Able to establish work priorities and provide follow through to insure completion of activities, both personally and in subordinates.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement high-quality faculty development curricula
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting and disseminating educational research
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, coaching, and advising others
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to promote teamwork, delegate work appropriately, and ensure accountability
  • Demonstrate professionalism, a strong work ethic, and commitment to high standards, integrity, and stability, and be approachable and accountable
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27912. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20029 - SOM-DEAN DO ADMINISTRATION

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 25, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Liselotte Dyrbye Posting Contact Email: LISELOTTE.DYRBYE@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU Position Number: 00803945

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