University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

The University of Colorado School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive research programs receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School’s total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology has 45 primary faculty located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora and at National Jewish Health in Denver. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the Barbara Davis Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research and a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as UCHealth’s University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital scheduled to open in 2018. The campus is one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States.

The Department’s 27 faculty on the Anschutz Medical Campus have an annual budget of $12 million, with approximately 80 percent derived from competitive extramural peer-reviewed grants. Faculty located at National Jewish Health have additional annual grant support of approximately $9.5 million. Department of Immunology and Microbiology faculty participate extensively in medical student, graduate student and postdoctoral training and education, and Department of Immunology and Microbiology faculty lead three T32 training grants. A wide array of research programs are ongoing within the Department, which has an international reputation for research excellence. The School of Medicine recently identified five focus areas for research investment of up to $20 million each; three of these areas have extensive involvement by Immunology and Microbiology faculty.

The Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine and serves on the School of Medicine Executive Committee. The Chair of Immunology and Microbiology will have research experience and leadership skills suitable for leading a world class research-focused department. The Chair will be responsible for leading additional growth in the Department’s research portfolio and enhancing collaborative research throughout the School of Medicine and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Chair will also oversee, maintain and enhance diversity amongst the faculty, trainees and staff in the Department, enhance excellence in the Department’s educational programs and assure transparency in the Department’s administration, management, budgetary planning and implementation.

Applications are accepted electronically at (click on “Search for Career Opportunities”; enter Job Number #07750). First consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2016. Questions regarding the search may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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