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University of Colorado Associate Dean of Clinical and Community Affairs/Administrative Faculty Apppointment in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing, Office of Clinical and Community Affairs

Job Title: Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs/Administrative Faculty Appointment

The University of Colorado Denver l 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 CU College of Nursing is seeking an exceptional faculty leader to serve as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs. The ideal candidate would be qualified to hold a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher with 0.50 FTE dedicated to the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs administrative faculty appointment.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

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/A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here./

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing has an opening for an Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs. This 0.50 FTE administrativefaculty appointment serves as the senior administrator overseeing the College’s faculty practice enterprise and is responsible for strategic development, provider support and compliance, practice plan operations, practice finance, and clinical site operations. The Associate Dean is responsible for ensuring that the practice activities are conduected in an efficient and ethical manner, consistent with the rules and regulations of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

The Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs reports directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and works collaboratively with other members of the Dean’s Council, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Strategic Development

o Articulates a compelling, inclusive vision for the future of practice within the CU College of Nursing. Provides strategic leadership in developing and refining the College’s practice mission and activities.

o Provides leadership in defining levels of excellence in nursing practice, in order to guide the College in the conduct of its programs in clinical and community affairs.

o Provides leadership in designing systems of evaluation that ascertain whether levels of excellence are being met within the practice enterprise.

o Provides leadership in designing, implementing, and evaluating models of clinical practice.

o Provides leadership in testing collaborative models in nursing service and education and interdisciplinary models.

  • Practice Plan Operations

o Facilitates interprofessional and collaborative efforts. Reviews relevant campus, federal, and state fiscal policies and procedures related to clinical affairs. Provides leadership in developing specific College of Nursing policies and procedures and directs that College of Nursing operations are consistent with these policies and procedures

  • Designs, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and clinical agencies, a variety of practice opportunities that allow the College to meet its stated goals for community service and faculty practice.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs that reflect trends and needs in service and clinical practice, and that stem from the philosophy and goals of the College of Nursing, the Anschutz Medical Campus and the general University.

  • Provides oversight to provider support functions such as onboarding, credentialing, scheduling, and peer review.

  • Provides oversight to compliance and safety functions for faculty practice.

  • Collaborates with the Office of University Counsel in the development of professional service agreements and MOUs.

  • Establishes and manages positive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and appropriately represents the College of Nursing and advanced practice.

o Creates a system of accountability through definition and reporting of quality metrics and productivity standards for practice faculty.

o Serves as the designated Chair of the HealthCare Partners Governing Board.

  • Practice Finance

  • Projects budget requirements, administers allocated budgets, and monitors the financial status of clinical accounts.

  • Provides leadership in identifying and developing external funding to support the community service and practice missions of the College.

  • Submits grants and funding requests to external agencies to expand practice initiatives.

  • Clinical Site Operations

  • Provides management oversight of the faculty practice enterprise, including Sheridan Health Services, a multi-site, nurse-led, interprofessional federally qualified health center.

  • Provides management oversight of clinical activities, including current grants and contracts, with an emphasis on efficiency, productivity, and accountability.

o Provides leadership and supervision to clinical directors to ensure consistency in scope of practice, practice guidelines, and patient care quality.

Salary and Benefits:

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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.

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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:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Eligible for licensure as an RN in the state of Colorado.

  • Doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching across multiple modalities.

  • Eligible for faculty rank of Associate Professor or higher

  • Financial and personnel management; ideally obtained through 5 years of progressive leadership experience.

  • Clinical practice development/management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eligible for tenure.

  • Experience coordinating grant-funded projects.

  • Experience working on an academic medical campus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nurse-led models of care, quality metrics.


  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaboration with interprofessional colleagues

  • Ability to provide effective leadership to achieve strategic objectives.

  • Ability to multi-task and remain detail oriented.

  • Ability to critically think and problem-solve to achieve program objectives.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships; strong interpersonal skills

  • Assertive communication skills.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Associate Dean of Clinical and Community Affairs/Administrative Faculty Apppointment

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15965