Associate or Full Professor

Associate or Full Professor

University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado


The Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center invites applications for a tenure-eligible faculty position with a negotiable professorial rank to work in the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The Kempe Center has built a reputation as a world leader in the field of child abuse and neglect since the first Child Protection Team was established in 1958 and the Center became a Section in the Department of Pediatrics in 1972. The Center is known for its expertise in treating abused children, training future professionals, and for excellence in research, education, advocacy and community service. The Center will be building evidence-based and population need-based mental health services for abused and traumatized children.

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

Job Responsibilities: The Center is looking for an innovative mental health professional with expertise in both clinical care and research with traumatized children who can help provide treatment in mental health services as well as mentor and build research in mental health service delivery and outcomes. The successful applicant will have a primary faculty appointment with duties and responsibilities in the Department of Pediatrics with a secondary appointment in the appropriate department if desired. He/she will be a member of the Kempe Center Executive Leadership team to help plan and develop needed programs and services. The successful applicant will help develop a mental health research program and provide mentorship to trainees, post-docs and junior colleagues; join Kempe Center colleagues in training, multi-disciplinary clinical care, and consultation; and help support a T32 training grant in the area of child abuse with mentorship and by securing independent research support.


Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Psychology or other relevant specialty. Knowledge, skills and abilities appropriate for a more senior faculty member with expertise in the field of Child Abuse. Sufficient research experience to establish an independent research program and obtain funding.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to foster faculty career development through mentoring/co-mentoring. Ability to bring in and build on specialized area of expertise in research, clinical service, and training. Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: 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 Applications are accepted electronically at Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: (list and be specific) 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references

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