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Senior Instructor - Mixed Methods Researcher
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 10/06/2021
Faculty-Medicine-Medical Researcher
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Senior Instructor - Mixed Methods Researcher - 23022 



University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Family Medicine

Senior Instructor

Mixed Methods Researcher

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

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 mission of the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) is to be a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers, and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world. Anschutz Medical Campus is focused on educating upcoming medical professionals, conducting groundbreaking research, practicing innovative approaches to health care delivery and providing excellent direct patient care at two hospitals. Located on AMC, the School of Medicine hosts a globally recognized array of departments, institutes and centers dedicated to educating the next generation of medical professionals.

Among these is the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) which is dedicated to “helping people be healthier" by educating, nurturing, fostering, and enhancing those in the field of family medicine and the communities we live in and serve. The Department of Family Medicine has five (5) focus areas, each with specific goals:

  • Patient Care – Providing outstanding care to patients;
  • Education – Training the family medicine and primary care workforce;
  • Research – Creating and disseminating new knowledge;
  • Communities - Connecting with our communities to achieve health equity; and
  • Diversity & Health Equity - To build and foster a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the communities we serve.

This position is within the Department of Famiily Medicine and will focus on mixed-method health-related research. Specific areas of expertise include qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The position will involve participating as a co-investigator on funded research studies and departmental research needs.

Position Duties

  • Participates in collaborative, multidisciplinary research studies.
  • Grant and manuscript writing, collecting data, developing and conducting qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods analyses.
  • Overseeing and directing professional research assistants and students.
  • Teaching in the form of workshops and seminars within and possibly external to the departement on research methods.
  • Provide leadership and expertise to departmental research efforts incliding advising on research methods, study design, conducting research and disseminating results.
  • Assist in completion of proposals for new research as part of a collaborative team
  • Lead methods expertise as a co-investigator on funded and unfunded research studies.

Supervision Exercised:

Provide supervision, education, and guidance to professional research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, residents, and interns.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $80,000 - 90,000.

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services .

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits .

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu for information on disability accommodations

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

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.

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 Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with terminal doctoral degree (PhD) in progress in social and behavioral sciences health sciences, public health, medical anthropology, sociology or related discipline.
  • At least five years of demonstrated experience and success using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research designs is required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the qualitative and quantitatve research components of clinical and health services research projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of qualitative methodologies and data collection methods relevant in medical research
  • Expertise in multiple qualitative interpretive frameworks, including grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography and content analysis
  • Expertise in multiple qualitative data collection methodologies, including but not limited to in-depth interviews, focus group, observations, and visual data collection methods (e.g., PhotoVoice, video elicitation)
  • Expertise in multiple qualitative analytic methods and use of qualitative software programs, especially atlas.ti
  • Experience with mixed methods research designs
  • Exoerience and evidence of quantitative data collection including use of data collection methods such as REDCap and Qualtrics, survey design and administration, use of electronic medical record data, including basic data management, analytics and statistics.
  • Evidence of independent research through publication (peer-reviewed publications in public health, health services and/or medical journals).
  • Experience with teaching and mentoring clinical and health sciences faculty.
  • Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion based on the position's responsibilities.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent manuscript and grant writing skills
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the research mission area of the Department of Family Medicine.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with investigators and colleagues in the department and across the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, develop effective interpersonal relationships, provide superior customer service, and communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt to changing priorities, manage time, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in virtual environment.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

      Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers , refer to requisition ID: 23022
When applying, applicants must include:
  • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  • A current Resume/CV
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
  • 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 
    : Full-time 
    Posting Date
    : Oct 4, 2021 
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing 
    Posting Contact Name: Deanna Schroder 
    Posting Contact Email: deanna.schroder@cuanschutz.edu 
    Position Number: 00789725
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