University of Colorado: Neuromuscular Section Director

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Associate or Full Professor
Department of Neurology
Neuromuscular Section Director
Position # 00804608
CU Careers Requisition #

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, trainees, 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

The Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking an engaging leader to direct our Neuromuscular Section and expand its clinical, research, educational, and patient outreach programs. We are seeking individuals who are visionary, collaborative, communicative, caring, detail-oriented, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated. Faculty rank will be at the level of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications. Applications are encouraged from candidates with clinical and/or basic research interests. The Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and candidates who will help the Department expand DEI are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Neurology provides ample research space, dedicated clinical, academic, and research support, and a busy clinical Neuromuscular program. The Neuromuscular multidisciplinary clinic is a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and ALS Association (ALSA) Care Center as well as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) Center of Excellence and serves as a regional referral center for an eleven-state referral area with ~3600 annual patient visits, ~1300 NCS/EMG studies and ~200 muscle and nerve biopsies. The program has additionally been recognized as a Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America 'Partner in Care', Inherited Neuropathies Consortium member, Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) Clinical Trials Research Network member & center for research excellence, Myotonic Dystrophy Research Network member, GRASP-Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) research consortium member, and RYR1 Foundation 'Expert in Care' site. We are also part of the DMD Center of Excellence at Children's Hospital Colorado and a member of the TREAT-NMD Alliance Neuromuscular Network.

A competitive, combined ACGME-accredited Neuromuscular Medicine and UCNS-accredited Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology 1-year fellowship is offered. The program has made significant contributions in basic and applied neuromuscular clinical research and are currently operating 60+ active trials, including 15 research consortia trials. Clinical trials are integrated into daily patient encounters and allow patients access to novel therapies with support from a neuromuscular research program manager, 10 research coordinators and 2 research physical therapists.  


This faculty position will work in the Neuromuscular section, which currently has 6 MDs, 5 APPs (2 Physician Assistants, 1 Nurse Practitioner, and 2 Genetic Counselors) and 2 fellows (1 Neuromuscular fellow and 1 Genetic Counseling fellow).

Job Responsibilities:

Job duties in this faculty position will include clinical, teaching, research, and service responsibilities. The overall determination of research and clinical activities and allocation of time and effort will be subject to the determination of the Department Chair.

In addition, specific responsibilities will be as follows: Clinical days involve patients with neuromuscular disorders. There will be opportunity to perform electrodiagnostic studies, biopsies and neuromuscular pathology on patients seen in clinic who need these tests and on other patients as allowable by demand and other personnel performing these studies and their schedules. There will be no inpatient attending responsibilities.  General weeknight evening call (currently 5p-7a) on the general neurology service is provided by a rotating pool of UCH credentialed faculty (currently about once per month). 

Participation in all administrative/didactic meetings of the neuromuscular section is expected. Administrative responsibilities will include data entry into hospital systems, development of critical pathways, committee work and projects aimed at improving the specialty and department mission. It is assumed the bulk of this non-clinical time will be spent working toward the production of scholarship activities. Attendance at meetings and educational events of the department and specialty programs is expected. This position will work to develop community outreach and other activities designed to enhance and develop our programs in neuromuscular disease generally and in the area of muscle disease and muscle histopathology through the Neuromuscular Pathology Lab.

In addition, there will be involvement in the teaching of students, residents, and fellows (including the neuromuscular fellow), and in section and department-wide Quality and Performance Improvement projects.

Other duties may be assigned as need arises.

Required Qualifications:

Associate Professor

  • MD or DO
  • Board Certified/Eligible Neurologist
  • Completed fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine
  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date. Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the School of Medicine


  • MD or DO
  • Applicants must be Board Certified in Neurology
  • A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date
  • Applicants must have completed fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the School of Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic hospital setting is preferred
  • A record of previous or current research activity and funding is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
  • Outstanding clinical skills in Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Dedication to professional development, teaching and education, and to mentoring others
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and creative
  • Writing skills as exemplified in scholarly work and grant applications

Salary and Benefits:

Associate Professor- $187,000 - $242,000
Professor – $210,000 - $300,000

It is anticipated that salary will be commensurate with American Association of Medical College (AAMC) benchmarks for the proposed senior academic rank (Associate Professor or Professor level). Specific 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.

The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions.


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Applications are accepted electronically at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials:

When applying at, applicants must include:  

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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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 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.

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