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Communications Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Posting Details
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Working Title Communications Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202300913AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $100,00-110,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees in the following University benefit areas:https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ . To see the value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit our compensation calculator – https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/ .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/12/2023
Description of Work Unit
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high-quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Position Summary
The Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence program in the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a 1-year renewable fellowship in veterinary communication. This training program is open to health care professionals with exemplary teaching experience and consists of advanced post-graduate instruction in coaching veterinary communication.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Requirements include doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DVM, MD, or DNP) or thesis-based masters (MA, MS, or MPH) in interpersonal or health communication, veterinary, medical, nursing education, learning and development, or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in higher education, professional development, or healthcare settings
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Content expertise in provider-patient or veterinarian-client-patient interactions
  • Strong instructional record based on student, participant, or peer evaluations
  • Familiarity with experiential learning, adult learning theory, reflective practice, and curriculum or workshop design
  • Student and relationship-centered epistemological approach
  • Ability to implement an existing curriculum infrastructure
  • Facilitation skills, communication coaching, or workshop delivery
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Experience implementing principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching DVM Student Communication Coursework
  • Provide instruction as the course coordinator, instructor, or coach in each year of the communication curriculum (i.e. Communication Modules in “Foundations in Veterinary Medicine” (Years 1 and 2), Junior Practicum “Clinical Communication Skills” Courses, Grand Rounds, and Community Practice Senior Rotation)
  • Respond to student needs and concerns in a timely manner
  • Deliver professional development communication coaching workshops for veterinary faculty, practitioner coaches, and simulated clients (SCs)
  • Update coach and simulated client training materials (e.g., schedules, readings, and procedures)
  • Provide continued support, feedback, and sustain relationships with communication coaches and simulated clients (SCs)
  • Arrange for or substitute for coaches or simulated clients due to illness or emergency
  • Conduct instructor briefings to prepare for the course and debriefings to identify strengths and areas for growth for curriculum improvement
  • Grade student assignments and support coach grading of video reflection papers
  • Conduct training, provide support, and monitor progress for course grading support
  • Complete administrative and organizational tasks for course coordination
  • Update, post, and manage course materials on the learning management system (i.e. Canvas)
  • Collaborate with communication coordinator and provide guidance for course preparation
  • Collaborate with course coordinators in preparing course materials and communication with students, coaches, and simulated clients
  • Communicate with the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) regarding the needs for simulated clients, and address concerns regarding simulated client performance and professional development
  • Collaborate with faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on implementation of the communication curriculum
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and grow the Elanco Excellence in Communication Award program, recognizing student communication performance based on video review and evaluation
Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Continuing Education (FRANK® and Communication Coaching Skills Workshops)
  • Provide coordination, instruction, and coaching for on average 5 veterinary communication continuing education workshops on an annual basis
  • Deliver professional development workshops for coaches and simulated clients
  • Deliver professional development communication coaching workshops for veterinary faculty and practitioner coaches
  • Update coach and simulated client training materials (e.g., schedules, readings, and procedures)
  • Update, post, and manage course materials on the learning management system (i.e. CSUVetCE)
  • Build and sustain relationships with key veterinary practices and industry partners
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Research
  • Opportunities exist depending on the candidate’s background, interest, and expertise to conduct research
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates will need to supply a Resume/CV and cover letter that address the required and preferred qualifications and your commitment to diversity and inclusion. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted through the CSU Job Website by 11:59 pm (MST) on June 12, 2023. Email or mail-in applications will not be accepted. This position will be open until filled.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Liz Miyoshi: cvmbs-clinsci_hr@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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