Faculty Resources

Career Advancement and Professional Development:

  • The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement at the University of Colorado Denver supports faculty in their path toward career advancement, professional development, and dossier support. We provide opportunities to support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers. Explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned for this academic year.  
  • The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Colorado Denver serves as a platform to enhance excellence in undergraduate and graduate education through the development of faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices.  We promote university teaching that helps students learn, persist, succeed, and ultimately graduate. With a strong commitment to honoring the interconnectedness of teaching and learning, CETL works to foster the use of evidence-based educational strategies that have been demonstrated to foster learning and improve academic outcomes for students.
  • The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides on-demand access to the support, mentoring & accountability you need to thrive in the academy.  NCFDD offers essential tools for all faculty, post-docs, and graduate students looking to make successful transitions throughout their careers. NCFDD programs focus on four key areas that help you achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off-campus.
    • Strategic Planning: learn how to plan your academic year, your term, and your weekly schedule in a way that is aligned with your tenure, promotion, reappointment, or merit system.
    • Explosive Productivity: learn the skills and strategies that will help you publish more research, win more grants, and manage your internal resistance to writing.
    • Healthy Relationships: learn how to manage your professional relationships and build a thriving network of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators.
    • Work-Life Balance: learn how to reduce your stress, prioritize your self-care, and find balance in your personal and professional life. 
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers services, resources, and guidance to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of inclusion.

Research Development and Funding:

  • The CU Denver Office of Research Services (ORS) is the overarching faculty development component of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. ORS provides faculty development resources targeted at enhancing faculty research and creative work.​
    • The Creative Research Collaborative (CRC), which fosters interdisciplinary research on the Denver Campus, is housed in ORS.
    • ORS offers faculty proposal support for sponsored project grant and contract applications.
    • ORS helps in publicizing your research and creative work.
  • The Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE), which is housed within ORS, focuses its services on supporting faculty success in external funding.

    • Educational Outreach: We offer a faculty seminar series on grant writing and research development both face-to-face and online.
    • Personalized Fund Searches: We talk with researchers about their projects, then design and conduct fund searches.
      • PIs receive planning documents with a diversity of potential funding sources and receive automatic updates as relevant funding opportunities become available.
    • Proposal Resources: We develop a variety of resources to assist faculty through the proposal development process.
      • Examples: Funding e-Books, Proposal Development Checklist, the ORDE Blog, Know Your Agency Briefs and more.
    • Strategy Sessions: We meet with individual faculty or collaborative research groups to discuss proposal development strategies including when to contact program offices, how to interpret agency guidelines, which funding agencies would be interested and what University services are available.
    • Collaboration Connections: We are often able to suggest faculty in similar or complementary research areas for consultation and potential collaboration on projects. We can also offer best practices in forming and sustaining successful collaborations.
  • The Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA). Developing your research ideas to the point that they become competitive for external funding frequently requires the collection of pilot data. Disseminating your pilot results through presentations at conferences and publications can similarly aid you in acquiring funding for a larger-scale project. To these ends, CLAS ORCA has established two small grant programs; (1) CRISP Awards which provide seed money for research and (2) Dissemination Awards, which provide funding for sharing your research findings in high profile venues. 

  • Young Upwardly Mobile Professors (YUMPs) grants provide support to tenure-track faculty at the University of Colorado Denver (downtown) for activities that advance them toward tenure.  Funded activities can include: attending professional conferences, hiring a research assistant, or buying books/software.
  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Institute (CCTSI) supports translational research by providing resources, integrating facilities and services, developing innovative research tools and catalyzing interdisciplinary research programs.

    • Funding: Each year, the CCTSI awards more than $2 million in pilot grants, microgrants, and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral reproach scholar awards.
    • Education, Training and Career Development (ETCD): Provides clinical-translational scientists and trainees with knowledge, training and career skills.
    • Clinical Translational Research Centers (CTRC): Provides infrastructure, resources and dedicated space to conduct clinical research.
  • The mission of the Postdoctoral Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Denver | Anschutz) is to support the overall experience of postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and administrators. Postdoctoral fellows are vital members of the university community and some of the primary drivers of research innovation. CU Denver | Anschutz recognizes the value that postdoctoral fellows bring to our institution, and as such, we strive to provide a training environment that allows postdoctoral fellows to thrive.

  • The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the University of Colorado Denver and its affiliates: Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, University of Colorado Hospital, and the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. 

Instructional, Research, and Clinical (IRC) Faculty:

Housing and Childcare:

  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program. The University of Colorado, the University of Colorado Foundation and Elevations Credit Union are pleased to partner together to offer the Faculty Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). This assistance comes in the form of a choice of two types of loans provided to eligible faculty selected by the University. 
  • The Auraria Early Learning Center (AELC), a 5-star Colorado Shines-rated center, provides full- and part-time programs for children 12-months to 5-years-old with a fully accredited kindergarten program and summer camp for children through age 8. The center serves the students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus.