Human Exposure Core Director, Center for Environment, Climate and Health

National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado
Closing date
Feb 5, 2025

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Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Human Exposure Core Director, Center for Environment, Climate and Health – Denver, CO

National Jewish Health, located in the heart of Denver, Colorado in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, is seeking candidates for the position of Core Director, Center for Environment, Climate and Health under the leadership of Dr. Lisa A. Maier, Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. 

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A desire and commitment to lead and grow a research Center into national prominence through faculty expansion, research and interdisciplinary programs
  • Proven leadership, mentorship and administrative skills
  • Recognized achievement and reputation within the field of exposure and climate science and human health
  • Demonstrated research and collaborative experience and expertise
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Commitment to enhancing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • MD, MD/PhD degree or equivalent with interest in Adult Medicine or Pediatrics considered
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado, if applicable
  • Must meet the requirements for appointment at National Jewish Health


  • Expand research activities in the area of human health and exposure with an emphasis on climate change
  • Train the next generation of leaders in climate health and medicine, including graduate students, residents, fellow and other post-doctoral trainees
  • Great work-life balance

National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 124 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care.

National Jewish Health has been named a top 10 hospital in the pulmonology category for the 27th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report on its 2023-24 list of best hospitals in the nation. National Jewish Health has been among the top hospitals in this category every year that pulmonology has been evaluated.

National Jewish Health also was recognized by U.S. News & World Report this year as “High Performing,” the highest rating available for conditions in the Common Adult Conditions and Procedures, in three categories: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Lung Cancer Surgery and Pneumonia.

Since 2011, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health together with its longtime academic affiliate UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

Living in Denver:

Denver has it all:  thriving city center, distinctive neighborhoods, great schools, unsurpassed sporting opportunities, outstanding restaurants, great shopping, and premier arts and culture.  Denver has been voted one of the best places for singles, having and raising a family and relocation.  Our city benefits from a mild climate and a wealth of recreational activities, making it the perfect environment for energetic individuals.  Denver is a progressive city full of educational and cultural opportunities, making it the ideal home for enthusiastic minds.  With over 300 days of sunshine, there is always something to do.


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Plan
  • Legal Plan

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to:

Monica Kiger

Faculty, Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Recruiter


To learn more about the division, please visit:

A cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution. National Jewish Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our commitment is to provide equal employment opportunities for all job applicants in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicant law in a tobacco and fragrance free environment.

Salary Range: $150,000 - $250,000

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