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Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Health and Biomedical Informatics

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Position Details

Title Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Health and Biomedical Informatics
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI BioHealth Informatics
Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI). The appointment will begin August 1, 2018 on the IUPUI campus. Exceptional researchers are being sought to join our fast-growing department. We welcome applications from established researchers with collaborative research teams. Candidates will be considered from all areas in health and biomedical informatics, including health informatics, clinical informatics, medical informatics and other related informatics areas.

The Ideal Candidate
• We seek candidates who have an active forward looking research agenda, as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications, grant proposal writing, and involvement in grant supported research projects.
• Outstanding record conducting individual and collaborative research.
• Will have experience with one or more of the following: Health Information Technology (HIT), Health Information Exchange (HIE), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, learning healthcare system, big data analytics, natural language processing, and data science in Health and Biomedical Informatics.
• Will be able to communicate clearly and directly.

Responsibility of the new faculty:
1) to have or to develop an independently funded research program of international caliber: Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external funding.
2) to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching: The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise to contribute to the teaching mission of the Health and Biomedical Informatics program. Experience with active learning strategies, co-teaching, and interprofessional student teams is desirable.
3) to lead multiple health and biomedical informatics initiatives: The successful candidate will promote BHI research projects, teach subject matters courses, contribute to curriculum development, expand the department’s scope, and serve on a cross-disciplinary team to develop multidisciplinary research projects and training programs in the health and life sciences.

The Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI) is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 12 faculty members and over 270 students across its Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics (BMI), and Health Information Management (HIM) programs. The Department offers a B.S. in HIM, a B.S. in BMI, an M.S. in Health Informatics, an M.S. in Bioinformatics, seven Graduate Certificates, a Ph.D. in Informatics – Health and Biomedical Informatics Track, and a Ph.D. in Informatics – Bioinformatics Track.

Faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking, externally-funded (e.g., NIH, NSF, PCORI, VA and AHRQ) research in the areas of clinical and health informatics, systems interventions, community participatory research, human-computer interaction, usability, mobile technology and bioinformatics. Indiana is home to large healthcare exchanges, including Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and Michiana Health Info Network [MHIN], as well as multiple healthcare systems within Indiana. BHI enjoys close collaborations with other departments in the school and with the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies. Other partnerships include the IU Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB), the IU Center for Bioethics, the VA Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC), Indiana University Health (one of the largest health care organizations in the Midwest), the Schools of Nursing, Dentistry and Fairbanks School of Public Health, as well as the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science.

Basic Qualifications

Qualifications
• Ph.D. or clinical doctorate (M.D., D.N.P., D.D.S. or Pharm.D.) biomedical informatics, medical informatics, computer science, or related field and relevant research training and experience. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
• Academic rank beyond Assistant Professor will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
• Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research productivity, to obtain external funding, to exhibit effective teaching in Health Informatics, and to creatively adapt and diversify pedagogy for online or blended learning.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to the Assistant to the Chair, Robyn Hart at robhart@iupui.edu.

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # IN-INFO-BHI16004

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What date did you earn or do you expect to earn your PhD and from which institution?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Agenda
  5. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 1
  2. Publication 2