The Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is recruiting to build on a nation-leading clinical informatics program that is impacting lives daily to address real-world problems. We are opening several faculty positions for the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure Track) with demonstrated abilities in teaching and research. Applications of clusters of collaborators are also welcomed. As part of our departmental and University of Utah Health (UHealth) Strategic Initiatives, the department plans to recruit new faculty members with distinctive expertise in (i) digital health and/or (ii) health data science with machine learning and/or predictive analytics focus. Candidates may have other additional synergistic research foci including, but not limited to, clinical informatics, informatics for personalized and precision medicine, translational bioinformatics relating data and methods into clinical domains, clinical research informatics, and public health informatics. A track record of external funding from national funding agencies, such as NIH, DOD, AHRQ, HRSA, PCORI, NSF, is highly desired. Funding from institutional sources, corporations, or foundations, is also of interest. A track record of team science research with highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams is highly desired.
Major responsibilities include maintaining an ambitious research program, teaching graduate courses, advising graduate students in Biomedical Informatics, supervising research for pre- and postdoctoral Biomedical Informatics fellows, and supervising teams developing novel applications of information technology for use in real-world healthcare settings at UHealth. Energetic, self-directed individuals with a record of achievement and commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and the design and implementation of healthcare technologies are encouraged to apply.
The University of Utah Health (UHealth) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with university policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information, see www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD from a quantitative field, such as biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, computer science, human factors, implementation science, public and population health, health communication, engineering, computational biology, applied mathematics, statistics, or applied physics. Candidates with a professional doctoral degree (e.g., MD, PharmD, DNP, DDS, DO) are also encouraged to apply if they have a demonstrated track record in the relevant areas and have previous training in the quantitative fields listed above (e.g., post-doctoral degree in biomedical informatics). Candidates with a physician or nursing license in Utah can be co-appointed in a department within the School of Medicine and the College of Nursing. Candidates are required to have a strong track record of publications in scientific, medical, and/or nursing journals, as well as computational and/or informatics methods development (e.g., in computational biology, digital health, bioinformatics, and/or biomedical informatics journals).
Successful candidates will receive a start-up package and enjoy a stimulating, highly collaborative, and supportive research environment across multiple health care systems. Depending on individual qualifications and interests, the candidate can be offered a joint or adjunct position in other departments, as well as membership(s) in Institutes and/or Centers.