Health Informatics (Assistant/Associate/Full Professors)

The University of Michigan School of Information Tenure Track Positions
Title: Health Informatics (Assistant/Associate/Full Professors)

The School of Information at the University of Michigan (UMSI) seeks a tenure-track professor at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the field of health informatics, with a focus on either 1) the design and evaluation of novel sociotechnical applications in the health domain and/or 2) analysis of health-related data. UMSI seeks applicants who can contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the school and the university.

For candidates with a background in design and evaluation of healthcare applications, we are particularly interested in research and teaching experience in the design, building, and testing of interactive, clinical or consumer/patient-facing health informatics applications and systems, such as mobile applications, online environments, decision support systems, or other kinds of devices or software. Such a candidate will be well-versed in modern design practices and tools, new forms of interaction, evaluation, and/or designing for health-related application domains. Candidates with quantitative, qualitative, technical, and/or design perspectives are of interest. Furthermore, candidates with expertise in relevant application areas such as health behavior, implementation science, decision making, and patient-centered health care are of particular interest.

For candidates with a background in analysis of health-related data, we are particularly interested in research and teaching experience on the collection, processing, analysis and presentation of data to aid in decision-making of consumers, clinicians, insurers, and public health officials. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to medical ontologies, natural language or text processing of medical records, data quality, data mining, machine learning, predictive modeling, or exploratory data analysis and information visualization.

The successful candidate engages in research interests that complement our existing health informatics expertise in such areas as computer-supported cooperative work; incentive-centered design; information seeking, sharing and use; community informatics; Internet-scale data, network and text analysis; social computing; and healthcare organizations. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses important social problems, opportunities, and questions associated within health informatics.

The mission of the School of Information is to create and share knowledge to help people use information -- with technology -- to build a better world. A successful candidate will be committed to, and will directly contribute to our goal of being the best research and teaching institution for the understanding and design of information and its technologies in service of people and society. 

The School is home to vibrant research and teaching programs, with 59 core faculty, and nearly 850 students. We offer four degrees: a Ph.D., a Master of Science in Information, a Master of Health Informatics, and a Bachelor of Science in Information.

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $1.8 billion and an endowment valued at more than $9.7 billion.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in an area such as health informatics, information, computer science, engineering, design, or related fields
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
  • A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to travel to attend/present at conferences and/or research meetings

How to Apply:
Application review will begin November 1, 2017. All applicants should submit the following materials electronically to:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three representative publications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Statement of current and future research plans
  • Statement demonstrating contributions to diversity
  • Three letters of recommendation

Background Screening
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