Visiting Assistant Professor, BioHealth Informatics
Visiting Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics or Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of BioHealth Informatics
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI). The appointment will begin August 1, 2021 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional faculty candidates are sought to join our fast-growing department. Candidates should demonstrate a strong scholarly record of effective, well-reviewed teaching in bioinformatics accompanied by a scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, research agenda.
We seek candidates in all areas of Bioinformatics and Health/Biomedical Informatics.
By strengthening or complementing the faculty research in the department, the ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental BHI challenges with broader societal impact, and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the School of Informatics and Computing, including the Polis Center, the Collaborative AI Institute established at the IUPUI Campus level, the unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences.
As a Visiting Assistant Professor for the BHI Department, the individual will have responsibility for developing their teaching (75%) and research programs (25%) - thus contributing to the educational and service roles of the department.
- Ph.D. or clinical doctorate (M.D., D.N.P., D.D.S. or Pharm.D.), a doctorate in clinical or related Informatics, Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Communications or other Social Sciences, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
- Demonstrated ability to exhibit effective teaching and to creatively adapt and diversify pedagogy for online or blended learning.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and develop a cutting-edge, independent research program.
About the Department of BioHealth Informatics - http://soic.iupui.edu/biohealth/
The Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI) is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 11 faculty members and over 270 students across its Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Health Information Management programs. The Department offers a BS in Biomedical Informatics, a BS in Health Information Management, an MS in Health Informatics, MS in Bioinformatics, five Graduate Certificates, a Ph.D. in Informatics, Health Informatics Track, and a Ph.D. in Informatics, Bioinformatics Track. The 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. BHI enjoys close collaborations with the Department of Human-Centered Computing and with the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies. Other partnerships include the Polis Center, the Indiana AI Institute, the IU Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB), the IU Center for Bioethics, and 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. 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.
About the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI - http://soic.iupui.edu
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its subdisciplines. With its formative national role in creating the nation’s largest Informatics program on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, the School is the broadest and one of the largest information/computing schools in the U.S. At IUPUI, the School offers a Ph.D. program with four specializations (Data Science, Human–Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, and Health and Biomedical Informatics), five Master’s programs (Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Human–Computer Interaction, Applied Data Science, Media Arts & Science and Library and Information Science), five Baccalaureate programs (Biomedical Informatics, Health Information Management, Informatics, Applied Data and Information Science, and Media Arts & Science), and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. The School also has strong ties with the health and life sciences in the areas of health data exchange, clinical decision support, consumer health informatics, integrated health information systems, and interactive health information technologies. The School provides state-of-the-art facilities including fully equipped classrooms, media and gaming labs, human–computer interaction research labs, usability and mobile development labs, ample research facilities, and studios for sound design and interactive media production. Access to advanced, high-resolution wall-sized displays and virtual environments are also available within the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex.
For additional information about the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, including degrees, course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see http://www.soic.iupui.edu.
About Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - http://www.iupui.edu
The IUPUI campus, with over 30,000 students, is located on a large tract of land adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI is the health and life science campus of Indiana University, the focal point of health profession education in the State of Indiana. IUPUI offers a full range of academic programs, with degrees from both Purdue University and Indiana University. Indiana University is an academic leader in the development and use of information technology. The School of Informatics and Computing is situated on the academic Medical Center Campus, home to the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second largest medical school in the US. During FY 2020, Indiana University spent over $576M on research, much of it in the health and life sciences. The School has formed several key research partnerships with the IU School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized medical informatics research center. The School also enjoys collaboration with the Roudebush VA Medical Center, Clarian Health (one of the largest health care organizations in the Midwest), the Schools of Nursing, and the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science. Indiana’s comprehensive strengths and leadership in health and health information technology are coordinated by BioCrossroads, a statewide initiative, which partners with research institutions, global companies, philanthropic organizations and government to advance growth and innovation. The School of Informatics and Computing faculty enjoy state-of-the art computing resources, with IU’s Big Red 200, a Cray Shasta supercomputer with 672 computer nodes, each equipped with 256 GB of memory and two 64-core, 2.25 GHz, 225-watt AMD EPYC 7742 processors. IU’s award-winning University Information Technology Services operates a wide array of hardware and software assets in support of the university’s teaching and research missions – see uits.iu.edu/services/technology-for-research.
Indianapolis is the nation’s 16th largest city, the capital of Indiana, home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Ballet, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Zoo and one of the country’s most livable big cities. To learn more about Indianapolis, see any of the following websites:
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How to apply
- Visit https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10691 for full application instructions.
- For best consideration, please submit your application materials by May 30, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled.
- Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to the Assistant to the Chair, Robyn Hart at robhart(at)iupui.edu.