Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Bioinformatics

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary
commensurate with experience
Posted
October 19 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

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, 2022 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional faculty candidates are sought to join our fast-growing department.  We welcome applications from established researchers with collaborative research teams. Candidates should demonstrate a strong scholarly record of effective, well-reviewed teaching accompanied by a scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, research agenda. 

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. 

Fostering an inclusive environment makes us stronger. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. The SoIC is committed to actively recruiting and retaining students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and cultures to join the next generation of innovators. We welcome what every individual brings to our learning environment--socially, geographically, and in thought and experience.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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 Bioinformatics program. Experience with active learning strategies, co-teaching, and interprofessional student teams is desirable.
  3. to lead multiple bioinformatics 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.

How to apply

  • Visit https://soic.iupui.edu/openings/ for full application instructions.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, 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. 

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 300 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. 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. 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.

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