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Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Columbia University Irving Medical Center - VP&S
New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics
Position Type
Full Time
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Academic Dean/Dept. Head
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Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics

Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Columbia University

New York, NY USA

The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center seeks to fill a position for the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. This position is associated with an endowed tenured-faculty position at the Full Professor level. We welcome applications from outstanding scientists with an international reputation in the fields of or related to biomedical informatics and health data science.

VP&S has a storied history of basic science, translational medicine, clinical care, education/training and outreach for more than 250 years. It is part of a stellar university and comprises 30 basic and clinical departments, and more than 20 cross-disciplinary centers and institutes. The Department of Biomedical Informatics is nationally and internationally renowned with distinguished scientists and a long tradition of key discoveries. The Department is committed to the tenets of discovery science and applications to other disciplines, training and education of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and nurturing of junior faculty as the next generation of scientific leaders.

Applicants should have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree, substantial national and international stature, and expertise in managing large-scale research programs. The candidate is expected to provide leadership for the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and articulate a vision for its continued growth, supported with a firm commitment to the recruitment of multiple new faculty members and facilities to match the recruitments.

The candidate will be expected to develop innovative research programs for the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He or she will also be expected to conduct vibrant, externally funded research, as well as participate in graduate and medical student teaching. In addition to the endowed chair, resources will comprise a generous personal lab start-up package.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Please send a cover letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, a leadership vision for the Department and a scientific vision statement that includes current and future research interests. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities.

All applications must be submitted via the following link: If you have any questions, please contact Janiris Jorge,   

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action – race/gender/disability/veterans employer.

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