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Health Informatics Faculty Position Available at University of Michigan School of Information

Faculty Position Postings
2010-11 Faculty Search Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Health Informatics
Rank: Associate/Full Professor

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks an outstanding faculty candidate at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the field of health informatics. We invite applications not only from researchers in traditional academic positions, but also from practitioners such as health care or informatics professionals. For this position, we aspire to recruit an accomplished researcher and intellectual leader who will initiate a vigorous research agenda and help to build our proposed new professional master's degree program in health informatics. Our program will adopt a broad approach that incorporates clinical, consumer, and public health informatics.

We are particularly interested in faculty candidates whose research interests complement our existing expertise in such areas as social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, incentive-centered design, social informatics, large-scale data analysis, and information seeking, sharing and use.

The University of Michigan's new two-year master's degree in health informatics will be offered jointly by the School of Public Health and the School of Information (pending approval). It will combine School of Information strengths with those of the School of Public Health in health care management, health policy, health behavior, health education, and epidemiology. A certificate option will make the program available to working professionals and to students enrolled in other U-M programs.

The mission of the School of Information, where this position will reside, is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School is home to a dynamic and vibrant research and teaching program, with 35 FTE faculty, 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. In partnership with other units, we recently launched an undergraduate informatics major. The School of Information is internationally recognized for its research strengths in social informatics, network analysis and text mining, human computer interaction, digital archives, cyberinfrastructure, digital preservation, and information seeking, sharing and use. More about the School, its vision, and its activities can be found at the School's website: si.umich.edu

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 budget of more than $1.4 billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.57 billion.

Qualifications:

* Recognized contributions as a scholar and expert in clinical, consumer, or public health informatics
* An excellent record of leadership in health informatics education and/or professional practice
* Successful record of sponsored research and ability to foster a collaborative research enterprise
* A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity


Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following materials online:

* Cover letter
* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research
* Statement of teaching interests and experience
* Three representative publications
* Names of three references

The School of Information at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding faculty candidates also in the following areas:

* Digital Environments/Digital Humanities. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Information in Organizations. Rank: assistant professor, tenure-track.
* Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Rank: open.

The School's mission is to connect people, information, and technology in more valuable ways. The School currently has 35 FTE faculty; 49 doctoral students, and 380 students in its professional program, the Master of Science in Information. We have recently partnered with other units to launch a new undergraduate major in informatics as well. We encourage you to learn more about the School, its mission, and its activities at si.umich.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and continue until the positions are filled.

All candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and be committed to working in an interdisciplinary, culturally diverse environment. To apply, please see the individual job descriptions.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.

Posted by kkowatch at October 7, 2010 03:14 PM

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