Tenured Faculty and Chair, Department of BioHealth Informatics
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 14223
Department: IUPUI Department of Biohealth Informatics – School of Informatics and Computing
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI invites applications for a tenured faculty position to also serve as chair in the Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI). The appointment will begin August 1, 2023 on the IUPUI campus. Exceptional faculty candidates are being sought to join our fast-growing department. We welcome applications from established researchers with collaborative research teams. Candidates will be considered from all areas in bioinformatics, health and biomedical informatics, biomedical engineering, clinical informatics, medical informatics and other related informatics areas at the intersection of computing, engineering and medicine. Candidates must be tenured and demonstrate a strong scholarly record of effective, well-reviewed teaching, a scholarly record of externally-funded research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, research agenda and a record of leadership.
The new Chair will have the opportunity of shape and expand a dynamic BioHealth Informatics (BHI) department on the premier urban research campus of Indiana University. 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.
The Ideal Candidate
· Experience providing leadership, building and managing effective teams of diverse individuals, and supervising faculty and staff. Experience planning and building academic programs. Experience managing complex budgets.
· Ability to design, manage and grow research-driven and industry-oriented academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
· We seek candidates who have an active forward-looking research agenda, as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications, grant proposal writing, and involvement in grant-supported research projects.
· Outstanding record conducting individual and collaborative research.
· Ability to communicate clearly and directly.
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 12 faculty members and nearly 400 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.
About the IU School of Informatics and Computing – 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 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. The School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is also home to the nationally recognized Polis Center. The Polis Center works with community partners to develop innovative place-based policies and practices for healthier and more resilient communities by leveraging data in Geoinformatics, Community Informatics and Community Health Informatics.
For additional information about the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, including degrees, course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see soic.iupui.edu.
About Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) | http://www.iupui.edu/ The IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) campus, with over 24,000 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. 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, IU Health (one of the largest health care organizations in the Midwest), the IU Schools of Nursing, Public Health and Health and Rehabilitation Science, and the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science. The School of Informatics and Computing faculty enjoy state-of-the art computing resources.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.