Open Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Health and Biomedical Informatics - IU School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI - Indianapolis, IN


The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indianapolis 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, 2017 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional researchers are being sought to join our fast-growing department. We welcome applications from established researchers with collaborative research teams. 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. While we are seeking candidates in all areas of Health and Biomedical Informatics, we are particularly interested in those with strong research and teaching experience in the following areas:
1) Community, consumer health and social informatics;
2) Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange;
3) Learning healthcare system, including clinical intelligence, translational biomedical and clinical informatics; and
4) Big data, data analytics, text analytics, and data science in Health and 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 IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences.
As tenure track faculty for BHI, the new faculty will have responsibility for developing their research programs and contributing to the educational and service roles of the department. The new faculty also will work closely with Department Chair, Dr. Huanmei Wu, to develop and expand the new department over the next several years.
  • 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 develop a record of outstanding research productivity and impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit effective teaching in Health Informatics and to creatively adapt and diversify pedagogy for online or blended learning.
About the Department of BioHealth Informatics
The Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI) is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 12 faculty members and over 270 students across its Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Health Information Management programs. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, a Master of Science 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 Department of Human-Centered Computing 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, 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.
How to apply
  • Visit for full application instructions.
  • To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2016. 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  
The School of Informatics and Computing is eager to consider applications from women, veterans and minorities. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D/V.
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