MULTIPLE FACULTY POSITIONS IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CAROLINA HEALTH INFORMATICS PROGRAM
Several academic units at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are actively seeking candidates in the broadly defined area of health informatics. The selected colleagues will become core faculty members in the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP; see the brief description below). CHIP was developed in collaboration among seven UNC academic units: Computer Science (College of Arts and Sciences), School of Information and Library Science, School of Medicine, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The successful candidates are expected to start in the 2016-2017 academic year and their tenure home will be located in one of the CHIP partner units currently recruiting candidates. Interested candidates should apply directly to one of the partner academic units listed below.
Five cross-cutting health informatics areas have been identified as important to all seven academic partners: 1) health data access and management (e.g., data warehouses), 2) ontologies and data standards, 3) analytics, 4) systems modeling and simulations, and 5) clinical decision support systems. At UNC, we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong record of research in one or more of these cross-cutting areas. Candidates must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent level of certification and must provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, or potential for excellence, in their area of expertise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The selection and review process will continue until the positions are filled.
CHIP program was developed about three years ago and it was modeled after other longstanding interdisciplinary programs at UNC (e.g., the Carolina Population Center and the UNC Institute for the Environment). Based on CHIP’s affiliation with the partner academic units, the program has established a core group of 25 faculty and scholars that teach, mentor, and conduct research in health IT. CHIP’s main office is conveniently located on the central campus, in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) building, which is in close proximity to all the partner units. CHIP’s location in HSL houses administrators, graduate research assistants, postdoctoral students, and visiting scholars and it has conference rooms for demonstrations and presentations. Throughout the year, CHIP conducts research seminars, industry-sponsored presentations, research practicums, industry internships. It also sponsors multiple health IT professional events to foster networking and collaborations among industrial entities and faculty and students.
About 40 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are enrolled in three CHIP graduate certificates. The informatics graduate certificates are in three areas: nursing, public health, and clinical sciences. Recently, a plan for a new master’s program has been approved by the campus. The Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics was launched in the Fall 2014 semester and is thriving. Currently, the development of an interdisciplinary and research-oriented doctoral program is underway. The initial framework for the doctoral program has been approved by the seven core units and funds have been allocated for recruitment of about six health informatics faculty . The goal is to engage the new faculty colleagues early in the doctoral program development and create opportunities for them to shape this important evolution of CHIP.
Current Vacancies: Partner Contact Information
School of Medicine Program on Health and Clinical Informatics
Health and Clinical Informatics Faculty (HTML)
● Contact: Kellie Walters
Additional Partners and Contact Information
How to Apply
For general inquiries and assistance with the application submission process, please contact the CHIP coordinator, Larisa Rodgers, 919.962.0182.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.