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Assistant/Associate Professor - Human Computer Interaction

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) within the College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with a focus on cognition and human-computer interaction to support decision-making in healthcare environments.

Applicants will demonstrate solid knowledge and skills in health information technology to conduct innovative research on theories and applications in related fields, such as computer-supported cooperative work, optimization of clinical workflow, and design of consumer/patient-facing health informatics systems. Applicants will expect to collaborate with teams from health care organizations such as Mayo Clinic to design and develop interactive health informatics systems to improve patient care.

Applicants will demonstrate expertise in human-computer interaction, ability to generate research publications and success of securing extramural research funds. Successful candidates will drive a strong research agenda and become a strategic leader in health informatics technology. The position also requires developing and teaching courses in health informatics at the undergraduate or graduate levels, mentoring students in research, and providing service to the BMI program, and university as well as to the community and profession. 

BMI has several offices, one of which is located at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Scottsdale, AZ.  BMI researchers collaborate with faculty and staff at health systems throughout the Phoenix area.  BMI offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs, as well as a new online Master’s degree in Health Informatics.

The College of Health Solutions is dedicated to translating scientific advances to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. The college’s research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science, and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, the CHS focus is to use interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the complex systems that underpin all health problems for the goal of improving health outcomes of the population.   This includes behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus. 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation (three years in a row). 

For additional information regarding ASU, CHS, and BMI, go to http://about.asu.edu/https://chs.asu.edu and https://chs.asu.edu/programs/schools/department-biomedical-informatics.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in health informatics, computer science, psychology or other behavioral sciences with computer and information focuses
  • Demonstrated knowledge of designing and developing interactive health informatics system
  • Demonstrated experience with research and/or supporting research including evidence of annually peer reviewed publications commensurate with rank 
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and securing grants:  evidence of grant submissions annually and grant awards commensurate with rank
  • Demonstrated experience and skills of developing and teaching courses at under-graduate level and graduate level with on-campus and/or online courses commensurate with rank
  • Demonstrated ability to provide service to the program and university, as well as to the community and profession 

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills 
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and interest in working with, and the ability to communicate, technical information in an understandable way to large and diverse audiences 
  • Demonstrated experience with data modeling for improved health outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience of collaborations with health organizations

Application Deadline and Procedures

The application deadline is January 22, 2018, or every week thereafter until the search is closed. Only electronic applications will be reviewed.

 To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/47647 to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position, and a teaching and research statement 
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications 
  • Information for 3 professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation. 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)