The Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to teach and conduct research in Health Informatics. We seek faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University's core values of high standards of excellence in innovative and collaborative research, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment that promotes participation of underrepresented groups in research.
This position is part of the newly established Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics, whose goals are to conduct research and develop top-quality informatics programs to serve the entire University and the community. The academic appointment will be in the Graduate Nursing Department.
Candidates should show evidence of exceptional research promise and are expected to contribute to building a nationally and internationally recognized research group, develop a research program, and provide leadership in the formation of a new informatics program, including developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding and interest in interdisciplinary studies and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their research, teaching, and service.
The individual will be an integral part of the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics and will increase the visibility of the Center and profession through research, teaching, national relationship building, collaboration, and network; Teach and develop courses related to healthcare data analytics, consumer health informatics, health information management, health information technology, and research; Contribute to building a nationally and internationally recognized research group; Establish an independent research program evidenced by publications and external research funding; Develop and maintain academic courses based on industry needs and accreditation requirements; Participate in marketing efforts to support the visibility and reputation of the Center. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff on courses, research, and special projects. This individual will report to the Executive Director and Co-Director of the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics, and for the faculty role to the Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program. The individual will contribute to and participate in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of college diversity goals.
1.Master's degree in Health Informatics or related field, and currently enrolled in a doctoral program with a completion date within six months of hire. 2.Five years of experience in health informatics or health information management. 3.An active member of national and state health informatics or Health Informatics and Information Management associations and/or active in eHealth initiatives. 4.Understanding of computer programming, e.g. Python, Java, Visual Basic. 5.Experience with database development and administration, e.g. SQL. 6.A strong background working with inferential statistics, machine learning, data analytics, emerging technologies (AI, VR, etc.). 7.Experience in research design and research methods with a demonstrated ability to publish research findings. 8.Experience using academic technologies and be comfortable using health information technologies. 9.A record of managing and leading projects. 10.Ability to lead and to work cooperatively with others. 11.Evidence of cultural competence and demonstrated success working with diverse populations is required.
Licensed health professional; Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) Certification
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at: http://uta.peopleadmin.com/. A complete application includes: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of research interests and goals, 3) diversity statement, and 4) names and contact information of three references.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 12006
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.