Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Job description

The University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics with priority on senior-level candidates. This is an instrumental position in building the new division, and this position will conduct research and education in one or more of the following areas:
• Clinical and translational data science with applied emphasis
• Biomedical Informatics, addressing user interfaces, data integration, or security and privacy with the development of tangible tools and systems using sematic-based and advanced software engineering methodology
• Cancer informatics, for precision medicine using integrated data resources such as electronic health records, electronic pathology reports, clinical trials, and next generation sequencing
• Data analytics and visualization, for structured, semi-structured and unstructured data (clinical texts, web media, imaging, signal and sensory data)

This position will work in both individual lab and team settings to advance clinical and translational research in key institutional priority areas such as substance abuse, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and obesity and cancer.

The Division of Biomedical Informatics is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-talk and collaboration. The Biomedical Informatics Division/environment is currently housed within the Department of Internal Medicine/College of Medicine and is embarking on a period of major expansion within the University. Opportunities for collaborative endeavors with many and varied units within the University of Kentucky will result from this focus. The University is committed to the development of biomedical informatics and has made this area a priority. Efforts focused on the Biomedical Informatics expansion will create direction for the academic entity and stimulate research across the campus, building relationships and infrastructure for the success of this program under the overall umbrella of the Institute of Biomedical Informatics (

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please include along with application:
1) Current Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application
3) Research Statement (uploaded under Specific Request 1)
4) Teaching Statement (uploaded under Specific Request 2)

Please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biomedical Informatics

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

MD and/or PhD Degree

Required Related Experience

Developing or having established a funded research program in computational health science and/or biomedical informatics and /or data science, commensurate with an applicant's career stage.

Required License/ Registration/Certification



Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; proficiency in research, teaching skills; productivity in research, teaching and aptitude for mentoring; team-oriented with ability to thrive in a complex organizational environment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

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  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/22/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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