Chair, Health Informatics

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-25
Req: R100040403
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Chair, Department of Health Informatics

Job Title: Chair, Department of Health Informatics

Location: Miami, FL

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine invites exceptional candidates to apply for the role of Chair of the Department of Health Informatics.

This search represents a significant revisioning of the existing Department of Health Informatics. With the recruitment of the Chair, the Miller School of Medicine seeks to expand the scope and impact of the Department.

The Chair will be expected to engage and integrate existing experts in clinical informatics, imaging informatics, data science, and bioinformatics across numerous disciplines, and to lead the development of novel programs in these and other areas in order to transform research, education, and patient care. Collaborators include, but are not limited to: the Institute for Data Science and Computing, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, NCI-designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. The Chair will also have formal linkage with the University of Miami Health System and its informatics leadership and will be expected to foster the creation of a Learning Health System.

The ideal candidate will be a senior faculty member with national recognition as an expert in health informatics research with a record of relevant scholarship. Candidates for this position should hold either a doctorate in informatics, computer science, or a related discipline or a medical degree with documented training in informatics. Candidates should meet the criteria for appointment/promotion to at least the rank of Associate Professor on the tenure-earning track.

This candidate will also possess the ability to lead the growth and development of health informatics research and education at the Miller School of Medicine and across the University of Miami, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality and delivery of health care and human health locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Candidates should have at least five years of leadership experience at the departmental, institutional, and/or national level in organizations with programmatic relevance to this role as Chair of the Department of Health Informatics, e.g., national educational, medical or scientific organizations, professional societies, private/governmental advisory committees. A charismatic, dynamic, and skilled interpersonal communicator is desirable in order to integrate and cultivate the data environment at the University of Miami’s matrix organization.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until an ideal candidate is chosen. Applicants for this position should submit a Letter of Interest and CV. The Letter of Interest should describe the applicant’s qualifications and experience, as well as include brief statements of research and teaching interests. Please send all materials to:

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 6/26/2020
Application Due: 6/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time