|Position ID:||UMASSMED-QHS-ASSOCPROF1 [#8909]|
|Position Title:||Associate Professor|
|Position Type:||Non tenure-track faculty|
|Position Location:||Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]|
|Appl Deadline:||2017/08/15 (posted 2017/02/15, listed until 2017/08/15)|
Faculty Position in Health Informatics and Implementation Science
The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School in Worcester, MA, is recruiting a faculty informatician at the Associate Professor level, non-tenure track. The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in a health-related area, and have a strong track record as a collaborative scientist with experience as a federally funded principal investigator. Completion of a funded career development award is preferred. Experience with VA research is encouraged. This position is being offered for a new QHS faculty member who is eligible for employment jointly between QHS and the Veterans Health Administration. The faculty member will engage in research related to patient technologies including personal health records, automated texting systems, and doctor-patient electronic communication. The Associate Professor will also have opportunities to engage in research related to healthcare disparities. The main role of the incumbent will be to serve as a collaborative scientist participating in VA research and related NIH-funded research.
Health Informatics and Implementation Science is one of four divisions within the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, founded in 2009. Our Division currently houses nine faculty within a Department with 34 primary and 25 secondary faculty, and the leadership of the Biomedical Informatics Component of the UMass Clinical and Translational Sciences Award. Our faculty also direct the eHealth Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (e-QUERI), a national VA center located at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $300 million in research funding annually. A perennial top finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service. A doctoral program in Clinical and Population Health Research is housed in the Department. The clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is UMass Memorial Health Care, the main provider of healthcare services in Central Massachusetts.
The University has a formal relationship with VA Hospitals in Massachusetts. Joint appointment with a VA research unit is possible, and strongly encouraged. Divisional faculty have current collaborative grants with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and others with investigators at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval at UMass Amherst. UMass is also affiliated with the HMO Research network adding additional laboratories for technology experimentation.
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UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.