Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School

368 8846
Position ID:UMASSMED-QHS-INSTR3 [#8846, 14-042]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Area: Informatics
Appl Deadline:2017/07/26 finished (posted 2017/01/26, finished 2017/01/27, listed until 2017/07/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Faculty Position in Health Informatics and Implementation Science

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is recruiting outstanding candidates for an Instructor faculty position to join a rapidly growing Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to work with principal investigators on the management of research projects and submit for federal grant funding as co-investigator and principal investigator.

Position responsibilities:

Individuals will be expected to collaborate in an extramurally funded health informatics research program, teach in graduate courses, and engage in health informatics activities on campus. Major divisional thematic areas with current federal funding include patient facing technology research (personal health records, data mining, drug surveillance, and mobile health), translational research, and innovations in phenotypic data warehousing, information extraction and retrieval, and machine learning.

We are interested in candidates who are in the area of patient technology, mobile health, and implementation science.

Required Teaching/Research/Clinical Specialty:

Successful candidates should have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, experience with biomedical informatics, computer science, or related fields.

Information about UMMS, the Department, and the Division:

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.


We offer highly competitive salaries and a generous start-up and benefit package.

Information about our location:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School campus is located within an hour’s drive of Boston, Providence and Hartford.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three references to Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Review of applications will begin 01-23-2017 and continue until positions are filled.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
368 Plantation Street
Albert Sherman Center
Worcester, MA 01605

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