Lehigh University, Population Health - College of Health

Position ID:Lehigh-PopHealth-HIT1 [#20274]
Position Title: Health Innovation and Technology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Health Innovation and Technology / Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Global Health, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Health Policy, Health Service Research, Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology, bioengineering, social or behavioral sciences, engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/01/24 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/27, finished 2022/07/21)
Position Description:    

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The College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor to fill the Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Endowed Chair in Health Innovation and Technology. The successful applicant will be considered for tenure at initial appointment. The COH seeks to recruit a leader who has a proven track record of driving health innovation and technology, who has translated discovery into application and impact, and has expertise in applying innovation and technology to improve health outcomes for populations, communities, and individuals. This leader will bring to Lehigh a deep understanding of how the design, development, and application of health technologies can demonstrably improve health outcomes. The faculty member holding this endowed chair will lead the effort in the COH and more generally at Lehigh to advance research in health innovation and technology.

We welcome candidates from a variety of sectors including: academia, government, non-profit, or private, with research focused on a range of substantive and/or methodological areas related to health innovation and technology. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in a relevant field (e.g., public health, public policy, medicine, epidemiology, global health, industrial and systems engineering, computer science, bioengineering, health policy, health services research, data science, environmental health).

At the core of the COH is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting social justice and health equity. The mission of the COH, the newest of five colleges at Lehigh University, is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of domestic and global populations and communities with data-driven and community-focused research and education in three primary areas: population & community health, precision health, and health innovation & technology. The COH offers undergraduate majors in Population Health, as well as Community and Global Health, and graduate degrees including a Masters in Public Health, and an MS and PhD in Population Health. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the COH include an innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and integrated career and professional development. The COH is host to three research institutes: The Institute for Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Health Policy and Politics, and the Children’s Environmental Precision Health Institute.

The COH will be located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility slated to open in January 2022. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s research innovation in STEM. The primary goals followed by the architects as they designed the building were to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

Review of Applications

Fullest consideration will be given to those materials received by January 24, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information of three references. References will be contacted for finalists only. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20274. For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked residential research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the COH website and the Path to Prominence website.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (https://advance.cc.lehigh.edu//) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.


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Bethlehem, PA 18015