The Department of Health Management and Informatics at the College of Health and Public Affairs, invites applications for tenure-earning or tenured positions for the Health Care Informatics program at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor, to begin August 2018.
Duties: The successful candidate will (will perform research and teaching in the area of healthcare informatics and may also teach in health services administration programs. Interdisciplinary scholarship and grant funding for research are encouraged. A candidate appointed with tenure at the associate or full professor levels will be expected to assume leadership roles in scholarship, grant application and management, program development as well as in mentoring junior faculty and graduate students. A successful senior candidate may be asked to assume a leadership role in developing a doctoral program in healthcare informatics. Salary is contingent upon experience.
Significant teaching takes place in fully online formats or mixed mode (mixed online and traditional) and the selected candidates are expected to become comfortable teaching online if they are not already. UCF has world renowned infrastructure and support for online teaching.
The positions are 9-month appointments with a competitive salary fully covered by budget with no soft money funding requirements. Faculty have the ability to supplement their salary by up to 30% with grant funding applied to summer appointments. Summer teaching appointments are often available but are not guaranteed and a variety of internal competitive research grants are typically available but also not guaranteed.
The candidates will join the Department of Health Management & Informatics which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in health services administration (HSA), an Executive Graduate Healthcare Management program (e-MSHSA), a fully online graduate program in Healthcare Informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME and CAHIIM, respectively and the undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA. There is also a Health Management and Research track included in the Public Affairs Ph.D. program offered by the College of Health and Public Affairs. For information visit our website at https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/hmi/.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates may qualify for this position through:
1) A doctoral degree in Health Care Informatics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Services Administration, or a related health discipline from an accredited institution and industry or academic experience in health informatics research;
(2) A doctoral degree in Management Information Systems, Applied Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, or a related information technology discipline from an accredited institution and industry or academic experience in healthcare informatics;
(3) Terminal medical doctorate such as MD, DO, Pharm.D., etc., from an accredited institution with industry or academic experience in healthcare informatics.
The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (as indicated above) from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment. ABD’s will be considered.
The successful candidate with eligibility for a tenured associate or full professor upon hire must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, documented research, external funded projects/research and teaching experience.
Preferences: will be given to candidates with a research focus in one or more of the following areas:
· Biostatistics or a wide range of analytic disciplines including, but not limited to decision analysis, statistics, management science or operations research, or managerial economics.
· Health data management including, but not limited to relational database design and use, data warehousing, health-specific data storage structures, data integration, data communication, or geographic information systems.
· Systems analysis and design, workflow analysis and process improvement, decision support systems including clinical decision support, evidence based medicine.
· Epidemiology and public health.
Special Conditions: Candidates applying for this position will also be considered for position number 36212.
Application Process: The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at https://www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered. A strong emphasis will be placed on fully completed applications.
Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copy of transcripts; and (4) contact information for three [up to five] professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
For further questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Lawrence West, at LWEST@UCF.EDU. Do not submit any applications or documents directly to Dr. West.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://eeo.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
About University of Central Florida
Founded in 1963, the University of Central Florida (UCF) has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the years since and is one of the largest universities in the country with approximately 66,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Orlando, UCF has thirteen (13) colleges with thirty (30) doctoral programs and was identified as one of the top five “Schools to Watch” by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offers the unique opportunity for collaborative research and work with dedicated community professions in a wide range of policy and management areas, both within and outside of academia. Additionally, UCF was named “Curricular Engagement and Outreach Partnership University” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty at UCF also enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches.