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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 9
Health Services Administration & Policy
Health Informatics Tenure-Track Faculty
The past year has magnified the ways that inequities—whether due to race, gender, sexuality, or income—contribute to health disparities. These inequities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work, understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit, is the foundation of our college.
The Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the College. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community and beyond through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.
The Position and Qualifications. The Department of Health Services Administration & Policy seeks Tenure Track Health Informatics Faculty to join us in our mission to improve population health through research on the role and effectiveness of health informatics, health services, health policy and management, and health information management, with a special focus on reducing and eliminating disparities in an urban setting. The position can start in the Summer or Fall of 2022. The ideal candidates will have an earned doctorate in Informatics, Public Health, Information and Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Biostatistics, Pharmacy, Population Health, Biomedical Engineering, and other related fields. Although candidates with agendas in all areas will be considered, the department has a special interest in candidates with research interests in health data analytics, public health informatics, global health informatics, consumer health informatics, machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare. The candidate will have demonstrated abilities or promise to develop a record of outstanding research productivity, obtain external funding, and contribute to the department’s teaching mission. Professional experience in health informatics or artificial intelligence in healthcare is desirable but not required.
The Department. The Department of Health Services Administration and Policy is comprised of accredited academic programs, including BS in Health Information Management, MPH in Health Policy and Management, MS in Health Informatics, PhD in Health Policy and Health Services Research, and a proposed Ph.D. in Health Informatics. The Department also offers graduate certificates (in Health Informatics, Public Health Law Research, and Clinical Health Services Research) and undergraduate minors (in Global Health and Health Information Management). Faculty are engaged in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial activities with about 300 students. The Department contributes to the College’s BS in Public Health and BS in Health Professions. Research emphases are on evolving methodologies for big data analytics, the impact of health information technologies, laws and policies on health, quality of care, healthcare financing, disparities and access to care.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The college is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including robust offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers.
For more information about this position or to make nominations, contact Ms. Abbigail Ametrano, Assistant Director of Faculty Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, submit a detailed CV, a cover letter explicating your qualifications and experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion, a research statement, and a list of 3-5 references to email@example.com. Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidates will have an earned doctorate in Informatics, Public Health, Information and Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Biostatistics, Pharmacy, Population Health, Biomedical Engineering, and other related fields.