Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Clinical and Health Informatics - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Clinical and Health Informatics - McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 230001TH

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houstoninvites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor position in theDepartment of Clinical and Health Informatics.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in stochastic decision modeling, applied probability, and statistical analysis of complex data with application to healthcare operations and maintenance optimization. They will contribute to the department's mission of improving the lives of patients around the globe through the application of informatics and information technology solutions.


The successful candidate will be expected to plan, manage, and direct Clinical and Health Informatics research.

  • Conduct high-quality research in areas of expertise, with a particular emphasis on healthcare operations and maintenance optimization.

  • Teach courses in the Clinical and Health Informatics curriculum, potentially including courses on the US healthcare system, human factors in healthcare, security for health information systems, foundations of electronic health records and clinical information systems, standards in health informatics, and system analysis and project management.

  • Engage in service to the department, school, and larger academic community.

  • Supervise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

  • Secure external funding for research initiatives.

  • Collaborative research with other faculty at McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics and across UTHealth Houston and TMC (e.g., MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine) is also encouraged.

UTHealth Houston is in the world-renownedTexas Medical Center (TMC)located in cosmopolitan Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. SBMI currently offers Master's and Ph.D. Degrees, along with a certificate program in biomedical and health informatics.


This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment on the tenure track, renewable every year.


The individual should possess a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, health or biomedical informatics, computer science, medicine, biostatistics, or related disciplines. A record of verifiable and published research in related fields and the potential for obtaining extramural funding are preferred. Teaching and mentoring experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills are preferred. Please provide a CV and a research statement.


Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.