Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor, Medical Artificial Intelligence, School of Biomedical Informatics
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
Requisition #: 1900013U
The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is recruiting one full-time, tenure-track faculty member, open rank, in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to medicine and healthcare.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic faculty at SBMI who are active in research, education, and applying informatics to medicine and healthcare. SBMI is one of the largest programs of biomedical informatics in the nation with about fifty regular faculty and additional fifty adjunct faculty. SBMI’s Vision is “Transforming Data to Power Human Health”. The Mission of SBMI is to collect, process, and convert data - ranging from molecules to populations - into actionable information, knowledge, and intelligence; educate current and future leaders, innovators, and problem solvers across Texas, the nation, and the world; disrupt, transform, and innovate to elicit biomedical discoveries, improve healthcare delivery, and aid in disease prevention by conducting outstanding basic and applied research and developing impactful information technology products and solutions.
SBMI offers one master’s degree with two tracks (research and applied) and two doctoral degrees (research-focused Doctor of Philosophy or PhD and practice-focused Doctor in Health Informatics or DHI), along with several graduate certificate programs, in the unique environment of the Texas Medical Center, the most concentrated area of biomedical and healthcare expertise, knowledge and skills in the world with more than fifty health-related institutions, 100k employees, 9,200 patient beds, and 10 million patient encounters, 180k surgeries, and 750k ER visits per year.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to conduct funded research, participate in teaching activities at the graduate level, and provide service at the school, university, national, and international levels. Collaborative research with other faculty in the school and across UTHealth and the Texas Medical Center is expected.
QUALIFICATIONS : Applicants should possess a PhD in computer science, engineering, biostatistics, cognitive science, biomedical informatics, or related disciplines. Candidates possessing MD-PhD are highly encouraged to apply. MDs with a strong quantitative background will also be considered. We are especially interested in applicants with strong background in AI and ML and an interest in integrating multiple sources of data (clinical, behavioral, temporal, environmental, etc.) to understand human behavior (both patients and providers) and its implications for health quality, safety, and efficiency.
Applicants at the associate or full professor levels should have a strong track record of teaching at the graduate level, extramural funding, and published research. Applicants at assistant professor level should have demonstrated potentials in extramural funding and published research and a strong commitment to graduate level teaching. Candidates who are likely to develop collaborative research with other SBMI faculty and faculty at UTHealth and the Texas Medical Center are preferred.
SALARY: Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
APPOINTMENT/BENEFITS : This position is a 12-month full-time appointment on the tenure-track. All interested parties provide their curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, names of three references, and a letter describing the applicant's qualification and career goals.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University 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 is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical schiences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.
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