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Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 01/06/2022
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Assistant/Associate Professor
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Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position/Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Department 00241 - Biomedical Informatics
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 7/1/2022
The Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is recruiting an early or mid-career (Assistant or Associate level) Tenure Track faculty position as part of a new initiative in collaboration with the University of Utah’s The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute. We are seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor Faculty (Tenure Track) Position with demonstrated abilities in teaching and research. This hire will expand the core research expertise at the SCI Institute and DBMI, further enhance its strong research reputation in scientific, information, and biomedical visualization; image and data analysis; and interdisciplinary scientific computing. A major goal is to attract new partnerships across the University and beyond. Candidates whose research expertise integrates social and technical aspects are of particular interest, as are candidates who can contribute to the University’s diversity.
We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, or translational bioinformatics with a focus on computational (including but not limited to ML and AI) and/or visualization methods. Application areas include but are not limited to EHR data, clinical trial data, omics data, imaging data, and multi-modal data sources, applied to all fields relevant to human health.  Candidates should demonstrate ability to perform word class research in these areas by a strong publication record in highly ranked biomedical journals and technical journals or conferences.  Prior experience with national funding agencies, such as NIH, DOD, AHRQ, HRSA, or NSF, is highly desirable. Candidates who are recipients of NSF or NIH career awards will be especially considered.
Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree from a quantitative field, such as Biomedical informatics, computer science, engineering, computational biology, applied mathematics, statistics, applied physics, etc. Candidates with a professional doctoral degree (MD, PharmD, DNP, DDS, DO, etc.) are also welcomed to apply if they have a demonstrated track record in the relevant areas and have previous training in the quantitative fields listed above.
All candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a description of professional experience (including scientific accomplishments, leadership responsibilities, and 3 references); a research plan (up to 3 pages); teaching strategy (up to 1 page); and a statement of past, present, and future commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (up to 1 page) directly to the SCI Institute discussing their vision for interdisciplinary, computational oncology research leadership. This research should fit in the context of the SCI Institute’s mission of multidisciplinary bridge building (http://www.sci.utah.edu/the-institute/bridges.html) and the overall academic mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics traditionally hosts collaborations that cross the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare, and the Utah Department of Health. The Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah works in a rich environment that emphasizes research in life sciences, health sciences, health services research, and informatics in collaboration with colleagues in various Schools and Colleges including Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The Department of Biomedical Informatics is one of the most mature informatics programs in the United States, offering postdoctoral training, Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees and a graduate certificate program. The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a National Library of Medicine Biomedical informatics training site. The Department is co-located and cooperative with the program in Nursing Informatics. Further details about the Department of Biomedical Informatics and its faculty and training program can be found at http://medicine.utah.edu/bmi/ .
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information, see http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html . The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Julio Facelli – julio.facelli@utah.edu
Quicklink for posting: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/127055
The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 12/15/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN02868F
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • One measure of faculty diversity at the School of Medicine is the proportion of faculty members who come from a rural background. Did you graduate high school from a town with less than 10,000 persons?
    • Yes
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  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Optional Documents
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • List of References

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email: employment@utah.edu


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