Tenure-Track Faculty - Department of Health Administration and Policy

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted
Apr 16, 2019
Closes
Apr 30, 2019
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Faculty - 7521
Function
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Hours
Full Time
Tenure-Track Faculty, Department of Health Administration and Policy

George Mason University, Department of Health Administration and Policy, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a full-time 9 month, mid-career, tenure-track faculty position in Health Informatics. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The position will serve as the teaching and research faculty in the Department of Health Information and Policy, teaching courses consistent with their background/expertise across HAP's Health Informatics programs (BS through PhD). All HAP tenure-track faculty teach across the graduate and undergraduate curriculum in with varied responsibilities including but not limited to teaching, research and securing external funding, graduate curriculum and dissertation guidance, student advisement, university and community service. Because our faculty is composed of scholars from many academic and professional disciplines, and because, we collaborate with faculty throughout George Mason University, we are especially interested in bringing in a colleague whose work can transcend disciplinary boundaries, especially with the other CHHS departments, the Volgeneau School of Engineering and College of Science at GMU.

Required Qualifications: Qualified applicants must possess 1) an earned doctorate in health informatics, information technology, systems engineering, computational science, computer science and/or health professional degree related to applied health informatics; 2) an established record of scholarly activity, 3) teaching experience or potential, 4) demonstrated ability to secure external funding and 5) effective interpersonal communication skills.

Priority will be given to applicants with research experience and successful external funding in health informatics or related areas. This includes basic and applied research in natural language processing, machine learning, image processing and data mining combined with work experience in health data as well as health privacy and cyber security.

College of Health and Human Services faculty will initially be appointed in one of the 6 academic units comprising the College depending upon interests and expertise (i.e., Global and Community Health, Health Administration, Policy and Informatics, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Studies, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Social Work), and then in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics that is currently being built. The College has 7 accredited degree programs and is now located in the new Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall that comprises 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College's research infrastructure also includes imaging resources (DEXA, fMRI, movement capture) and physical and metabolic assessment tools. In the next year, the College will be opening its population health center that will support primary and behavioral health care, research and training. The College is strategically transitioning to build Virginia's first College of Public Health. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia and home to over 37,000 students from all 50 states and 135 countries enrolled in over 200 degree programs. It is the most diverse university in Virginia and among the top nationally. A large percentage of our students are first generation or Pell grant recipients, whose graduation rates are on par with other students. As a Carnegie Research 1 institution, Mason has an active research program that is conducted across its 4 campuses and its international campus in Songdo, Korea.

For full consideration, applications are to be submitted electronically for position F8942z at https://jobs.gmu.edu. All candidates must apply online and include (1) letter of application (2) current curriculum vitae (3) three references and (4) copy of professional credentials if appropriate. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Letters of inquiry may be sent electronically to Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak (jwojtusi@gmu.edu) search Committee Chair.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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