Open Faculty Positions

Founding Director, Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics
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Expire Date: 06/03/2015
The Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Full or Associate Professor position in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree.

The Perelman School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Founding Director of the newly established Institute for Biomedical Informatics, enabled by a recent multi-million dollar gift. This Institute is focused on the science of biomedical informatics and will integrate informatics disciplines from bioinformatics, to translational, clinical, and public health informatics. The Founding Director will lead and develop the Institute, bring together current informatics-related faculty throughout the Penn community, and recruit new faculty to the Institute and the Perelman School of Medicine.

The successful applicant will have a distinguished international record in biomedical informatics, with experience in leadership appropriate for a Director. The applicant will have the background and skills to enable strong collaborations among bioinformatics and medical informatics activities. Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding expertise in education, research, and leadership. The faculty appointment will be in an appropriate department in the Perelman School of Medicine.

The mission of IBI is to:
1) establish an outstanding basic and applied sponsored research program in biomedical informatics,
2) recruit faculty and promote career development of biomedical informatics faculty at the Perelman School of Medicine,
3) launch educational programs in biomedical informatics,
4) support programmatic growth in biomedical informatics at the broader University of Pennsylvania, and
5) provide key guidance to the leadership of Penn Medicine on strategic investments in IT

A generous resource package will be available to the Director, including the expectation to recruit new faculty to the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin, is a world-class research institution located near the center of Philadelphia. All of Penn's twelve schools are located within walking distance of one another. The Perelman School of Medicine is one of the top ranked medical schools in the nation in research and NIH funding.

Chi Van Dang, MD/PhD, is Chair, IBI Director Search Committee at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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