Assoc Professor,Biomed Informatics Data Science

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor in the area of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science.  The position may be tenured or tenure-track depending on qualifications.

Applicants with expertise in biomedical informatics and data science, including statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, computer vision, data visualization, natural language processing, and their applications in medicine and healthcare are encouraged. Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring students in research, and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession. The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory, including a strong publication record and evidence of funding, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and student mentoring. The candidate will be excited by the opportunity to develop research programs with significant collaborations and translate discoveries into the practice for the improvement of patient care.

Biomedical Informatics Program

Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is an evolving, dynamic field recognized as increasingly essential to the advancement of the health industry connecting basic sciences with the practical application of clinical sciences. Skilled professionals in BMI are able to analyze and translate large amounts of health data into meaningful solutions that improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. In CHS, BMI academic faculty teach and research in the whole spectrum of biomedical informatics,  including bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics, and foster strong partnerships with researchers, clinical practitioners and regional health care providers in the advancement of research and education in the science and practice of biomedical informatics. Faculty have a presence at Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus and partnerships with many other health organizations, which infuse our degree programs with practical research that mandates clinical relevance and reinforces a standard of excellence and leadership.

College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) is dedicated to translating scientific advances into practical interventions to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. CHS research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, CHS faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. The college is highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented with an innovative organizational structure that includes translational teams, affinity networks, and academic programs to improve the health of people and communities.

The current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive and continuing education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and

Required qualifications:

  • MD and/or PhD degree in field appropriate to the duties, including Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, and other related areas
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in biomedical informatics and data science, including statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, computer vision, data visualization, natural language processing, and their applications in medicine and healthcare
  • Evidence of conducting and leading research
  • Evidence of a strong peer reviewed publication recordDemonstrated ability or potential to write and secure extramural grants
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and teach courses, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of successfully writing and securing extramural grants 
  • Evidence of successfully teaching on-campus and/or online courses
  • Evidence of successfully mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting interdisciplinary team-based research and collaborating with health organizations
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to provide service to the program and university, as well as to the community and profession

Application Deadline and Procedures:

Initial close date for the position is March 24, 2019; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, click to submit the following:

  1. A letter of interest with the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, including your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position
  2. Teaching statement
  3. Research statement
  4. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  5. Information for 3 professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Dinorah Metz at


A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and