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Department Chair Health Informatics and Data Science; Tenure

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Loyola University Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60684
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Department Chair Health Informatics and Data Science; Tenured/Tenure-Track, Associate/Full Professor Thank you for your interest in Loyola University Chicago. To view open positions, please enter your search criteria below. You may view all open positions by not specifying any search criteria and selecting the “Search” button. Bookmark this Posting Print Preview Apply for this Job

Please see Special Instructions for more details. Applicants should apply online. Questions of content and process can be directed to Dr. Samie Tootooni Applicants should include electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness; 5) a statement of leadership philosophy and evidence of administration and inter-disciplinary collaboration 6) a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only). Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or until position is filled. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage under-represented minorities and women candidates to apply. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Position Details Job Title Department Chair Health Informatics and Data Science; Tenured/Tenure-Track, Associate/Full Professor Position Title Department Chair Health Informatics and Data Science; Tenured/Tenure-Track, Associate/Full Professor Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Location Code HEALTH INFORMATICS & DATA SCI Department Name HEALTH INFORMATICS & DATA SCI Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Health Entrepreneurs. Join Us.

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to assume the role of Department Chair in the Department of Health Informatics and Data Science. About Us: Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and education. Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize inter-disciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Parkinson is the academic home for Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine ( ITM ). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award ( CTSA ) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System that is fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences ( NCATS ). The ITM is part of the national network of more than 60 NIH -supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Parkinson faculty collaborate in health informatics and data science research with the: Loyola University Health System (a member of Trinity Health, a not-for-profit Catholic health system operating 93 hospitals in 22 states); Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) and PCORNet; Veterans Health Administration, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and various health foundations. There has never been a more important time to build a new inter-disciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. Learn more about Parkinson School and Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University, visit

About the Department:

Parkinson is the University’s 14th and newest school, which opened in July 2019 with nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students. The Health Informatics and Data Science department is home to two new Masters and Certificate Programs in Health Informatics, the first of several new programs planned. The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education ( CTRE ). This state-of-the-art facility brings together the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, The Graduate School, and Loyola University Health System on an exciting cooperative journey with one unified goal-the rapid translation of fundamental science discoveries into real treatments for human health. Parkinson is also the home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research ( CHOIR ) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is stewarded by the department, and the candidate will have an opportunity to guide or direct CHOIR . Additional CHOIR activities include directing intramural pilot awards, leading an educational seminar series, and providing resources for training students and faculty. Duties and Responsibilities: Departmental chairpersons are the academic leaders and administrative heads of their departments and report to the Dean of the Parkinson School. As such, they implement University, school, college, and departmental policies and regulations within their departments. As academic leaders, they are responsible for establishing departmental goals, promoting excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service, encouraging and stimulating faculty members in professional development, providing educational advising for students, obtaining appropriate resources, and establishing a climate of collegiality in which matters of concern to faculty and their department, school/ college, and the University may be discussed and acted upon. As administrative heads, departmental chairpersons promote professional excellence, steward accreditation for t

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