Assistant Professor of Health and Social Informatics
Xavier University of Louisiana
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Internal Number: 1519
The Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure track position in Health Informatics at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2021.
The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in Health Informatics or a closely related area. Applicants with informatics training, such as information systems, data science or computer science, health care data warehouse, and evidence of healthcare-related work experience, (i.e. Electronic Health Records Implementations, Health Information Exchanges, Patient Portals, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in information technology, data analytics, revenue cycle management and the healthcare environment.
This position is part of the newly established Health Informatics program. The goals are to develop a quality informatics program, provide students with opportunity to conduct research and to serve the entire University and the community. Applicants should show evidence of exceptional research promise, and provide leadership in growing the new informatics program, including developing and teaching courses. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding and interest in interdisciplinary studies and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their research, teaching, and service. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of Health Informatics. The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups. Duties:
Teach and develop academic courses related to healthcare data analytics, consumer health, Health Informatics Management, Health Information technology, research and maintain academic courses based on industry needs.
Establish independent research and publish findings and apply for external funding.
Advise and mentor graduate students.
Contribute to the growing Health Informatics program.
Ph.D. in Health Informatics or related field (conferred by the time of appointment);
Experience in Health Informatics or Health Information Management;
Experience in machine learning, database management systems, cloud computing, predictive analytics, data visualization as it relates to health data;
Experience in Health Information security;
Strong commitment to teaching nine semester hours per semester;
Teach face-to-face as well as online classes;
Teaching experience with demonstrated innovative approaches;
Experience in research design and research methods with a demonstrated ability to publish research findings;
Evidence of cultural competence and demonstrated success working with diverse populations is required;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collegially; and a
Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
Advanced training beyond the Ph.D., e.g. Post-doc, industry, etc.
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
Experience teaching to a diverse student body and knowledge of effective strategies (e.g. culturally responsive or inclusive pedagogy, awareness of issues that may affect the success of minoritized students) supporting underrepresented groups in STEM.
Awareness of pedagogical best practices and ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining knowledge in this area.
Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Health Informatics research
An active member of national and state Health Informatics or Health Informatics and Information Management associations and/or active in eHealth initiatives.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.