Chair, Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine - School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Chair, Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine - School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Chair

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 220003DV

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI)is accepting applications for the position of Chair of a newDepartment of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine.

The Chair of the Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine at the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) will lead approximately 20 departmental faculty and is expected to bring effective leadership, fiscal, and management skills to cultivate existing strengths of the School. The Chair will lead the rapidly expanding research enterprise and foster research collaborations within the Department, across the School of Biomedical Informatics, and with otherUTHealth Houstondepartments and schools, as well as specialty institutes and centers of UTHealth Houston, as appropriate. External to the School and University, this position will promote and facilitate training and research activities at the local, national, and global levels.

This position will also reinforce the Department’s commitment to education by helping to strengthen and/or expand graduate curricula and programs in Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine. This position is also expected to work closely with the Dean in devising and executing strategies that advance the School’s mission and strategic vision that supports the goals of the faculty within the Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine, the Dean of the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI), and UTHealth Houston.

Position Requirements:

  • Ph.D., MD, or equivalent and must have a distinguished record of research, teaching, service, and academic accomplishments that meet the criteria and high standards warranting appointment as a tenured full professor.

  • Experience in assisting in the development and oversight of education programs that train and mentor the next generation of students, researchers, faculty, and professionals;

  • Experience in creating a collaborative, positive, and productive work environment for all personnel, including faculty, staff, and students.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Expertise in any area of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine, broadly defined, including but not limited to: Precision Health, Genomic Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Omics, Pharmacogenomics, Single Cell Sequencing, Computational Drug Discovery, Imaging Informatics, Imaging Genomics, Systems Biology, Metagenomics for Microbiomes, Biological Pathways, Network Analysis, and Multimodality Modeling;

  • Outstanding track record of research productivity in one or more of the aforementioned areas, as demonstrated by extramural funding, publications, mentoring, and engagement;

  • Consistent record of successful leadership and fiscal and program management;

  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service;

  • Demonstrated success in mentoring and training junior faculty members to help them obtain grants/funding and achieve career growth;

  • Commitment to the core values of communication, collaboration, innovation, action, and equity

The Chair of theDepartment of Bioinformatics and Systems Medicineat the School of Biomedical Informatics is a full-time faculty position. Experience in the administration of externally supported research centers and training grants is desirable. Resources for intra- and trans-departmental program development, faculty recruitment, and cross-campus collaborations are available.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate should submit: 1) a letter of interest that addresses his/her motivation to apply and summarizes qualifications and professional achievements suitable to the Chair position, including an abbreviated vision for the department; 2) a statement that summarizes research, teaching, and service activities; 3) a full CV; and 5) contact information for three references, inclusive of titles and institutions.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.