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Associate/Full Professor - Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (39708)
University of Florida

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2019
Title Associate/Full Professor - Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (39708)
University University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Department Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Education & Promotion
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General
    Social and Behavioral Medicine

Position Description
The University of Florida Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics in the College of Medicine seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. We are seeking scientists with strong backgrounds in the areas of: (1) development, testing of, evaluation and/or implementation of evidenced-based health interventions to promote health and health outcomes across the lifespan in diverse community or clinical practice settings; and (2) comparative effectiveness research and pragmatic clinical trials related to health promotion and disease prevention at the individual, community, health care delivery system, and/or policy level.

The Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics has a strong agenda focused on research methods for prevention and implementation science, including health outcomes among vulnerable populations. The Department fosters collaborative relationships with investigators across diverse disciplines, including pediatrics, medicine, biomedical informatics, molecular biology, epidemiology, genetics, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, policy evaluation, and health services and outcomes research. The Department works closely with the Institute for Child Health Policy, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, and the UFHealth Cancer Center. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with scientists focused on the health of older adults. The Department, with 23 full‐time faculty members and over 100 professional and support staff, provides an exceptional research environment with over $30M annually in extramural funding. The Department is also integrally involved in the University‐wide NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program and is specifically responsible for the Implementation Science Program. In addition, the Department collaborates closely with the UF Biomedical Informatics Programs. As part of the Biomedical Informatics Collaboration, the Department houses health care claims and encounter, surveillance, medical record and patient reported outcome data across a range of adult and pediatric populations. The Department also is linked to the Institute for Child Health Policy, which focuses on risk assessment, prevention, quality of care, and health outcomes for children and youth. The environment provides exciting opportunities to develop multidisciplinary and translational collaborations across the lifespan.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in an appropriate area (PhD in a health science discipline such as health services research, economics, public health, psychology, or other appropriate health or social science discipline or MD with research training), an excellent record of scholarly publication, an independent program of extramurally‐funded research or demonstrated ability to develop such a program, including evidence of interdisciplinary, interagency, and/or international collaboration. Knowledge and experience in social and behavioral science theory, research designs, and analysis methods are required. Participation in Departmental training activities, including teaching and mentoring, and University service are also expected and valued.

Application Instructions
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one recent paper/report and three letters of recommendation or a list of three professional references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

This position was originally posted under requisition # 507395. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.


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    The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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Contact Information

  • Justin Jones
    Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
    University of Florida
    2197 Mowry Rd.
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • 3526279466


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