Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Professor

Health Economics, Health Services Research, Biomedical Informatics, and Director of CHiR

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor in the area of health economics, health services research, and/or biomedical informatics. As part of this position, the candidate will serve in an administrative role as Director of the Center for Health Information and Research (CHiR). CHiR is a College of Health Solutions’ initiative for the collection of identifiable health information from various sites in Arizona, including data from Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (Arizona's Medicaid agency), to support health systems research. Accordingly, the candidate should have strong experience with health data analytics and research interests that can be informed by the unique datasets available at CHiR. This position is a fiscal (12-month) appointment as it includes an administrative role in addition to the faculty position. The successful candidate will conduct research in health economics, health services research, biomedical informatics, biomedical data science, or a related field, with a specific focus on data science and population health.

In addition to working with faculty in the College, collaborations are possible with ASU investigators from diverse fields including biological sciences (Biodesign Institute), business (W.P. Carey School of Business), Nursing (College of Nursing & Health Innovation), and Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering).

This position will also work with faculty across the college to address our Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require translational research, transformative collaboration and innovation. Through research, academic programs and service, the college is focused on these Grand Challenges: Addressing the systems of health care and the health needs of populations, and optimizing health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship complements the existing expertise within the College of Health Solutions ( In addition, we encourage research collaborations with investigators from diverse academic fields and community partners.

Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and junior faculty, 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 commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor, including a sustained extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring.

Here at the College of Health Solutions we work hard to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students that we believe is key to our success as a community. Veterans and all individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

About the College of Health Solutions
The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice 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. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

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, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix. We maintain research facilities in cooperation with multiple community partners, including an expansion of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus that is in development through a public-private partnership that will increase collaborative opportunities with private companies and offer an additional 200,000 square feet of space for research and clinical trials.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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

Required Qualifications
• Doctorate or terminal degree in health services research, health economics, biomedical informatics, biomedical data science, or a related field (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics, information science, health policy and management, etc.)
• Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding to support a robust research portfolio commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor
• Evidence of a sustained history of peer reviewed publications in high-impact journals commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor
• Evidence of successful teaching at the university level related to the fields of biomedical informatics or health services research commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor
• Experience that would translate to the ability to be successful in an administrative role
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, students, and staff

Desired Qualifications
• Experience in the creation, management, and/or distribution of large datasets as shared common resources to support biomedical and health research
• Expertise and research focus in one or more of the following areas of health economics, biomedical informatics, or data science, including applied econometrics, applied microeconomics, statistics, artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning, and their applications in medicine and healthcare
• Teaching experience or evidence of potential for successful teaching in health economics, healthcare management & finance, data mining, biomedical data management, or clinical decision support
• Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding from highly competitive sources such as NIH, PCORI, CDC, AHRQ, NSF, similar federal mechanisms, and/or foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
• Background, knowledge, and/or research in the area(s) of biomedical informatics or science of health care delivery relevant to the needs of the Arizona's diverse populations and the college's Grand Challenges
• Experience in developing and maintaining community partnerships and inter-professional or team-based collaborations
• Evidence of impactful research
• Experience in mentoring graduate students in research and publishing
• Demonstrated success in promoting student retention and/or graduation
• Experience teaching online courses at the University level
• Experience in an academic administrative role
• Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and/or professional service commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor

Application Deadline and Procedures
Application deadline is February 3, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:
• A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
• Curriculum vitae
• Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.
• Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter 

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Otero at
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