Lehigh University College of Health
The Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Chair in Health Innovation and Technology
The Lehigh University College of Health invites nominations and applications for the inaugural Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Chair in Health Innovation and Technology. The Forlenza endowed faculty chair was created to leverage Lehigh's traditional strengths in technology in the service of health. The holder of the Forlenza chair will be expected to develop health applications using artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and data science, and/or design cutting-edge devices and technologies to address urgent needs in population health.
The faculty member holding this endowed chair should have a track record of driving innovation with technology and data science to improve health outcomes; translate discovery into application and impact; and apply technology and data science to reduce health disparities in communities and populations. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at the rank of full professor, although especially accomplished associate professors who qualify for tenure may be considered.
The Lehigh University College of Health is Lehigh’s first new college in decades. Investments in the College to date include faculty lines, state-of the-art space, staffing, and incorporation into Lehigh’s reputation and brand. The holder of the Forlenza chair will have the opportunity to shape future investments in the college, including additional faculty lines, curricular offerings, degree programs, and partnerships. “With this chair, we’re hoping to find a leader who is a thoughtful risk-taker and a great facilitator of academic-industry partnerships,” Vincent Forlenza said. “At the end of the day, it’s going to be someone who has a real passion for improving health care around the globe.”
The Search Advisory Committee, chaired by Dr. Bilal Khan, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position. Additional information about the position is available in the Forlenza Chair Prospectus and Position Specification. Interested, qualified individuals should provide a copy of their curriculum vitae, along with a research statement and a teaching statement. A letter of interest that addresses the candidate’s qualifications for this position is welcome, but not required. Lehigh has retained Ilene H. Nagel and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via email to:
Ilene H. Nagel and Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.
Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission.