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University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor, Health Care Informatics

School of Global Health and Informatics

Position #38090

The School of Global Health Management and Informatics (SGHMI) in the College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) invites applications for a tenure-earning position in the Health Care Informatics program at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2022.


The position is a 9-month appointment with a competitive salary covered by budget with no soft money funding requirements. The successful candidate will perform research and teaching in healthcare informatics. Interdisciplinary scholarship and grant funding for research are expected. Summer teaching appointments may be available; however, it is not guaranteed and a variety of internal competitive research grants are available, but also not guaranteed.


Teaching takes place in fully online formats and the selected candidate is expected to become comfortable teaching online if they are not already. UCF has world-renowned infrastructure and support for online teaching.


The candidate will join SGHMI, which includes the nation’s largest graduate and undergraduate programs in Health Services Administration (HSA), an Executive Graduate Healthcare Management program (e-MHA), a fully online graduate program in Healthcare Informatics (HCI), and an undergraduate program in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM). The master’s in HSA and baccalaureate in HIIM are accredited by CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) and CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management), respectively, and the undergraduate HSA program is certified by AUPHA (Association of University Programs in Health Administration). For information, visit our website at


UCF is a thriving research university located in metropolitan Orlando. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed. UCF is adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation and has a fully accredited College of Medicine. With a diverse student body of approximately 70,000 students, UCF is the largest university by enrollment in Florida and one of the largest universities in the country. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.


The College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) employs approximately 350 full‐time faculty and staff serving more than 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines.


SGHMI is located on UCF’s new Downtown campus, which is home to 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students studying degree programs that align with emerging industries and within walking distance of jobs and internships. For more information about the UCF Downtown campus, visit


Position Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A doctoral degree in Health Care Informatics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Services Administration, or a related health discipline from an accredited institution and industry or academic experience in health informatics research; or
  2. A doctoral degree in Management Information Systems, Applied Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, or a related information technology discipline from an accredited institution and industry or academic experience in healthcare informatics.


The successful candidate must have a terminal degree from an accredited institution (as indicated above) by the start of the appointment. ABDs will be considered.


Preferences will be given to candidates with a teaching and research focus in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Biostatistics or a wide range of analytic disciplines including, but not limited to, decision analysis, statistics, management science or operations research, or managerial economics.
  2. Health data management including, but not limited to, relational database design and use, data warehousing, health-specific data storage structures, data integration, data communication, or geographic information systems.
  3. Systems analysis and design, workflow analysis and process improvement, decision support systems including clinical decision support, evidence-based medicine.
  4. Epidemiology and public health.


In addition, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated success of publishing high-quality research articles in top-tier international and national refereed journals.


UCF requires applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website, No paper or emailed applications or materials will be considered.


Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, No paper or emailed applications or materials will be considered. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials:
1) a diversity statement,
2) a cover letter,
3) curriculum vitae,
4) teaching statement,
5) research statement, and
6) contact information for three professional references (include email address).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents.

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

Please contact Dr. Kendall Cortelyou, search committee chair, at  with any questions about this position.


Florida Clause:
Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


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