Chair, Health Informatics and Data Science, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Academic / College and University
CHAIR, HEALTH INFORMATICS & DATA SCIENCE
The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health and Dean Elaine Morrato seek a strategic leader and distinguished scholar to serve as the chair of the Department of Health Informatics & Data Science. The next chair will chart a bold course and strategy for the department’s future that enables and supports faculty and students to lead health informatics and data science work across and beyond Loyola University Chicago.
The Department of Health Informatics and Data Science is home to the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR). Established in 2017 with a $25 million endowment, CHOIR is a university-wide center that enhances and facilitates collaborative, interdisciplinary research across Loyola. The chair of Health Informatics and Data Science is responsible for stewarding CHOIR and serves as de facto director of the center.
The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus at the state-of-the-art Center for Translational Research and Education, which brings together Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Graduate School, and Health System around a shared goal — the rapid translation of new knowledge to real treatments and practice that save lives and improve public health and healthcare delivery.
The Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities with a focus on understanding all social determinants of health. Research, scholarship, and curricula incorporate systems and design thinking, which translate to scalable, sustainable solutions. With an entrepreneurial approach and a commitment to its Jesuit Catholic mission, the Parkinson School expands knowledge and drives change in service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.
Loyola University Chicago offers more than 140 graduate and professional degrees and certificates and more than 160 undergraduate majors and minors. A holistic approach to student success and well-being ensures that Loyola’s nearly 17,000 students develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
The successful candidate must meet Loyola University of Chicago rank and tenure guidelines at the Professor level. An earned doctoral degree is required, combined with significant experience in one or more related fields such as, but not limited to: AI, computer science, applied mathematics, computer engineering, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, health services research, medicine, nursing, or public health.
WittKieffer is assisting Loyola with this search. Applicants should provide a CV and a letter of interest stating how their experiences and qualifications align with the opportunity using WittKieffer's candidate portal. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Nominations and inquiries can be addressed to Philip Tang and Sandra Chu at ParkinsonHIDS@wittkieffer.com.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for its mission and diversifying its faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, Loyola seeks candidates who will contribute to its strategic plan. Underrepresented minorities and women candidates are encouraged to apply.