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Assistant Professor, Computational Health Sciences

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
Jun 29, 2024
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About the Job

The Division of Computational Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is seeking candidates for 2 positions at the Assistant Professor rank, on either the academic-track or tenure track. Faculty candidates will develop computational methods or tools to support health sciences and clinical research. The specific research areas of interest include expertise in computer vision, predictive modeling, electronic health records, big data analytics, digital health and wearable devices, consumer informatics and clinical research informatics. They will have access to exceptional patient data and translational opportunities through M Health Fairview and Academic Health Center-Information Exchange, and the Center for Learning Health System Sciences. The successful candidate will join a uniquely interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment of scientists and scholars conducting innovative and impactful research aimed at improving health care outcomes and delivery.


Candidates must have a PhD, MD or equivalent degree with expertise in any area related to computer science, health data science, or biomedical informatics. Exceptional faculty candidates should have a strong scholarly record of developing and applying computational and data science to health.

About the Department

About the department/division
The Department of Surgery (DOS, https://med.umn.edu/surgery) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is driven to deliver clinical excellence, compassionate patient care, pioneering research, and the education of surgical leaders. The DOS consists of 91 faculty (47 clinical faculty members), approximately 36 fellows and 54 residents. The DOS has a rich history of renowned basic and clinical science research, distinguishing itself as an academic and clinical center of excellence. The Division of Computational Health Sciences is a newly created division which focuses on development of novel computational methods to analyze biomedical big data for advancing health care.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a statement of research expertise/statement, (4) a statement of teaching expertise/philosophy, (5) a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and (6) names and contact information for three references.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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