University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Job Title

9-month Assistant Professor - Health Informatics


School of Information and Library Science


Opening Date: 10/16/2023
Closing Date:  12/11/2023

Job Description

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SILS) invites nominations and applications for a 9-month assistant professor to teach and conduct research on health information topics and problems. The candidate will have demonstrated competencies to teach and carry out research in one or more of the following areas: health information systems, medical libraries, health informatics, human-centered design and evaluation. SILS has a reputation as a nexus of researchers with a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate will also have an affiliation with the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in schools of medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, computer and data science, and with the Health Sciences Library. SILS offers a wide array of educational programs that include a Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The CHIP program offers professional master of science degree in Biomedical and Health Informatics and a PhD program in health informatics. Additional opportunities exist for collaboration with scholars across the university system, with NGOs such as RTI, with regional health care companies in the Research Triangle area, and with researchers from nearby universities. Candidates with experience in teaching and mentoring, demonstrated interests in collaboration, and strong potential for funded research in health information are encouraged to apply. Our internationally renowned programs educate leaders who shape information policy and inspire new directions in research and practice. We seek a colleague who will bolster our top national ranking in medical libraries while helping to shape new human-centered approaches to our growing health informatics programs.

Job Duties

The 9-month assistant professor will teach and conduct research on health information topics and problems. 



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree or an equivalent, and must provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, or potential for excellence, in their area of expertise. 
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
  • Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, participate in School, University, and professional activities, and otherwise share their expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including work with doctoral students.
  • Candidates should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment.
  • We seek a collaborative colleague who will form partnerships within the school and across the campus.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with a published record of research, engagement in an active research program, and a long-term plan involving novel approaches for facilitating access to structured and unstructured health data, health data management, methodologies and procedures for health system usability and effectiveness, systematic reviews and research data management, and development and improvement of health support systems.