Lehigh University, College of Health

Position ID: 2636-HDVASSTASSOC [#20555]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18065, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Visualization,Data Science, Health Services Research, Population Health, Biostatistics & Data Science, Public Health, Computational/Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/05, finished 2023/05/06, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

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The College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track faculty member with a specialization in health data visualization, auralization, and/or haptics applied to interventions based on augmented/virtual reality and/or gamification. Applications from qualified individuals for hire at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor will be considered, including consideration of tenure at initial appointment for qualified candidates. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate by the date of employment in one of the following or related fields: data science, statistics, biostatistics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics. The successful candidate will advance the state of the art in the visualization, auralization, and/or haptic rendering of health data, including within virtual/augmented reality environments, in order to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of rendered data for dissemination of scientific findings to communities, including those within marginalized populations. S/he/they will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues within the COH, the data science degree program in the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Decision and Technology Analytics Department in the College of Business. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in biostatistics and data science, as well as upper-level graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her/their area of expertise, will mentor and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, assist with data science curriculum design, and contribute to the growth of the College of Health.

At the core of the COH is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting health equity. The mission of the COH, the newest of five colleges at Lehigh University, is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of domestic and global populations and communities with data-driven and community-focused research and education in three primary areas: population health, community health, and health innovation and technology. Our strategic plan identifies the core areas of research distinction in which the COH will continue to grow faculty expertise. We intend to build a team of scholars with expertise in both technology/data science and community based participatory research in order to collaborate with communities of users to develop and apply health technologies that will reduce health disparities. We are committed to developing a particular, though not exclusive, focus on marginalized communities in the Lehigh Valley, as well as Indigenous communities locally, nationally, and globally. The COH offers undergraduate majors in Population Health, as well as Community and Global Health, and graduate degrees including a Master in Public Health, and an MS and PhD in Population Health. As our faculty grows, the COH will add an undergraduate major and minor in Biostatistics/Health Data Analytics, a suite of graduate degrees in Digital Health (certificate, MS, PhD), as well as a Community Health track within our existing doctorate. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the COH include an innovative curriculum, robust experiential learning opportunities, and integrated career and professional development. The COH is host to three research institutes: the Institute for Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Health Policy and Politics, and the Children’s Environmental Precision Health Institute. COH faculty also may participate in the three research institutes based in Lehigh’s College of Engineering: the Institute for Functional Materials and Devices, the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation, and the Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy. The COH is located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility, which opened in January 2022. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s research innovation in STEM. The innovative design of the building encourages interdisciplinary collaboration; develops functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engages the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications must be received online by November 1, 2022. The anticipated start date is as soon as August 2023. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

Assistant professor applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Assistant professor applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22321.

Associate professor applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted for finalists only. Applications for the associate professor position must be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22320.

For additional information please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the position. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the COH website and President Helble’s message on Research and Excellence.

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. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

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Contact: John Hughes
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124 East Morton St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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