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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics/Data Science at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Spring 2020.

The position is for applicants with expertise in the following areas but not limited to health sciences librarianship, management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, machine learning, data visualization, data analytics, data fusion, and cybersecurity and privacy.


Responsibilities: Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, program building, scholarly research resulting in high quality publications and presentations, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in health librarianship/ informatics and data science and expanding the curriculum of the health informatics nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives in both health information and data science. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees. The candidate will be encouraged collaborate and engage in joint research between different academic units.


Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in information science with a concentration in health informatics, data science, computer science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered); (b) evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding; and (c) evidence of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods; (b) work experience in a health information agency; and (c) evidence of collaboration with other colleagues.


Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement and health insurance plans are available.


About UNT and the Department of Information Science: UNT is an educational community that prepares students for careers in a rapidly changing world. It has close to 40,000 students and offers 105 bachelors, 88 master's and 37 doctoral programs. It is a Tier One university educating students for tomorrow with faculty committed to teaching, research and service.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science has a master of science in information science with a program in health sciences librarianship and health informatics ( which is ranked 7th in the nation by US News and World Report and a bachelor of science ( and master of science in data science ( The master's of information science is accredited by the American Library Association.  The Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, and a member of the iSchool Caucus.


Application: Review of the applicants will start on October 21, 2019 and it will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for the position, go to: The application should include a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Chair of the Search Committee at


The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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