Endowed Chair in Health Innovation and Technology

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Health
Job Description: 

The Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Endowed Chair in Health Innovation and Technology

The College of Health at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor (with tenure) as the Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Endowed Chair in Health Innovation and Technology. The COH seeks to recruit a leader who has a proven track record of driving health innovation and technology, who has translated discovery into application and impact, and who has a vision for the future of population health as a convergence science. This leader will bring to Lehigh a deep understanding of the industry and technology that fosters innovative inquiry and the design and development of health technologies to better position the College to advance research in health innovation and technology.

The candidate can come from any of the following sectors: academia, government, non-profit, or private, whose work focuses on a range of substantive and/or methodological areas related to health innovation and technology. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following disciplines or a related field (e.g., public health, public policy, medicine, epidemiology, global health, industrial and systems engineering, computer science, health policy, health services research, pharmacoeconomics). Candidates have the opportunity for administrative positions within the College of Health (e.g., Associate Dean).

Faculty in the College of Health are expected to contribute to the research, educational, and service missions of the COH and the broader University. Population health is a new convergence science. As such, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of new curriculum and programs, teaching and mentoring, including courses and other modes of instruction for undergraduate, graduate, and executive education students in the COH. Faculty in the College of Health have strong records of making an impact in their field. Such impact can range from the traditional to innovative and new ways of making a difference in improving health outcomes.  As such, this can include high-quality externally funded scholarship, including sustained success as a principal investigator or collaborating investigator. They can also have strong records of peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals, participation in national conference proceedings, and/or the development of intellectual property.

The College of Health promotes population health as a convergence science. It seeks scholars to build innovative transdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs and to collaborate with colleagues across a spectrum of disciplines. The mission of the College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of populations and communities through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. The College will prepare the next generation of creative and diverse scientists and leaders in population health through cutting edge and novel course work, distance learning, and experiential learning opportunities. The College of Health will be located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility slated for completion in 2021. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably-designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s academic research endeavors. The primary goals of the building are to encourage an interdisciplinary culture via maximized transparency and accountability; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

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 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 600 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 College of Health website and the Path to Prominence website. Information about Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found on the Provost website

 

Review of Applications: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2021 or as soon as possible. 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. 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 of three references. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17044. For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at: http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html/

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html