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The start date for these positions is negotiable, but January 2018 or after is preferred. The review of applications will be ongoing until position is filled. Interested individuals should submit via email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement and the contact information for three references to:


Karen B. Farris, Ph.D.

Charles R. Walgreen III Professor in Pharmacy Administration Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Email: with copy to Phone (734) 763-6629

Job Summary

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is accepting applications for up to two tenure track faculty positions in the area of biomedical informatics ( informatics). The successful candidates will develop or currently lead applied research programs that harness data from varying sources to develop systems, models and/or indicators of health and medication use that improve the processes and outcomes of care related, in part, to medication use. A focus in clinical research informatics is preferred at this time, but other foci will be considered.


Importantly, these faculty will join a campus-wide group of experts who work in IHPI (Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation), the School of Information, the Department of Learning Health Sciences in the Medical School, the College of Engineering and ongoing campus initiatives in Precision Health.

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy is building its graduate program in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences, and we desire a core of faculty in biomedical informatics. “Clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics are the primary domains related to informatics activities to support translational research” (see A future search will complete this research foci.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Information Science, Computer Science, Social Science, Biostatistics, Pharmacy or similar field, and have experience using data from clinical research settings.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level is expected to build a program of research with external funding. There is opportunity for a successful individual at the lower rank to participate in the University of Michigan Clinician Scholars program, if applicable. The successful candidate at the rank of Associate Professor is expected to have a funded program of research. The department will work with the successful candidates to facilitate collaborations across campus and in Michigan Medicine, formerly University of Michigan Health System. Teaching in the College’s programs is expected.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is world renowned for the excellence of its academic programs. The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, first established in 1876, was the first such unit created within a state-supported University. The College is expanding enrollment in the B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences program and uses team-based learning as its pedagogy for teaching in the PharmD program. The College has two graduate programs, and the department will launch a doctoral program in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences in 2018. The successful individual/s will join a department with approximately 12 tenure-track faculty (9 in clinical sciences and 3 in outcomes/evaluation sciences) as well as 29 clinical faculty who work collaboratively on research. Most faculty also have research collaborations across the University of Michigan, and this approach is expected. The College of Pharmacy and Michigan Medicine were recently named as one of America's top colleges and health systems, respectively, by US News and World Report.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.