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Job Summary

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Learning Analytics
Division of Professional Education
Department of Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan Medical School
 
The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an assistant professor/associate professor for its Division of Professional Education. The position is full-time on the tenure-track, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience.  We seek an innovative scholar with special interest and expertise in learning analytics.  The scholar’s background may be based in a wide range of learning, cognitive, and computer sciences such as (but not restricted to): education, informatics, psychology, sociology, and human factors.  Prior experience in health professions education is not required
 
We seek candidates in the field of large-scale learning and behavioral data analytics who will focus on understanding, designing, and evaluating systems to advance teaching and learning in formal and informal educational settings. Successful candidates will combine insights from the learning, cognitive, and computer sciences approaches to working with data generated by teachers and learners interacting in face-to-face, blended, and online contexts. Candidates with experience in experimental and developmental research to build, validate, and effectively employ analytic technologies or techniques that make a positive impact on learning and teaching will be well-suited to this position. Examples include (but are not limited to) research on: behavioral interventions for learners; visualizations of learners/learning to support teaching; the use and impact of social media and other online tools in learning/teaching; feedback systems for learners; or adaptive/personalized learning and tutoring systems.
 
Responsibilities.
  • Develop and conduct an externally funded research program aligned with the division’s mission (particularly regarding learning analytics)and in the area of the individual’s scholarly interest.
  • Foster scholarly initiatives with other faculty members for improving health professions education.
  • Participate as a faculty member teaching in the Department’s and Division’s educational programs such as the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) Program and the Health Infrastructures & Learning Systems (HILS) MS/PhD program
  • Provide leadership and service addressing health care provider learning, primarily on the development, delivery, and evaluation of innovative programs to enhance medical and health science student learning, but also including learning by practicing health care professionals.
 
Start-up package are available to help the successful candidates establish a sustainable research program. Joint appointments with other departments across the University will be available and encouraged.
 
Qualifications.  Applicants must have:
  • A terminal research degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • A clear research focus on learning analytics and possibly other areas of educational innovation related to the mission of the Division.
  • A record of scholarly achievement and funding capabilities appropriate to the applicant’s seniority and professional experience.
  • Demonstrated potential for successfully teaching students and practitioners, preferably in health care professions. 
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary department.
 
Application. To apply, assemble and submit the following information:
• Letter of application that addresses the five qualifications listed above as applied to the position description and responsibilities.
• Current curriculum vitae.
 
Application materials should be sent by email to:
Tana O’Lone (tdeclerc@umich.edu)
Associate Administrator, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School
 
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
 
Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). The DLHS is a first-in-the-nation academic department focused on learning applied to health at all levels of scale: individuals, teams, organizations, and ultra-large scale systems. DLHS operates in three divisions: (1) The Division of Professional Education primarily addresses learning by individuals and teams (2) The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems primarily focuses on learning at higher levels of scale. (3) The Clinical Simulation Center deploys advanced simulation technology and conducts a related program of research.
 
Division of Professional Education (DPE). Within DLHS, this Division is an interdisciplinary community of scientists focused on improving health professions education through innovation, research, and excellence in teaching. The DPE incorporates a team of nationally recognized scholars in educational program design, learner assessment, curriculum development, and program evaluation. The faculty focus on developing novel and innovative approaches to teaching and learning within the rapidly changing health care landscape. Our department has a long history of inter-professional education and our faculty collaborate closely with other health sciences schools and colleges across the university to facilitate sharing of pedagogical knowledge, best practices, and innovation experiments.
 
For further information about the DLHS and the DPE, see http://lhs.medicine.umich.edu.
 
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor.  Rank of selected candidate is dependent upon qualifications.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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