Assistant or Associate Professorship in Big Data/Health Informatics – near NY, USA

NJIT Faculty Position: Big Data Analytics in Health Informatics/Smart Health for Fall 2016

The Department of Information Systems at New Jersey Institute of Technology seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professorship in the area of big data analytics.  Candidates must have or be near the completion of a PhD in information systems, informatics, computing, or a related field.

Preferences will be given to those who specialize in health informatics and/or smart health, but outstanding candidates in other big data application areas will also be considered. Desirable candidates are those with a proven track record in using: pattern recognition, data/text mining, knowledge representation, decision support, and machine learning for integration, analysis, visualization, and stream processing of extra-large scale data from disparate sources and/or in heterogeneous formats, to solving healthcare problems. Areas of particular interest include intelligent information systems for clinical/translational researchers and secondary use of EHR data for research, clinical care, operations, accountable care, precision diagnostics and medicine, the learning healthcare system, as well as informatics methods for healthcare knowledge discovery to be used at any point of care.  Applicants should have an excellent academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research and funding, and be qualified to teach introductory courses in Information Systems and advanced courses in their area of expertise.  Outstanding candidates with significant funding and publication will be considered at the associate professorship level.

The IS Department, housed under College of Computing Sciences, has 7 degree programs (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD) and specializes in both human-centered computing and data intensive research.  Grant-funded research is an important part of our work.  Interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged across the university and with other partners.

NJIT is located 30 minutes from Silicon Alley and New York City by train. The area has a high concentration of industry and businesses, with many opportunities for research collaboration and consulting.  The area offers a variety of living environments from lively urban to quiet suburbs with excellent school districts, to hills, farmland and the shore.

To Apply:
1.     Visit (posting #: 0603019)
2.     Create your application, and post your cover letter and CV on that site.
3.     Email supplemental materials (research and teaching statements, and sample publications) (please include your name in the subject line)
4.     Have at least 3 letters of reference emailed to

For more information regarding this position, please visit  Additional questions should be addressed to search committee chair Dr. Songhua Xu (songhua.xu AT

NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.