DLHS Is Currently Hiring: 

Tenure Track-Assistant/Associate/Professor of Learning Health Sciences

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted via email at the following address:    

All applicants should submit a cover letter, a vita, three representative publications, evidence of teaching excellence if available, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation.  Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of our faculty search committee, Cheryl Moyer ( sends e-mail)).  Consideration of applications will begin immediately. UM CAREERS - JOB ID: 202168

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences seeks qualified tenure-track faculty candidates (open rank) to broaden existing scholarship within the school and the U-M community in the area of Anti-racist Data Science. Areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to:

  • Racial bias and unintended racist consequences in data, algorithms, and technologies that enable healthcare;
  • Data-driven, anti-racist, health policy analysis regarding racial disparities in health insurance, healthcare access, quality, and safety;
  • Healthcare provider education and point-of-care informatics interventions to reduce healthcare providers’ implicit racial biases and enhance their structural competence; and
  • Community-driven, technology-enabled models of healthcare delivery that address racism as a social determinant of health and empower racialized communities in service/intervention design.

We especially welcome scholars who have demonstrated expertise in anti-racist research methods, interdisciplinary scholarship experience, and a commitment to translating research into practice. Given that this position may be filled by faculty candidates early in rank through later in their careers, consideration will be adjusted accordingly regarding demonstrated expertise versus commitment to a line of future research. Similarly, the position will come with rank-specific resources (e.g. start-up package). 

This position is part of a new faculty cluster at the University of Michigan focused on “Racial Justice in Healthcare: Informatics and Data-Driven Approaches.” This cluster hire of five faculty (one within each unit) will focus on using informatics and data science methods to detect, understand, and reduce structural racism within healthcare, and racial healthcare disparities. Faculty will he hired in the following units: 

  • the School of Information; 
  • College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; 
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Learning Health Sciences;  
  • School of Nursing, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences; and 
  • School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. 

There will be additional support for cross-school collaborations within the cluster. The clusters are part of a university-wide faculty hiring initiative that seeks to hire at least 20 faculty members over the next three years with a scholarly focus on racial inequality and structural racism.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in or strong potential for peer-reviewed publication and external research funding, collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives, and for working with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates are expected to have completed a PhD or the equivalent in information, informatics health or biomedical informatics, computer science, information science, or a related field.

What You'll Do

Job duties include research, teaching, and service. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference proceedings
  • Seeking outside funding to support their research
  • Teaching in DLHS’s academic programs, including the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) MS or PhD programs
  • Mentoring students for independent studies, master’s projects, and doctoral dissertations.
  • Providing service to the school, University, and the broader academic community by way of committee work, journal editing, and other various opportunities

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. or the equivalent in an area such as information, informatics health or biomedical informatics, computer science, information science, or a related field
  •  Demonstrated interest and/or experience with teaching at the graduate level
  •  A strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and cultural diversity

Desired Qualifications*

  • A proven record in teaching and research, potentially including experiences that transcend traditional academic research

Programmer Analyst Sr/Intermediate


The Department of Learning Health Sciences in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a Programmer Analyst to work with the DISPLAY Lab which is developing tools to generate precision feedback (an approach using a knowledge-based system that customizes the delivery of comparison and trend information that is important to providers). DISPLAY Lab is collaborating with the Knowledge Grid, a knowledge infrastructure research and development program within DLHS, to develop and evaluate a scalable service for precision feedback.

The DISPLAY Lab and the Knowledge Grid are seeking an Applications Programmer/Analyst Intermediate to support the technical development of a precision feedback service. The precision feedback service uses a knowledgebase containing a library of message templates and models of feedback interventions to process clinical performance data for generation of messages that are actionable and motivating. The system will enable mass customization of messages for clinical quality improvement and the implementation of evidence-based practice across diverse contexts. Work to develop application program interfaces (APIs), web applications, execution capabilities, and data integration will be central to this effort. In addition, this role will support development of message tailoring knowledge in the form of computable knowledge objects that are managed in a platform developed by the Knowledge Grid team.

The programmer/analyst may also conduct other software development, data mining, or scripting activities in support of the research and service mission of the department. 


  • Software design, programming, debugging, and documentation in the context of iterative, collaborative software development, applying Agile methods to help manage complexity, including the following:
    • Thoughtful analysis of the scope of development tasks, careful sequencing of work effort to align deliverables with those of others
    • Implementing and integrating application program interfaces (APIs) with clinical performance and quality reporting platforms to bring about a precision feedback system as a scalable service
    • Developing techniques and scripts for efficient program logic and data manipulation
    • Providing multiple formats to interact with the data (e.g. HTML, XML, FHIR, JSON)
  • Configure or modify complex information systems, including analysis of business and user needs, documenting requirements, and liaising with technologists to revise existing systems and workflow steps as necessary. 
  • Participation in daily stand-ups and routine design and development meetings, liaise with a diverse group of representatives within the department and from the various technology support organizations on campus. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
    • (Senior) 5+ years systems analysis/programming activities in a fast-paced business environment
    • (Intermediate) 3 to 5 years systems analysis/programming activities in a fast-paced business environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with web application development, software design, and application usability principles
  • Ability to write and test code independently, to integrate code with that of others, and to create working prototype and production apps for more than one technology platform 
  • Demonstrated ability to gather functional requirements from a diverse, interdisciplinary group consisting of administrators, scientists, clinicians, students, and technologists
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Understanding and knowledge of databases and how they are organized
  • Knowledge and use of open source software and version control systems in software development (e.g. Git)
  • Fluency in a variety of web technologies, for examples: HTML/CSS, XML, XSLT, MySQL, Javascript, PHP, JSON, and RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of basic Unix and Linux commands
  • Good data mining and information retrieval skills, including use of scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Bash).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of and experience using semantic web technologies (e.g., RDF, OWL)
  • Knowledge of agile principles as they apply to software development (e.g., Scrummaster Skills)
  • Previous experience working with the Fedora Commons repository platform,

Research Administrator Senior


The Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) is a rapidly growing department at the University of Michigan Medical School which is focused on the concept of learning, interpreted broadly to encompass learning by individuals, teams, organizations, and ultra-large scale national and global systems.  We are seeking a highly motivated, ambitious and experienced Research Administrator Senior to work closely and proactively with faculty and others to provide post-award administration including management of grants, contracts, and research discretionary accounts, ensuring fiscal responsibility, compliance, efficiency, and timely processing of transactions.