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DLHS is hiring! Please see details below on open positions. To find other open positions at the University of Michigan, please visit our Careers website.

Staff Positions: 

  • There are no postings at this time. 

Faculty Positions: 

Learning Knowledge Systems Associate or Full Professor 

The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a distinguished scholar to join its Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems. The successful applicant will academically be qualified for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor, and will be offered an (untenured) administrative role as Associate Chair of Research. The successful candidate may also be considered for an endowed professorship. We are seeking an innovative scholar whose background may come from disciplines including, but not restricted to: information, computing, and statistical sciences; informatics; public health; complexity & systems science; behavioral & social sciences; organizational & policy sciences; engineering; and economics.  The successful applicant will have a record of significant accomplishments in the sciences that enable the transformation of health-related systems, locally and globally, into entities that learn and improve.  The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to mentor junior faculty members and administratively manage multiple research portfolios.

The 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 sub-units:  (1) The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems primarily focuses on learning at the organizational and systems level;  (2) the Division of Professional Education primarily addresses learning by individuals.  (3) the Clinical Simulation Center deploys advanced simulation technology and conducts a related program of research. 

The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems (DLKS): Within the department, DLKS is an interdisciplinary group of scientists dedicated to improving health with focus on complex organizations, diverse communities, regional networks, national and multi-national systems. DLKS addresses how these entities can routinely “learn” and improve through continuous self-study and self-surveillance, applying analytical methods that convert data to knowledge, and subsequent application of that knowledge to drive beneficial change.  In collaboration with colleagues across the campus and around the world, the Division’s research programs examine fundamental questions and develop novel methods related to the creation, operation, and sustainability of “learning systems” that support health care, public health, and biomedical research. Its educational programs include an MS and PhD program in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems, and opportunities to participate in the curricula of other schools and colleges within the University including the Master of Health Informatics.  The Division’s service activities engage health systems in pursuit of becoming  “learning systems.”  For further information, see http://medicine.umich.edu/dlhs

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide guidance and administrative oversight for multiple research portfolios across the entire department.
  • Contribute to a cohesive, collaborative academic division consisting of approximately 13 faculty members with primary appointments in DLHS, associated doctoral students and research staff, and affiliated faculty members from across campus.
  • Mentor junior faculty in developing successful, productive careers in learning and knowledge systems.
  • Develop and secure external funding for collaborative, cutting-edge research programs for the design, development, operation, and/or evaluation of learning health systems at the organizational, regional, national, and/or global levels.
  • Advance the field of learning systems through scholarly development/dissemination of theory, research, & innovation.
  • Play a senior role in developing graduate curricula & courses, offering courses relevant to the individual’s background.
  • Help position the University of Michigan as a leader in improvement of health through learning systems.

A generous start-up package will be available.  Joint appointments with other University departments will be encouraged. 

To qualify for a position, an applicant must have:

  • A terminal research degree (PhD or equivalent, MD not required) in a relevant discipline – see examples in the first paragraph. (We welcome applications from active clinicians with relevant postgraduate research training.)
    • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and communication skills to lead a dynamic and growing academic division.
    • Successfully mentored junior faculty in developing productive careers in learning and knowledge systems.
  • A sustained research focus related to the Division’s mission to advance large-scale learning health systems.
    • A record of scholarly leadership and achievement that would merit a tenured faculty appointment.
    • Successfully developed and offered graduate curricula and courses relevant to the individual’s background. 

Application.  To apply, please submit a letter of application, addressing the six qualifications listed above, along with a current Curriculum Vitae.

Send application materials by email to:  Tana O’Lone (tdeclerc@umich.edu), Associate Administrator, Department of Learning Health Sciences University of Michigan Medical School.  Application review will continue until position is filled.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Simulation

The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an assistant/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 simulation training.  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  who will focus on understanding, designing, and evaluating systems to support teaching and learning using simulation techniques and approaches.  Successful candidates will combine insights from the learning, cognitive, engineering, and computer science approaches to working with multidisciplinary teams of colleagues to improve the effectiveness of clinical simulation in enhancing practitioner learning, health care quality, operational efficiency, and learning at all levels.  Candidates with experience in experimental and developmental research to build, validate, and deploy simulation technologies or techniques that make a positive impact on learning and teaching will be well-suited for this position.  Examples include (but are not limited to) research on new simulator development; evaluation of high, medium, and low fidelity simulators for training in clinical procedures; development and evaluation of self-directed simulation-based training programs; virtual reality simulation for clinical practice, impact of simulation-based training on clinical skills and patient safety outcomes, and validation of simulation-based assessment tools to measure clinician’s knowledge, procedural, and communication skills. 

Responsibilities.

  • Develop and conduct an externally funded research program aligned with the division’s mission (particularly regarding clinical simulation) 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
  • Expand and participate in the innovative educational offerings and learning laboratory of the Clinical Simulation Center.
  • 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 simulation training, 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.

Clinical Simulation Center (CSC).  The CSC is an innovative learning laboratory providing immersive simulation training for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals at the student, graduate training, and practitioner levels.  Its mission is to advance best practices in health care education and improve patient safety through the development of effective simulation-based instruction, robust assessment, and rigorous research. The CSC plays an integral role in leading change by studying how learning can be improved through simulation-based education.  Its research focuses on advanced simulation methods and continuous evaluation and improvement of our programs.  Faculty with academic appointments in the DPE who are interested in clinical simulation training typically also have administrative appointments in the CSC.  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Learning Analytics

The Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an assistant/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. 

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