WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Biomedical Informatics

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 7 months ago(11/20/2019 10:16 AM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine seeks an exceptional educator and researcher to join the faculty of the department of Biomedical Informatics who will provide clinical informatics training to medical students and clinical informatics fellows.  The faculty member will also conduct collaborative research and scholarly activities in biomedical informatics.


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the faculty member will fill a wide variety of educational and research roles in the department. Candidates should have relevant training and experience in biomedical informatics.  Candidates who are physicians that hold board certification in clinical informatics are especially desirable. Candidates should demonstrate skills in and dedication to: improving patient care and building a learning health care system; faculty career development and the training of future scholars; securing external research funding in a collaborative research environment; the ability to foster a supportive, collaborative, creative, and innovative workplace; and a proven record of scholarship, leadership and management in a diverse and complex environment. The department will also play a central role in the development of a new clinical data warehouse and practice-based research network for faculty across the medical school and the Kalamazoo area.


The faculty member will become active in the department’s efforts to establishing an ACGME-accredited, clinical informatics fellowship.  Faculty will also provide instruction to medical students throughout the 4 years of their education. The new faculty member will assist the chair in growing the department to expand offerings to include graduate programs in health informatics and an expanded, integrated, intensive informatics track for medical students.


Physician faculty are expected to devote at least 20% of their time to practicing in their primary medical specialty in an appropriate clinical venue.


  • Physicians with current board certification in clinical informatics are ideal. Candidates with a PhD, EdD, PsyD, PharmD, or equivalent terminal degree in Biomedical Informatics, Health Informatics, Clinical Informatics or related field will also be considered.
  • Practical experience in the design, development, adoption, and application of health IT in a variety of clinical environments.
  • Experience in a medical school setting with a working understanding of the clinical, educational, and research mission.
  • Ability to interpret and implement accreditation criteria to achieve program accreditation by relevant accrediting bodies.
  • Track record of accomplishments in clinical informatics, with corresponding accomplishments in scholarship and peer-reviewed recognition.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, system implementation, and clinical operations.
  • Strong record of leadership, project management, and collaboration including the ability to work effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, residents/fellows, and students.
  • Experience fostering a culture of inclusiveness among diverse faculty, staff, residents/fellows, and students.
  • Demonstrated analytical and computer skills including use of statistics, with strong problem solving, writing, and oral communication skills.

This position includes a full-time faculty appointment. The medical school offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.


About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.


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