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Assistant Professor & Assistant Teaching Professor (2 positions) Health Informatics or Biomedical

University of Victoria

1) Assistant Professor

The School of Health Information Science invites applications from talented scholars for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence January 1, 2020, or start time as negotiated.

The successful candidate will:

• teach core courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in health informatics;
• develop and conduct a research program in a key or emerging area in health informatics;
• engage in curriculum development with the faculty;
• participate in the life of the school, including serving on committees and curriculum working groups;
• work closely with the Senior Lab Instructor for assigned courses;
• help with graduate education by serving on graduate student committees and supervising graduate students including both Masters and PhD level students;
• will have completed all requirements for a PhD in Health Informatics or Biomedical informatics prior to appointment.

The appointment will follow university guidelines for academic positions. The salary level is set out in the salary policy for regular faculty members and is negotiable based upon experience.

Requirements

Qualified candidates will have:

• a doctoral degree (or doctoral degree near completion) in Health Informatics or Biomedical Informatics. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. If the successful applicant is a doctoral candidate, the appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer;
• a good understanding of Health Informatics and strong communication, organizational and teaching skills;
• demonstrated potential for a strong research program in one or more key or emerging areas in health informatics;
• the potential to develop strong research collaborations in their area that complements current research at the school and should have evidence of publication and dissemination of their work;
• the ability to collaboratively add to and enhance the collective efforts and direction of the school.

Evidence of teaching and research (i.e., publications) in one or more core and emerging areas of health informatics and health information technology should be included in the application.

2) Assistant Teaching Professor

The School of Health Information Science invites applications from talented scholars for a full-time continuing position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to commence January 1, 2020, or start time as negotiated.

The successful candidate will:

• teach a variety of courses in Health Informatics;
• engage in curriculum development with the faculty;
• participate in the life of the school, including serving on undergraduate committees and curriculum working groups;
• work closely with the Senior Lab Instructor for assigned courses;
• supervise undergraduate student projects;
• serve on graduate student committees.

The appointment will follow university guidelines for academic positions. The salary level is set out in the salary policy for regular faculty members and is negotiable based upon experience.

Requirements

Qualified candidates will have:

• a doctoral degree (completed or in progress) as well as an MSc (completed) in Health Informatics, or Biomedical Informatics;
• prior teaching experience and course development in Health Informatics is required and in-depth knowledge of technical aspects of Health Informatics is a requirement;
• a good understanding of Health Informatics and strong communication, organizational, technical and teaching skills;
• familiarity with the latest technical advances in working with and analyzing health data, data science, computer programming in healthcare, and have an understanding of underlying aspects of health information technologies;
• the ability to collaboratively add to and enhance the collective efforts and direction of the school.

Evidence of teaching (i.e. teaching reviews) and knowledge in core areas of health informatics and health information technology should be included in the application.

Related Links

School of Health Information Science https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/hinf/
Faculty of Human and Social Development https://www.uvic.ca/hsd

Additional Information

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The School of Health Information Science is known nationally and internationally and has pioneered curricula in health informatics since 1981. The school offers several degrees: a BSc in Health Information Science, a Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science, a Masters in Health Informatics and a PhD in Health Informatics, a certificate in clinical terminologies as well as a double Master’s degree in collaboration with Nursing.

The Health Information Science undergraduate degree prepares students to work in all sectors of healthcare, including hospitals, government, consulting, healthcare software industry and allied health fields involving technology. Graduate degrees prepare students to work as leaders in health informatics industry as well as academia.

The faculty in the School of Health Information Science have a long history of generating significant research and curriculum development grants and contracts and is involved in local, national and international projects related to health informatics.

Contact Information

To be considered, please send a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, along with your curriculum vitae, appropriate evidence of research (publications or work in progress) including copies of 3 of the applicant’s most important publications, teaching skills (teaching statements, syllabi, evaluation data), statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Andre Kushniruk, Director
School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2

Phone: 250-472-5132
Email: andrek@uvic.ca

Application Deadline

In order to be considered, application packages must be received by October 1, 2019 or until the positions are filled.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: https://www.uvic.ca/equity/employment-equity/statement/

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (https://www.uvicfa.ca/).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.