Assistant Professor, Health Information Science
University of Victoria
The School of Health Information Science invites applications for the position of full-time Assistant Professor (Research Stream) with eligibility for tenure or tenure track, earliest appointment effective January 1, 2024 or 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;
• Have completed all requirements for a PhD in Health Informatics or Biomedical Informatics prior to appointment.
A doctoral degree (or doctoral degree near completion) in Health Informatics or Biomedical Informatics.
Applicants should have a good understanding of Health Informatics and strong communication, organizational and teaching skills. Applicants should also demonstrate potential for a strong research program in one or more key or emerging areas in health informatics. Applicants should have the potential to develop a strong research program in their area that complements current research at the school and should have evidence of publication and dissemination of their work.
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.
School of Health Information Science (www.uvic.ca/hinf)
Faculty of Human and Social Development (www.uvic.ca/hsd)
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 Masters degree in collaboration with the School of 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 the 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 are involved in local, national and international projects related to health informatics.
Applicants should email a cover letter indicating why they feel they are suitable for the position, along with any relevant documentation regarding their qualifications (including copies of 3 of the applicant’s most important publications), a full curriculum vitae and the names of three references who can be contacted regarding the applicant directly to:
Dr. Andre Kushniruk, Director
School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria
August 31, 2023 or until position is filled
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, 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. Read our full equity statement at www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.
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.
Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement (https://www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/assets/docs/Collective%20Agreement.pdf). Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).
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.