Job Opportunity – Assistant Teaching Professor – University of Victoria, SHIS – application deadline Oct. 3, 2016

 Assistant Teaching Professor (Limited Term – 2 years, 0.5 FTE/Half-time position)

School of Health Information Science, Faculty of Human and Social Development

September 07, 2016 – The School of Health Information Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor (2 year limited term, half-time position), effective January 1, 2017 or as negotiated.

The successful candidate will:

• Teach a variety of courses in Health Information Science;

• 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 the courses s/he is responsible for;

• Help with graduate education by serving on graduate student committees.


A doctoral degree (or doctoral degree near completion) in Health Information Science, Health Informatics or closely related area. Prior teaching experience in Health Informatics is preferred.

Applicants should have a good understanding of Health Informatics and strong communication, organizational and teaching skills.

Related Links

School of Health Information Science

Faculty of Human and Social Development

Additional Information

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 as well as a double masters 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.

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.

Contact Information

Applicants should send (email applications are preferable) a cover letter indicating why they feel they are suitable for the position, along with any relevant documentation regarding their qualifications, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references who can be contacted regarding the applicant 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


Application Deadline:

October 3, 2016

Equity Statement

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.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at 250-721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


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