Lecturer, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 116577
The Graham School and UChicago Professional Education are currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time position to teach in our Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply. Courses are held in person at our downtown Chicago campus.
Demand for more sophisticated health information systems and medical research methodologies is rapidly growing due to advances in technology, volume of available health data, and policy initiatives. With a high premium placed on improved delivery of care, therapeutics and outcomes, the skills acquired in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program will help students understand the foundation of informatics and develop solutions to address these growing needs and current healthcare challenges. Applicants must have relevant experience in biomedical informatics, clinical care, medical research, or practical experience in health care related fields.
The program currently operates on a quarterly schedule, in an evening and weekend format, with classes held weekly, 9 or 10 weeks of instruction per quarter.
Currently hiring for lecturer role for Spring 2023 (March 20, 2023 – June 3, 2023).
Population Health Informatics
Course description: provide both a hands-on introduction and conceptual foundation for public health informatics highlighting skills which will lead to improved monitoring and response to healthcare needs of communities.
Students work with open-source surveillance data sets to further understand intersection of public health practice and informatics
Students will use statistical modeling and programming skills to analyze and evaluate population-based data sets
Students will learn how to use data to identify the incidence and prevalence of diseases in populations to improve operational awareness in organizations
Students will learn how to assess data quality to determine if it is sufficient to answer necessary questions, maintain privacy, and meet legal requirements
Students will learn how to tailor analytic results to assist in policy decisions, goal setting, and outcomes evaluations
Students will use population health data to understand and assess the environmental and community-based factors which contribute to public health and disease prevention
Develop syllabus including weekly class schedule, discussion topics, learning objectives, reading assignments, and assessment plans using grading rubrics.
Develop Canvas Learning Management System course site.
Develop and deliver in-class content (lectures, activities, breakout group work).
Develop asynchronous content which supplements the in-class learning experience (recorded lectures, discussion board content, project, and research work).
Develop assignments to minimally include mid-term and final assignments and course participation grade.
Grade assignments and return comments and grades to students in timely manner.
Attend all weekly in-person and/or remote synchronous sessions.
Hold weekly office hours to coincide with course schedule. Instructors are expected to spend at least 3-6 hours per week meeting with students outside of the classroom experience.
Attend quarterly instructor meetings coordinated and hosted by program staff.
Work with the program director and other program instructors to ensure consistency across class sections and participate in curriculum reviews.
Participate in Capstone Project process as scientific advisor.
Participate in co-curricular programming (guest lectures, instructor/student events).
Supplemental asynchronous content and remote synchronous instruction methods must be developed and planned in conjunction with Graham School and UChicago Professional Education online instructional design and/or teaching and learning teams and approved by the program.
After initial review of applications, candidates may be requested to submit a course proposal.
Qualified applicants must have a graduate-level degree in a relevant field, PhD and/or MD is preferred. Candidates with prior teaching experience and/or relevant practical experience are strongly preferred. For related course descriptions and additional program information, please visit the MSc Biomedical Informatics website.
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