Lecturer, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics-Winter 2022
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 96932
The Graham School and UChicago Professional Education is 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.
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 healthcare related fields.
The program currently operates on a quarterly schedule, with 9 or 10 weeks of instruction per quarter. Classes are held weekly, in-person, at our downtown campus, weeknight evening or Saturday schedule. There may be an opportunity to schedule classes during morning or afternoon weekday hours.
Currently hiring a lecturer for Winter 2022 (January 3, 2022 – March 12, 2022):
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Course description: This course will provide students with an introduction to the tools and applications of bioinformatics. Examples will focus on genetic and genomic technologies including basic molecular biology; utilities for DNA sequencing; and knowledge extraction engines. The course will emphasize hands-on experience visualizing and analyzing genomic data in lab sessions designed to reinforce lecture material.
Course objectives: By taking this course, students will learn how to visualize and interrogate genomic data, learn contemporary bioinformatics data formats and standard software, and learn how to process results from high throughput analyses.
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 (i.e., lectures, activities, breakout group work).
Develop asynchronous content which supplements the in-class learning experience (i.e., 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.
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 (i.e., guest lectures, instructor/student events).
Review quarterly student feedback and incorporate suggestions where applicable/possible.
Attend monthly or quarterly instructional team meetings with academic staff.
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 mscbmi.uchicago.edu.
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