Lecturer, Health Informatics
Posted: May 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
The Department of BioHealth Informatics, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI, invites applicants for a Lecturer appointment in the Health Informatics Program. Exceptional instructors are being sought to join our fast-growing department.
The responsibilities of the position include teaching in the Health Informatics Program, developing courses for the traditional classroom setting, computer labs, and for online education; help setting program goals, developing and continually updating the curriculum and training activities; contributing to the recruitment and marketing of the program; interviewing, evaluating and advising students; engaging in scholarly activity; serving as a member of the school and departmental committees; maintaining current knowledge in the field through active participation in professional organizations, collaboration, practice and research; and serving on professional committees. The appointment can begin as early as August 1, 2022 on the IUPUI campus but will remain open until filled.
As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.
IU offers an exciting track for advancement for non-tenure track faculty devoted to teaching: Lecturer faculty who meet school and campus criteria may apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer and even, ultimately, Professor of Teaching. See the school’s criteria here and the IUPUI Faculty Guide for more information. Promotion requires documented evidence that the candidate has met IUPUI, school and departmental standards.Indiana University offers a competitive and wide-ranging array of benefits to full time faculty, including health, dental and life insurance, retirement contribution and tuition assistance. An overview of these is available at https://hr.iu.edu/benefits/neweeo/prof-index.html.
About the Department of BioHealth Informatics | http://soic.iupui.edu/biohealth/
The Department of BioHealth Informatics (BHI) is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 11 faculty members and over 300 students across its Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics (BMI), and Health Information Management (HIM) programs. The Department offers a B.S. in HIM, a B.S. in BMI, an M.S. in Health Informatics, an M.S. in Bioinformatics, seven Graduate Certificates, a Ph.D. in Informatics – Health and Biomedical Informatics Track, and a Ph.D. in Informatics – Bioinformatics Track. The faculty in the department conduct groundbreaking, externally-funded (e.g., NIH, NSF, PCORI, VA and AHRQ) research in the areas of clinical and health informatics, systems interventions, community participatory research, human-computer interaction, usability, mobile technology and bioinformatics. Indiana is home to large healthcare exchanges, including Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and Michiana Health Info Network [MHIN], as well as multiple healthcare systems within Indiana. BHI enjoys close collaborations with other departments in the school and with the Regenstrief Institute, a pioneering institution in healthcare information technologies. Other partnerships include the IU Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB), the IU Center for Bioethics, the VA Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC), Indiana University Health (one of the largest health care organizations in the Midwest), the Schools of Nursing, Dentistry and Fairbanks School of Public Health, as well as the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science.
About the IU School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis | http://soic.iupui.edu/
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its subdisciplines. With its formative national role in creating the nation’s largest Informatics Program on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, the school is the broadest and one of the largest information/computing schools in the U.S. At IUPUI, the School also has strong ties with the health and life sciences in the areas of health data exchange, clinical decision support, consumer health informatics, integrated health information systems, and interactive health information technologies. The School provides state-of-the-art facilities including fully-equipped classrooms, media and gaming labs, human–computer interaction research labs, usability and mobile development labs, ample research facilities, and studios for sound design and interactive media production. Access to advanced, high-resolution wall-sized displays and virtual environments are also available within the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex.
For additional information about the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, including degrees, course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see soic.iupui.edu.
Fostering an inclusive environment makes us stronger. The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. The SoIC is committed to actively recruiting and retaining students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds and cultures to join the next generation of innovators. We welcome what every individual brings to our learning environment—socially, geographically, and in thought and experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately, however, the position will remain open until filled.
Requirements for this appointment include a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, preferably in Health or Biomedical Informatics or a related field or a master’s degree (MS/MPH/MBA) with 10+ years of experience in Health Informatics. The Lecturer is expected to cover major areas of the AMIA 2017 core competencies of Health Informatics Education that lie in the intersection of (1) Health Information Science and Technology; (2) Human Factors and Socio-technical systems; and (3) Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health.