From the International Medical Informatics Association

Faculty Position in Health Informatics at University of Waterloo, Canada

The School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional teacher and applied researcher for a tenure track position in health informatics. The position requires a PhD and is suitable for persons with a demonstrated appreciation and understanding of the field of health informatics in the context of public health and health systems. The initial appointment will be at a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The attached document provides full details on the position – the closing date for applications is 05 December, 2011. Details are also available at

The ideal candidate will have primary expertise in health informatics such as the collection, organization, use, manipulation, protection, analysis, dissemination, and display of information to inform policy and other decision making for public health or health systems. Informatics expertise in complex adaptive systems and systems thinking, health care services integration and efficiency, public and population health, health and aging, health inequalities, or chronic disease prevention would be particularly appealing. Expertise in hardware systems or a research focus on purely clinical applications is outside the scope of this position.  The position will include a balance of teaching, graduate supervision and advisement, service, and research.  The successful applicant must have a demonstrated record of achievement or show exceptional promise as a productive and innovative systems thinker and change agent, as well as an effective applied researcher, teacher and graduate supervisor.

The anticipated start date is spring, 2012.  Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, as well as three letters of reference to: Dr. Paul McDonald, Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Burt Mathews Hall, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, N2L 3G1.  Application materials may also be sent electronically to pwmcdona[at]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Please note: all queries should be directed to University of Waterloo, not to IMIA.

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Healthcare Informatics Research – KOSMI Journal

Healthcare Informatics Research (HIR) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI – Full information about HIR, and links to the full text articles of the current and past issues, are at

The Journal provides a national and international medium for the dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of healthcare informatics. The scope of the journal covers: Information systems, including hospital information systems, clinical information systems, electronic medical record systems, telemedicine systems, etc; Computer-aided decision support systems using heuristic, algorithmic and/or statistical methods as exemplified in data mining, decision theory, artificial intelligence, etc.; Health information infrastructure, including standardization, terminology, security, etc.; Medical engineering, including biomedical imaging, medical signal processing, etc.; Bioinformatics research such as genomics, phamacoinformatics, etc.; Organizational, managerial, social, and ethical aspects of IT applications in health care; Evaluations of educational computer based programs pertaining to healthcare informatics or healthcare in general.

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