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The University of Victoria (Canada) Seeking Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Development

The University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) is seeking to appoint a new Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Development, who will be a distinguished academic with a passion for excellence in research and teaching. Candidates will possess a doctoral degree and will have a demonstrated record of achievement in academic administration, communication, collaborative leadership and a willingness to engage in robust fundraising and external relations.

One of the most vibrant Faculties at the University, the Faculty of Human and Social Development is a dynamic and multi-faceted community of people. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate programs in seven different disciplines; Child and Youth Care, Health Information Science, Indigenous Governance, Nursing, Public Administration, Public Health and Social Policy and Social Work. The University of Victoria (www.uvic.ca) is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading research universities demonstrating an extraordinary depth of excellence across a wide array of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. To learn more about the Faculty please visit: www.uvic.ca/hsd/

Details are available in the attached files (PDFDOC)

For more information, please contact Danielle Conn or Maureen Geldart at (604) 926-0005 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names of three referees, in confidence, to danielle[at]thegeldartgroup.com All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Note: IMIA is not able to answer any queries in relation to this, and provides the above information as a service to members.

October 21, 2014 Posted by | Canada, vacancy | | Leave a comment

UN University Seeks Director for New Institute on Computing and Society in Macao

Our colleague Prof. Tze Yun Leong,
 School of Computing, National University of Singapore, and member of the UNU-CS Board, has sent information about the following vacancy, which may be of interest to some within the IMIA community; one of the requirements is “a strong background of research in an area of particular relevance to developing societies such as health, education…”. Review of applications will start on 15 July, 2014 – all communications should be to UNU, not to IMIA. Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues you think may be interested.

The United Nations University (UNU) is searching for an entrepreneurial director for the relaunch of its computing and information technology institute in Macao, SAR, China. The new institute will be called UNU Computing and Society. This director will set the vision and build an ambitious, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research programme to address key challenges faced by developing societies through high-impact innovations in computing and information technologies. We are looking for a dynamic individual with a strong academic and management background who can recruit and lead a world-class team of researchers, and build partnerships with universities, think tanks and the private sector. A focused research programme, to be developed in collaboration with the Board of the Institute, should contribute, through impact and policy advice, to the goals and priorities of the emerging UN development agenda.

Details of the post and application processes are at http://cs.unu.edu – see also attached flyer. Visit http://unu.edu/about/hr for the full job requirements and application procedures.

July 2, 2014 Posted by | vacancy | Leave a comment

University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Seeks Assistant / Associate Professor in Health Informatics

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, invites applications in the area of Health Informatics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014. See https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1301917

The University seeks candidates who have earned a Ph.D. degree in a related field by July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and a commitment to shaping the future of Health Informatics in Ontario and around the world. The successful applicant must have an excellent publication record, evidence of the potential for a sustained and externally funded research program, and a proven commitment to graduate student supervision and training and teaching at the graduate level. The candidate will also be able to show a commitment to realizing the impact of health informatics and e-health within the health system through innovation or knowledge transfer.

The University of Toronto offers excellent opportunities to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Faculty of Medicine provides a context in which to work in an interdisciplinary environment with close ties to a range of collaborative programs. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact ihpme.director[at]utoronto.ca. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to ihpme.director[at]utoronto.ca by the closing date, April 15, 2014. To receive full consideration please submit your application by April 15, 2014; this search however will remain open until filled.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply  For more information on The Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation please visit our website at http://www.ihpme.utoronto.ca/

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

January 28, 2014 Posted by | Canada, vacancy | , | Leave a comment

Children’s of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC Seeks CMIO

This vacancy may be of interest to IMIA members and colleagues. Please feel free to forward it within your organisations and contacts.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPMC) is conducting a formal international search, and seeking to recruit a Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) who “will be the lead physician for all pediatric medical IT and informatics spanning the entire CHP and UPMC enterprise.” Full information is available in the downloadable position criteria document (PDF file, 1.7MB).

All questions should be directed to David Reusser, Partner, The Ransom Group, Incorporated, Executive Search Consultants (email reusser[at]theransomgroup.com – full contact details in the PDF file), and not to IMIA.

January 14, 2014 Posted by | miscellany, vacancy | Leave a comment

University Oldenburg seeking Professor in Medical Informatics, Department of Health Services Research

oldenburgThe School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg invites applications for the following tenured faculty position:  Professor (W3) in Medical Informatics.

An der Fakultät für Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen in Kooperation mit der Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine  W3-Professur für Medizinische Informatik zu besetzen.

The professor should actively participate in establishing the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen (EMS), the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the department of health services research.

The School seek an internationally renowned person with an outstanding profile in teaching, research, and acquisition of research funds. Special experience in one or more topics of medical informatics is expected. Engagement in acquisition of research funds, especially for new collaborative research funds, is particularly welcome.

Full information is available at http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/stellen/?stelle=62620 (English) or http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/stellen/?stelle=62619 (German)

Applications should be sent to dekan.medizin[at]uni-oldenburg.de until September 20, 2013. (Please direct all queries here, not to IMIA).

August 15, 2013 Posted by | education, research, vacancy | , , , | Leave a comment

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics) Vacancy: UNSW, Australia

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR), Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), in the Faculty of Medicine at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia invites applications for the position of Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Health Economics.

Position applications will close on 8th February 2013. Full information is at http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/07121204.html and anyone seeking further information about the position should contact Professor Johanna Westbrook, via Ph:(61 2) 9385 3856 or email: j.westbrook[at]unsw.edu.au

The CHSSR wishes to appoint a highly motivated and experienced researcher to work on a number of applied health economic evaluation studies, using a variety of methodological approaches, focused on the impact of health information technologies on health care delivery, outcomes and safety. The successful applicant will spend 50% of their time working on a large four year Australian Research Council Linkage project to examine the impact of an integrated service model for aged and community care. The remainder will be spent developing a new research stream within the Centre focused on the health economics of health information technologies.

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December 11, 2012 Posted by | Australia, vacancy | , | Leave a comment

University of Buffalo Seeking Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SMBS) at The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo; UB), invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Full information is at http://medicine.buffalo.edu/about/employment/biomedical-informatics-chair.html

AMIA2012 attendees can also talk with UB staff on the booth in the exhibition hall.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. John E. Tomaszewski MD, Chair, Biomedical Informatics Search Committee, c/o Deborah Kelsch and submitted via UB Jobs (posting 1200637). Nominations or inquiries may be sent to dlkelsch[at]buffalo.edu. The position will be open until filled.

November 5, 2012 Posted by | conference, USA, vacancy | , , , | Leave a comment

Vacancy: Clinical/Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester in the UK have pleasure in confirming the following position is now live for applicants: M&HS-01371/Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics [Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics]. The vacancy will close on 22 October, 2012, and all applications should be made as per the information and process given on the university website at https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/DisplayJob.aspx?pageno=0&htmlpage=JobDisplay&Jobid=19460  See also downloadable description.

The Centre for Health Informatics has a position available for either a Clinical or non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics.  The post holder would be expected to deliver high quality Health Informatics research and research-led education. The vacancy is in the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences, Institute of Population/Health Sciences.

The successful candidate will lead and contribute to several established programmes of research within the Centre and provide input to both its teaching and strategic direction.  There will be a requirement to attract significant research income, to produce high quality, high impact outputs and to develop the profile of the Centre on a global scale.

All enquiries should be directed to the university, not to IMIA, via Amanda Lamb (email: Amanda.Lamb[at]manchester.ac.uk).

September 10, 2012 Posted by | education, research, UK, vacancy | , , | Leave a comment

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics Vacancy: University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester in the UK have pleasure in confirming the following position is now live for applicants: M&HS-01371/Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics [Clinical Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics]. The vacancy will close on 24 July, 2012, and all applications should be made as per the information and process given on the university website at https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?redirected=yes&jobid=19460

The vacancy is in the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences, School of Community Based Medicine. Applicants will be required to deliver high quality Health Informatics research related to the reuse of health and health-related data, leading several programmes of research within the group; and to provide input to teaching modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will have a PhD or MD (or equivalent) in a science or engineering subject relevant to Health Informatics, plus significant demonstrable research experience, or a higher degree in a science or engineering subject relevant to Health Informatics plus significant and relevant industrial/healthcare experience.

All enquiries should be directed to the university, not to IMIA, via Amanda Lamb (email: Amanda.Lamb[at]manchester.ac.uk).

July 11, 2012 Posted by | UK, vacancy | | Leave a comment

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Health Informatics, South Africa

The Institute for ICT Advancement, School of ICT, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa is seeking suitable candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Health Informatics.

Position: An important reason for the failure of Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions is that the original design does not reflect the work practices and social relations amongst its users. This also leads to low utilization levels of ‘‘successful’’ HITs, which means that the solution is not utilized meaningfully. This has been shown to be inherent to the complex nature of the healthcare environment.

This fellowship is focused on improving adoption and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions, with special emphasis on Home-Based Healthcare (HBHC).

Candidates with an information technology background, but strong interest/experience in health informatics are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a nursing (or other relevant) background, but a strong interest in HITs, can also apply.

Research: The research will be conducted together with students in the Health Informatics research group within the School of ICT (www.nmmu.ac.za/sict).

The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute significantly to:

a. The publication of research outputs from current and previous projects;
b. Daily supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects;
c. Strengthening of collaboration with partners (eg healthcare providers); and
d. Conducting and leading fieldwork at a local NGO (specifically in the HBHC context).

Requirements: A Ph.D. Information Technology/Nursing Informatics/Medical Informatics or other relevant field, obtained within the past five years, with a strong background and/or interest in health information technologies (HITs).

Applications: A covering letter and curriculum vitae, including all research outputs and experience should be sent to Prof Dalenca Pottas in electronic format at e-mail: dalenca[at]nmmu.ac.za.

Posting information courtesy of Prof. Graham Wright, Research Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa.

February 17, 2012 Posted by | Africa, education, research, vacancy | , , , , , , | Leave a comment