Professor, Health Information/Informatics

Professor, Health Information/Informatics

Role Title: Professor, Health Information/Informatics

Competency Area: HIM Education

Competency Level: Master

Description of Job:

The Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Information /Health Informatics is a Masters-level or doctoral-trained scientist who teaches at a post-secondary level. In addition to teaching, the individual will be expected to develop a program of research supported by funding from an external funding agency. If located in a university setting, she/he will also serve as a mentor for graduate students completing a degree, and will serve on one/more internal committees.

Job Duties:

  • Provide leadership in research and teaching in HIM or HI
  • Play a leading role in the strategy and development of the HIM/HI department
  • Teach HIM/HI to students taking undergraduate or graduate degrees 
  • Supervise graduate students in HIM/HI or related field
  • Act as college/university advisor to appropriate students
  • Examine undergraduate and graduate students as required and perform administrative duties as required by the Chair or Dean of the Department 
  • Serve on standing committees as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Masters in Health Informatics, Health Information Science, or related field; PhD preferred
  • Strong understanding of research in the field of Health Information Science and Health Informatics from a critical perspective
  • Demonstrated record of teaching and student supervision at a post-secondary level
  • Excellent publication record
  • Demonstrated record of external research funding, or of the potential for a sustained program of external research funding
  • CHIM certification is a requirement for CCHIM-accredited programs and an asset for non-accredited programs