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Lecturer Position in Health Informatics

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The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a 100%-time lecturer faculty position to teach in the Health Informatics and Public Health Graduate Programs under the Department. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the education curriculum, provide service to the campus and professional communities, and contribute to related research areas as needed. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking an educational leadership opportunity to advance health informatics through contributing to a progressive post-graduate program.

The position will primarily provide core academic teaching support for the programs, and will participate on behalf of the program in the UC Davis Academic Federation. This position will be required to organize and maintain academic curriculum for all assigned courses, and to identify and support active academic internship opportunities within the University and outside entities for the MHI Masters students, and to serve on and support students with required thesis.

Related duties include:
• Develop and deliver exceptional instruction and mentorship in assigned courses of clinical and public health informatics
• Participate in Health Informatics Graduate Group
• Coordinate and facilitate speakers and student participation in research informatics seminar series.

• Advise and serve as thesis advisor or chair for MHI students, participate in development of thesis topics, develop and support student mentorship plans
• Recruit and develop community-based relevant internship opportunities across UC Davis, State and industry
• Participate in the UC Davis Academic Federation
• Work with staff to organize interaction of Health Informatics Program affiliated Symposia
• Teach as needed for allied Graduate Programs under the Department
• Assist with distance learning and hybrid course implementation.

General Information:
The Department of Public Health Sciences and Division of Health Informatics is based in the UC Davis School of Medicine. Its mission is to improve the health of people through advanced graduate training epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, clinical informatics, public health informatics and behavioral science, and through research and educational programs, clinical programs, public service, and policy development.

The Department hosts three doctoral programs: PhD in Epidemiology, PhD in Biostatistics, PhD in Public Health Sciences, and three master’s degree programs: Masters of Public Health, Masters of Applied Translational Science, and Masters of Science in Health Informatics. This is a 12-month appointment at 100% time, and may be renewed annually based on need, performance, and available funding. More information about the department can be found here:

More information about the MHI Program can be found here:

Courses to be taught:

• SPH210: Public Health Informatics
• MHI210: Introduction to Health Informatics
• MHI202: Computer based patient records
• MHI289F: Clinical Data Knowledge Management
• MHI290: Research Informatics Seminars

Essential Qualifications:
The criterion for appointment is evidence of teaching excellence and expertise in informatics and public health practice. Applicants must possess a relevant master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in any public health or informatics specialty (e.g., general public health, epidemiology, health services, health promotion, informatics, information science.). A minimum of five years’ experience in academic teaching and practice is required. University level teaching experience is highly desired, as is familiarity with distance education technologies.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

For full consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled or June 30, 2018. Applications may be submitted online at

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson by email ( ) or phone (530-752- 3627).

Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, statement of teaching and contact information for 3 references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)