Lecturer, Computer Programming for MSc in Biomedical Informatics Program

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Posting Number: 03741
Position Title: Lecturer, Computer Programming for MSc in Biomedical Informatics Program
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee
Division/School: GRAHAM SCH OF CONT LIBERAL & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Hiring Unit: GRAHAM SCHOOL - DIVISIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Position Description: Created at the founding of the University, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is committed to enhancing the University of Chicago's place as a preeminent intellectual destination through support of lifelong learning. Graham is dedicated to curating and disseminating the University's rich content for a broader set of learners in ever more innovative ways, helping the University engage civically, globally, and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning.

The Graham School is currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time position to teach a Concepts in Computer Programming course in our Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program, beginning in Autumn 2018. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply. This course will be offered at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.

About the course:

The Concepts in Computer Programming course will provide an introductory and intermediate level overview of computer science and programming for students who are not working in technology-based professions. Students will learn concepts in computer programming and how programming language works, as well as theories behind information system design and management. Specific topics include: Python programming language; fundamental data structure; algorithm design; and basic project management of development projects.
Preferably, the course will be taught using healthcare and biomedical examples. Candidates with a background in biomedicine are preferred.
Responsibilities
?Develop syllabus including weekly topics, learning objectives, readings, and plan for in-class content (lectures, exercises/activities, and/or lab).
?Develop and execute in-class content (lectures, exercises/activities, and/or lab).
?Hold office hours. Lecturers are expected to spend at least 1-2 hours per week meeting with students.
?Develop graded assignments, must minimally include a mid-term and final assignment and course participation grade. For courses with weekly lab sessions, weekly assignments should be offered to allow students to master content.
?Grade assignments and return comments and grades to students via Canvas course site in timely manner (within 1 week for weekly assignments and within 10 days of submission for larger assignments).
?Attend all in-person sessions.
?A standard course includes 10 weeks of weekly in-person sessions (weekday evenings from 6-9pm or Saturdays from 9am-12pm or 1:30-4:30pm). Total in-class time is approx. 30 instructional hour
Additional Information or Requirements: Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a graduate-level degree in a relevant field. Candidates with a PhD, prior teaching experience, and/or relevant practical experience are strongly preferred. For additional program information, please visit www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu/mscbmi

Additional Information:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing relevant background, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names of at least two professional references. Additional materials such as past teaching evaluations or work samples may also be included. If you are interested in applying, please send your materials to Suzanne Cox, Director of the MSc in Biomedical Informatics, at [email protected]
After initial review of applications, applicants may have the opportunity to submit a course proposal.
Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email [email protected] with their request.
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Reference Contact Info
Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Statement
Teaching Evaluations
Writing Sample 1
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Posted: 1/10/2019
Application Due: 5/1/2019
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