Lecturer, Advanced Concepts in Computer Programming

Illinois, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago: Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

Location: Chicago, IL


The University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time position to teach Advanced Concepts in Computer Programming in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program, beginning Winter 2019.  Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply. The course will be offered at the downtown Cityfront campus in Chicago.

Demand for more sophisticated health information systems in biomedical informatics is rapidly growing due to advances in technology, growth in the amount of available data, and policy initiatives. With a high premium on patient care and research to improve future outcomes, skills acquired in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program will help students understand, build, and improve informatics solutions.

About the Course

Course objective is to introduce participants to advanced concepts in computer programming using Biomedical Informatics data sets and case studies. Implementation examples should be representative of problems that practitioners in healthcare and biomedical fields must solve with advanced computer programming skills. Students should be able to  use a variety of IT methods and tools to access, process, analyze healthcare related data.


  • Develop syllabus including weekly topics, learning objectives, and reading assignments
  • Develop and execute in-class content (lectures, exercises/activities, and/or lab).
  • Hold office hours. Instructors are expected to spend at least 3-6 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, 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 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm or Saturdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm). Total in-class time is approximately 30 instructional h ours.
  • There may be potential to develop online content to supplement coursework. If using online instruction, you must plan and create content in conjunction with the School’s online instruction design team. Note: adequate time and planning is required for this option.


  • Qualified applicants must have a graduate-level degree; a PhD is preferred, in a relevant field.
  • Candidates with prior teaching experience and/or relevant practical experience in biomedical, healthcare fields and/or relevant practical experience are strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter describing relevant background and experience, a curriculum vitae or resume, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of at least two professional references. Additional materials such as past teaching evaluations may also be included.

Applicants should send their materials to the Program Director, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics at mscbmi@uchicago.edu. After an initial review of applications, applicants may be requested to submit a course proposal.

For additional program information, please visit www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu/mscbmi.

Required documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Contact Information

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