ESRI Canada Health Informatics Research Chair/Health Informatics Institute Scientific Director Opening at Algoma University

algoma“Algoma University invites applications for the position of ESRI Canada Health Informatics (HI) Research Chair. The successful candidate would have 7-10 years of research experience post-Ph.D and direct experience working with primary healthcare professionals. The appointee will be tenure-track with flexibility on the academic department of appointment. Possible departments of appointment include Computer Science, Biology, Geography and/or Psychology. Flexible terms of appointment (e.g., duration, position-sharing) will be considered. The start date is negotiable, but is nominally January 1, 2010.

“The Chair will be expected to (a) facilitate significant local, national and international collaboration in HI, (b) foster HI-related research in Northern Ontario, (c) build an HI research program based on the community’s strengths, (d) pursue an active research program, and (e) while chair, teach two half-courses per year. Accordingly, a successful applicant will demonstrate an exceptional track record as a funded collaborative researcher, educator and team builder.

“The Chair will undertake fundamental and applied research that enables health system innovation and improved patient-centered care. The research focus of the institute is in the area of Primary and Community Care Informatics and the incumbent will engage local expertise in the applications of geospatial technologies, health system management and serious games for health, e.g., for training, health promotion and rehabilitation.

“The Chair will work in consultation with the HI Institute’s Board of Directors. As the Institute’s Scientific Director, the Chair will provide strategic leadership, identify and secure research funding, facilitate collaborative research programs, and coordinate resource acquisitions and allocations. The community of Sault Ste. Marie is host to the Group Health Centre (GHC), Ontario’s longest established alternatively funded primary care organization, nationally recognized for advanced leadership in the use of health IT.

“The community is also host to the Sault Area Hospital, soon to relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility currently under construction, and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, internationally recognized for its work in GIS Public Health and Human Services.”