Assistant Professor, Health Information Management
Posted: August 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description
The Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum as a member of the HIM instructional team. Provides academic counseling and guidance to HIM students. Performs coordinator responsibilities as assigned.
Teach (online, day, evening, and weekend classes, as applicable), plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum as a member of the HIM instructional team.
Coordinate administration of the designated plan of study or discipline-specific requirement within the department and responsible for assisting with program-level strategic planning, evaluation, and outcome assessments.
Participate in all HIM planning meetings and selected subcommittees within School of Allied Health and College of Health Professions; Participating actively in University, College, School and Community service and Activities.
Maintain own professional growth and remain current in HIM practice.
Assist in preparation for HIM accreditation visits.
Provide academic counseling and guidance to Health Information Management students and hold at minimum six (6) posted office hours per week on at least two different days.
Minimally a Master of Science in HIM or health-related degree required;
Doctoral Degree in a health related field or education from an accredited institution required.
Holds a current Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) credential.
Other HIM related credentials will be considered.
Demonstrated recent college teaching experience (within the last 5 years preferred) and prior HIM practice experience required. Experience networking, developing, implementing, and coordinating Health Information Management academic programs and practicum experiences preferred.
Ability to meet challenges of adult students with diverse background.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience integrating technology and other alternative instructional delivery systems into the teaching-learning process; academic preparation in Health and Health Education or technology as a graduate of an accredited university program; or Coding Clinical Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Professional (CPC) preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and an appreciation for and are committed to working in a global, multicultural academic setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERICS:
Must be able to independently manage multiple tasks and set priorities; possess strong oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; evaluate and implement curriculum, teaching and advising adult learners; integrating technology and alternative delivery systems of instruction in teaching-learning process.
Familiar with Commissions on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIM) standards and American Health Information Management Association professional competencies.