Lecturer - Health Information Technology and Physical and Life Sciences

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Faculty

Department: Physical & Life Sciences

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Jun 27, '17

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Development and administration of assigned Internet-based courses using Blackboard, Alfred State's learning management system, or on campus as needed. Instructional duties within the Physical and Life Sciences Department will include the teaching and development of courses required in the health information technology and coding/reimbursement specialist academic programs. The candidate will be assigned a full-time teaching load with the majority of instruction being Internet-based courses, which could include, but not be limited to, advanced coding and reimbursement, alternate care health information management, health information management seminar, medical terminology, and quality management and legal aspects of health information management. Development of instructional materials to include syllabi, course plans and objectives, audiovisual aids, lab activities, and evaluation tools for assigned courses. Other duties include academic advisement of health information technology and coding/reimbursement specialist students; assessment of course effectiveness, and revision of courses as a result of student evaluations of teaching effectiveness; participation in course and program assessment activities; and participation in department, school, and College committees.


The successful candidate will have an associate degree in Health Information Technology/Medical Records and is able to earn a bachelor's degree in health information administration/management from a CAHIIM-accredited academic program within 2-3 years; currently certified as a Registered Health Information Technician or Administrator (RHIT or RHIA); and hold active membership in the American Health Information Management Association. A minimum of three (3) years of health information management work experience with ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS level II coding is also required along with experience using complex computer applications such as Blackboard, AHIMA's virtual lab instructional environment, electronic health record, encoders, and so on. Teaching experience in a higher education setting in an online instructional format is desirable. Working knowledge of CAHIIM academic program accreditation process is desirable.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

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Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.