Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Information Technology

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Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00018PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Information Technology Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Engineering and Computing Department College of Engineering and Computing Advertised Salary Range salary commensurate with qualifications Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty-Tenured Track/Tenured

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The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Integrated Information Technology Department at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Information Technology. The successful candidate will join the faculty of our Masters in Health Information Technology (MHIT), an interdisciplinary program with the Arnold School of Public Health. A new collaboration on a nursing informatics program with USC's School of Nursing has also been proposed. A joint appointment with the USC School of Nursing is anticipated.
The MHIT program is accredited in health informatics by the Commission for Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This innovative program is designed with the aim of preparing graduates ready to lead healthcare into the future. It is available as both a campus program and an online program as well as a dual degree with the PharmD. Online as well as traditional classroom teaching, collaborative research, and grant writing related to health IT will be expected.

Required Education and Experience

An earned doctorate in information technology or related discipline is required. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of both information technology and the healthcare environment, and a demonstrated potential for research and high scholarly impact at the intersection of these two disciplines. Candidates should possess strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and cultural diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in online teaching, grant writing/external funding and/or IT responsibilities in health organizations. Familiarity with healthcare clinical environments is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Job Open Date 07/07/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Robert Brookshire, Search Committee Chair, at or 803-777-6570. Or Dr. Elizabeth Regan, Department Chair, at, 803-777-2286.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Letter of Recommendation 1
    4. Letter of Recommendation 2
    5. Letter of Recommendation 3
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