Teaching Faculty and Assistant Director of Healthcare Management Program

Job description

The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. The University of Denvers college of professional and continuing studies, University College, is a leader in adult education, providing fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults.

Position Summary

The Teaching Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director is responsible for various concentrations in the Healthcare Management program. This role requires expertise in such areas as clinical and academic environments, medical informatics, process improvement, change management, and regulatory compliance in healthcare. The primary responsibilities are teaching, overall program management, with emphasis on student experience from recruiting to alumni relations, and developing internal and external partnerships and collaborations. This position reports to, and partners with the Academic Director to ensure that the content of the various concentrations is current, high quality, and meets the needs of employers and students. The Assistant Academic Director also works to ensure that the student experience aligns course curricula with health industry expectations, including service learning. The Assistant Academic Director will work closely with the HCM extended team (academic recruiter /advisor, instructional support specialists, program assistant, and members of student services) to assure quality course delivery, support student advising, address student issues, provide support to faculty, attract new students to the program, and build internal and external partnerships.

Essential Functions

  • The Teaching Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director is responsible for the following concentrations:
    • Medical and Health Information Technologies
    • Health Data Informatics and Analytics
    • Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
    • Health Policy and Regulatory Leadership
  • Specific responsibilities with respect to these concentrations include:
    • Curricula assessment
    • Teach select courses in the concentration areas
    • Review and approve student applicants
    • Integrate practical application into student experience
    • Train and provide support for faculty teaching
    • Monitor student and faculty experience
    • Perform faculty observations and develop mentoring plans
    • Support student advising, address student and faculty issues
    • Collaboratively work to foster high touch and individualized student experience
    • Develop industry relationships to ensure the curricula are responsive to employer needs and current with respect to technologies and practices
    • Assist in identifying and executing new partnerships and collaborative opportunities
    • Develop and maintain program metrics and visual management
  • Other responsibilities include:
    • Assist with logistics of new programs including planning and execution
    • Attend local and regional events for student recruitment
    • Assist with enrollment reconciliation
    • Contribute to strategic initiatives
    • Provide input regarding marketing strategies, collateral, and digital media
    • Develop and maintain relationships with industry specific professional associations
    • Participate in board membership for selected collaborative projects

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrable expertise and mentorship in clinical care, use of health information technology in the clinical setting
  • Strong management, teamwork, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, supervision of others, and proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry literature, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations.
  • Ability to create and utilize analytics to inform decision-making.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, course descriptions and outcomes, degree or program proposals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, faculty, co-workers, and and the general public.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse communities

Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in health related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Curricula development and evaluation experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in both face-to-face and online course delivery
  • 3-5 years of health industry experience

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required. Limited travel required.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on May 27,2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 professional references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492414
Posted: 5/14/2019
Application Due: 6/26/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable