Instructional Assistant Professor- Health Informatics and Management

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Job No: 511334
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Instructional Assistant Professor- Health Informatics and Management

Employee Classification: Instructional Asst Professor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology

Department: Health Sciences

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Department of Health Sciences invites applications for the position of a full-time, Instructional Assistant Professor in Health Informatics and Management beginning August 16, 2021 or after. This position is represented by the Illinois State University Education Association and may have associated dues or fees.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or complete one within six months. The ideal candidate would have an earned degree in Health Informatics and/or Information Management. Candidates with informatics training, such as information systems, data science or computer science, and evidence of healthcare-related work experience, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in information technology, data analytics, revenue cycle management and the healthcare environment. The ideal candidate will maintain the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. At least one American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential is preferred (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CPHI, CDIP, CHTS). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Candidates will be expected to teach courses in the Health Informatics and Management program (https://healthsciences.illinoisstate.edu/health-informatics-management/) in the areas of health information/informatics and work with program faculty members to coordinate clinical experiences for students. Candidates are encouraged to highlight previous teaching experience, including courses in areas such as electronic health records, project management, quality in healthcare, and pathophysiology. Candidates will not be expected to develop a plan for research in this position.

Additional Information

Illinois State University, A small-college experience with large-university opportunities: Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/. For the fifth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

The Department of Health Sciences: The Department of Health Sciences (HSC), in the College of Applied Science and Technology, has 19 tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty members, a full-time academic advisor, and one civil service support staff member. The HSC faculty and staff are committed to student-centered departmental and programmatic excellence. The Health Informatics and Management program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and is committed to providing extraordinary learning opportunities that prepare graduates to be in-demand professionals. Careers for graduates in our program include data analytics, clinical informatics, health information management, revenue cycle management, quality improvement analytics, compliance auditing, project management, implementation support, as well as many others. For additional information about our programs, course offerings, and faculty, visit the Department of Health Sciences website (http://healthsciences.illinoisstate.edu/).

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is conveniently located in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal in the heart of Central Illinois. A community of approximately 130,000 people, Bloomington-Normal is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, Rivian, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself through outstanding school systems, healthcare, parks and recreation, vibrant culture of performing arts, economic growth and opportunity. Bloomington-Normal is within 150 miles of large metropolitans such as Chicago and St. Louis. For more information, visit http://visitbn.org/.

Required Qualifications

1. Candidates must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or complete one within six months.
2. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in information technology, data analytics, revenue cycle management and the healthcare environment.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Desired Qualifications

1. The ideal candidate would have an earned degree in Health Information Management.
2. Candidates with informatics training, such as information systems, data science or computer science, and evidence of healthcare-related work experience, are encouraged to apply.
3. The ideal candidate will maintain the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
4. At least one American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential is preferred (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CPHI, CDIP, CHTS).

Work Hours

Functional Expectations

Proposed Starting Date

8/16/2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Required Applicant Documents

Resume/C.V.
Reference List
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Application

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals should complete a faculty employment application and include the following: a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email).

Questions regarding this position can be directed to, Dr. Chris Grieshaber, Department of Health Sciences. Email: [email protected]

Contact Information for Applicants

Health Sciences:
Dr. Chris Grieshaber
[email protected]

Human Resources:
Clay Gruenwald
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 05/10/2021 03:45 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


 

 

 

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