Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics and Information Management

The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica is seeking a full time, tenure track assistant/associate faculty member to join a robust Health Informatics and Information Management Department. The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management provides innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in a face-to-face and online format. Our faculty are committed to preparing effective and caring HIIM professionals that are knowledgeable in healthcare data, analytics, management, ethics, and health information technology. We are seeking candidates with experience in healthcare analytics and research to effectively teach course content in both the undergraduate and graduate programs within the department. The candidate will teach courses related to healthcare analytics, consumer informatics, research methods, and other foundational health informatics and information management topics. The faculty member will contribute to an educational environment that embraces community through mutual respect of those with different cultures or backgrounds. Candidates with strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively between programs and among colleagues both remotely and face-to-face are highly sought. Rank and tenure status commensurate with qualifications. Telecommuting is an option with occasional on-campus requirements, yet there is a preference for candidates to be located on-campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, maintenance, and teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the BS Health Information Management, MS Health Information Management, and MS Health Informatics programs
  • Provide advisement to HIIM students in their course work and research
    Increase the visibility and reputation of the department and profession through teaching, research, national relationship building, collaboration, and networking
  • Teach and develop courses related to healthcare data analytics, computer programming/statistical computing, consumer informatics, management, ethics, health information technology, and research
  • Develop and maintain academic courses based on industry need and accreditation requirements
  • Participate in marketing efforts to support the visibility and reputation of the department
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff on courses, research, and special projects
  • Reports to the Chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Will contribute to and participate in fostering a culture of inclusion in support of college diversity goals

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Health Informatics, HIM or related field and currently enrolled in a doctoral program with a completion date within 2 years of hire
  • Five years of experience in health informatics or health information management
    Active member of national and state health informatics or HIM associations and/or active in eHealth initiatives
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  • Understanding of computer programming, e.g. Python, Java, Visual Basic
  • Experience with database development and administration, e.g., SQL
  • A strong background working with inferential statistics, machine learning, and corresponding software e.g. R, SAS, Python
  • Experience in research design and research methods with a demonstrated ability to publish research findings
  • Experience using academic technologies and be comfortable using health information technologies
  • A record of managing and leading projects
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  • Ability to lead and to work cooperatively with others
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  • Evidence of cultural competence and demonstrated success working with diverse populations is required

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EdD or PhD in health informatics, computer science, statistics, or a related field
  • Three years of academic experience at the college or university level
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  • Grant writing and grant project management

The College of St. Scholastica is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded. The College serves an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout six schools— nursing, arts and letters, business and technology, education, health sciences, and sciences. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks CSS among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence and in 2018 Money magazine included St. Scholastica as a top “best colleges for your money” based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.

For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com.  The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.

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