Health Services – Senior Lecturer, Full-Time, Competitive Recruitment (AA19735)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Public Health, Health Services

Title : Senior Lecturer, full-time

Search Number : AA19735

Position Details

The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one full-time (100% FTE), faculty position as Senior Lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Program, beginning January 1, 2017.  A Doctoral degree is preferred for appointment as Senior Lecturer.  Candidates should have a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential, graduated from an accredited Health Information Management program, and have a Master’s degree in informatics and information management, healthcare administration, business administration, education, or other related discipline.  At least three years’ experience in health informatics and health information management is required. The ideal candidate should have experience teaching in workforce or academic settings in both campus-based and online delivery in the following: informatics, EHR, legal concepts in healthcare, systems analysis, project management, quality management and research, data analysis, professionalism and leadership, healthcare policy and delivery, strategic management, information governance, research design, statistics, clinical terminologies and vocabularies, capstone projects, and/or professional experience in these areas. The ideal candidate should have experience teaching and mentoring diverse students.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the education curriculum, provide service to the campus and professional communities, and contribute to related research areas as needed. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual seeking an educational leadership opportunity to advance health informatics and information management through contributing to a progressive curriculum for baccalaureate degree and post-baccalaureate certificate.

The Department of Health Services is a diverse department (60 faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate and clinical faculty) with national expertise in organization and financing health care, health disparities and community-based participatory research, and quality of life and outcomes research. HIHIM is a UW self-sustaining program, nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The program prepares students for the RHIA credential which is a baccalaureate level credential of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This 12-month program offers two tracks, beginning in fall quarter 2017: a BS degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate. The HIHIM programs’ mission is dedicated to serving our partners and customers by: providing educational excellence to prepare competent professionals; leading information governance initiatives; conducting research to advocate and improve health information and healthcare; fostering professional practice leadership; promoting diversity and respect; advancing the quality and integrity of health information; and applying technology to effectively deliver health information.

The HIHIM Program, Department of Health Services, and UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity in all its dimensions as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research and/or teaching interests in health disparities, social determinants of health, and cultural and socioeconomic diversity. For more information, please see the following website:


Application Instructions

Submit electronic letter of interest describing health information practice experience, teaching, and research and include a diversity statement; curriculum vitae; and four letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2016. The position is open until September 30, 2016.

Send application via email to: Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources –

Department of Health Services, University of Washington

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.