The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one or two full-time (100% FTE), faculty positions as Senior Lecturer or Assistant Professor (without tenure by reason of funding) in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Program, beginning June 1, 2014. A Doctoral degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, and 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 the following: EHR, legal concepts in healthcare, systems analysis, project management, quality management and research, data analysis, professionalism and leadership, healthcare delivery, management, clinical terminologies and vocabularies, capstone projects, and/or professional experience in these areas.
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 and master’s degrees.
The Department of Health Services is a diverse department (65 faculty and 265 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 summer quarter: a BS degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate. The program began its first cohort for the master’s degree in HIHIM in autumn quarter 2013. 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 UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission, for more information please see the following website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/. Additionally, the University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position is contingent on available funding.
Submit electronic letter of interest describing health information practice experience, teaching, and research; curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2014. The position is open until March 1, 2014. Send application via email to:
Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources – firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Health Services, University of Washington