Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor and Program Director, Master of Science in Health Information
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Lowell, Massachusetts
The Department of Public Health, within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor with expertise in health informatics, health services research, or health data science. The appointment is scheduled to begin September 2024.
The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields. Its Department of Public Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Science in Health Information Management (MSHIM), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Doctor in Science (ScD) in Public Health. The department faculty are dedicated educators, experienced practitioners, and highly productive, federally funded investigators. The faculty are active in various areas of research including health informatics and service research, population health surveillance, policy/program evaluations, community-based health promotion, aging, chronic disease management, infectious diseases, substance use prevention, health equity, epidemiology, omics, biostatistics, and big data analytics. The annual research expenditure (extramurally funded) exceeded $4.83 million in 2022-2023.
The position will primarily focus on supporting and sustaining the Master of Science in Health Information Management (MSHIM), Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics (GCHI) programs, and collaborating with Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Science Programs, in the Department of Public Health.
The MSHIM program is a professional graduate degree program that largely serves healthcare and Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals. The majority of the courses are taught online. The program has more than 100 part-time and full-time students, with about half pursuing the Health Informatics concentration and the other half pursuing the Healthcare Management concentration. Classes also serve students from Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), MPH and ScD in Public Health programs in the college.
Duties of the position include:
- Teaching courses in the MSHIM and MPH program.
- Coordinate MSHIM faculty teaching assignments and course schedule(s).
- Oversee and coordinate the accredited MSHIM program and assure a rigorous and cutting-edge curriculum.
- Maintain the CAHIIM Accreditation.
- Recruit new faculty and participate on search committees.
- Initiate curriculum changes and other academic processes as needed.
- Maintain university catalog, website, and marketing information related to HIM program.
- Facilitate meetings and maintain documentation for: a) MSHIM Advisory Committee (bi-annual), b) Adjunct faculty (monthly) and c) Student Networking Events (monthly).
- Participate in student recruitment activities through UML as well as professional associations.
- Answer inquiries for those interested in learning more about the program and provide guidance during the application process.
- Review and approve student applications for admissions as appropriate.
- Verify and approve student applications for degree and certificate completion.
- Mentoring and providing certification exam guidance to students.
- Other appropriate service duties assigned by the department chair and the Dean.
We invite prospective candidates to visit our college website and meet our faculty, staff, and students and see our new facilities in the health areas: https://www.uml.edu/health-sciences/. Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. AnnMarie Matteucci at AnnMarie_Matteucci@uml.edu or the Department Chair, Dr. Wenjun Li at Wenjun_Li@uml.edu. You will find the faculty profile along with specific information about the Department of Public Health here: https://www.uml.edu/Health-Sciences/Public-Health/.
About the University of Massachusetts Lowell:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) has been named the No. 1 public university in Massachusetts in the 2024 Wall Street Journal Best Colleges in the United States, also ranking No. 10 among all Massachusetts universities. With respect to return on investment, UML is ranked by payscale.com as the No. 1 for mid-career salary among New England Public Universities, and the No. 1 for 20-year return on investment among public universities nationally. UML is a public research university, and UML has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $95 million in sponsored research annually. UML enrolls more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Approximately 44% of undergraduates identify as students of color and 45% are first-generation college students.
UMass Lowell is situated about 25 miles northwest of Boston. It is surrounded by numerous racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse, safe, affordable, quiet, and beautiful small towns and cities with outstanding public and private elementary and secondary schools. It is in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the United States. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its proximity to Boston offers unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. The Greater Lowell area is one of the most attractive regions in the country to work and live.
The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is dynamic, rapidly expanding, and prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields. The college offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health-related disciplines including public health, pharmaceutical, physical therapy, biomedical, nutrition and exercise sciences. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with faculty in the college, community partners, and external academic colleagues.
UMass Lowell is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations. It has been recognized as a Top Employer for 2023 by Diversityjobs.com for dedication and commitment to building a diverse workforce and culture. We encourage individuals from underrepresented populations to apply. We seek candidates who can contribute to the creation and sustainment of our diverse and inclusive work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- A doctoral degree required at the time of application
- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
- Broad health informatics and other health industry management experience
- "Hands on" experience with healthcare information systems (e.g., EMR, EHR, CPOE)
- Experience in teaching face to face and online
- Experience in advising and mentoring graduate students
- Experience in hiring and mentoring faculty in an online degree program
- Strong record of curriculum development including collaborations across disciplines.
- Experience in curriculum, and IPE activities
- Evidence of ability to work with diverse student and faculty populations
- Knowledge and expertise on accreditation options in HIM
- Experience in collaborative research
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is an open national search, both external and internal applicants are welcome. Individuals with experience in working in hospitals, medical insurance and other healthcare-related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter to include information about your past academic experience and highlight the ways you would be able to contribute to the department, college and university
- Teaching Philosophy and Experience - Please include 1) description of previous teaching experience with a list of courses taught, and 2) teaching philosophy and style.
- Three sample syllabi (Please upload as a single file.)
- Three sample course evaluations (Please upload as a single file.)
- Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. One reference must be/have been a supervisor.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.
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