The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Business Administration, Department of Information Systems, invites applicants to fill a 100% instructional academic staff position. Rank will be Senior Lecturer. The applicant will also serve as the Program Director for the Health Information Management and Technology program.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) participates in the University of Wisconsin-Extended Campus (UWEX), online HIMT Bachelor’s degree program with three other campuses (UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point). This degree is a fully online 61-credit Bachelor of Science degree. UWEX supports the program through marketing, instructional design, recruitment, information technology, media, and student services.
This position will teach four sections each semester of online Health Information Management and Technology related courses. Topics range from: Introduction to Health Information Systems, Healthcare Leadership, Healthcare Networking, Systems Analysis and Design, Healthcare Security Management, Project Management among others. Experience with assessment of student learning is valued.
The HIMT Program Director will work closely with the Information Systems Chair, the UWL Academic Director for HIMT, and the UWL Extended Learning Program Manager in the development of local marketing, recruitment, student services, and online courses that deliver curriculum and services consistent with the collaboration/authorization agreement. The UWL HIMT Program Director will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with standards and meeting accreditation requirements.
This position has flexibility on the location of the individual, including the option to be based remotely. For remote individuals, a minimum of two face-to-face meetings are required each year. This will include campus visits to La Crosse, Wisconsin, and HIMT UW-Extended Campus meetings and symposiums in Madison, Wisconsin. At least partial travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed according to UW travel policy and processes.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s degree – HIMT or health related discipline.
Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Demonstrated understanding of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) accreditation processes and protocols.
HIMT related teaching experience.
Experience with online learning environments.
Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively with faculty and staff.
Significant experience working with higher educational institutions, and at least four years of professional experiences in fields relevant to this position.
Able to use an array of technology tools including databases, Microsoft office suite, social networking and database programs.
Excellent time management and project management skills; can effectively direct and integrate all aspects of a project or program, ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objective on time and on budget.
To receive full consideration, a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and reference contact information to include name, email and phone number for three references. References that can address teaching ability should be included.
This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications starting December 13, 2019. The required start date is August 31, 2020.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.