The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks an individual to fill a part-time faculty position (50% FTE) as Senior Lecturer on a 12 month service period, with an anticipated start date in December 2019.
This position will be in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Programs. The master's and undergraduate programs are comprised of a highly diverse student population in race, gender, ethnicity, and educational background with a significant percentage of first generation students, who are seeking an initial professional career or a career change. The program is seeking faculty with a master's or PhD degree or equivalent in health informatics, health information management, healthcare administration, business administration, education, or other related discipline. At least three years' managerial or consulting experience in healthcare is required. The ideal candidate should have a nationally recognized credential, such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS), Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA), Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), or Electronic Health Record specific certification (e.g, EPIC or Cerner certification), or equivalent certification.
Applicants for this position should have experience teaching in workforce or academic settings in both campus-based and online delivery and professional work experience in one of the following: informatics, EHR and information systems; healthcare law, privacy and security; project management; quality improvement and management; data analytics and business intelligence; healthcare strategic leadership; healthcare policy; information governance; and/or clinical terminologies and vocabularies. The ideal candidate should have experience teaching, mentoring and providing career development for diverse professionals and students. Applicants should be active members of the health informatics and information management community, demonstrated through membership, leadership, and/or volunteer activity in professional organizations (such as AHIMA, AMIA, HIMSS, etc.).
This is a professionally rewarding opportunity for an individual seeking to become a teacher, mentor and educational leader by contributing to a dynamic curriculum and advancing health informatics and information management at the Master's and Baccalaureate levels.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute individually and as a team member to the program's strategic planning, course and curriculum design and implementation, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring, and collaborative faculty work. Faculty are expected to provide service to the campus and professional communities. Faculty may contribute to related research areas as needed. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service. This position is contingent on available funding.
HIHIM programs at the master's and baccalaureate degree levels are UW self-sustaining programs, nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). At the baccalaureate level, the program prepares students for the RHIA credential of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). At the master's level, the program prepares students for careers in health informatics, analytics and system leadership. 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.
In addition to collaboration opportunities at the UW, there are opportunities for collaboration with other Seattle area resources (Seattle Children's Hospital, a national Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation at the VA, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center website and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute). Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate, an adjunct appointment may be considered with other UW departments or affiliate institutions. Lastly, the Pacific Northwest region is home to large Latino, American Indian, immigrant, and sexual minority communities, and many of our faculty have longstanding partnerships with organizations working in these communities.
Seattle, often cited as one of the country's most livable and literate cities, is culturally rich, with growing racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities. The Cascade and Olympic Mountains offer a picturesque setting, and, along with Puget Sound beaches and waterways, Seattle boasts innumerable recreational opportunities. The temperate climate allows for year-round outdoor activities. Headquartered in Seattle are world-class companies such as Amazon, Costco, Expedia, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nordstrom, REI, Starbucks, and T-Mobile, among others. Not surprisingly, Seattle is considered one of the most desirable cities to live in the western hemisphere.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Health Services, and UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area.
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
A letter of interest describing your professional work and teaching experience (workplace vs. academic setting, duration of course, grading)
A one-page diversity statement that describes your experience related to diversity, inclusion and equity
Additional materials may be requested.
Review of applications will begin after October 23, 2019. The position is open until filled.
If you have questions please contact:
Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources – firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.