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Instructional Assistant Professor – Health Information Management
Illinois State University

Location: Normal, Illinois
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function:
Educator
Job Type:
Full-Time

Introduction

Job Category
Faculty – Non-Tenure (Adjunct)
General Summary
The Department of Health Sciences invites applications for the position of a full-time, Instructional Assistant Professor in Health Information Management beginning August 16, 2020. This position is represented by the Illinois State University Education Association and may have associated dues or fees.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The ideal candidate would have an earned degree in Health Information Management. Candidates with informatics training, such as information systems and computer science, with evidence of healthcare-related work experience, are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in information technology, data analytics, revenue cycle management and the healthcare environment. The ideal candidate will maintain the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. At least one American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential is preferred (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CPHI, CDIP, CHTS). State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Additional Information:
Illinois State University, A small-college experience with large-university opportunities: Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state’s system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/. For the fifth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

The Department of Health Sciences: The Department of Health Sciences (HSC), in the College of Applied Science and Technology, has 19 tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty members, a full-time academic advisor, and one civil service support staff member. The HSC faculty and staff are committed to student-centered departmental and programmatic excellence. The Health Information Management program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and is committed to providing extraordinary learning opportunities that prepare graduates to be in-demand professionals. Careers for graduates in our program include data analytics, clinical informatics, health information management, revenue cycle management, quality improvement analytics, compliance auditing, project management, implementation support, as well as many others. For additional information about our programs, course offerings, and faculty, visit the Department of Health Sciences website (http://healthsciences.illinoisstate.edu/).

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is conveniently located in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal in the heart of Central Illinois. A community of approximately 130,000 people, Bloomington-Normal is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, Rivian, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself through outstanding school systems, healthcare, parks and recreation, vibrant culture of performing arts, economic growth and opportunity. Bloomington-Normal is within 150 miles of large metropolitans such as Chicago and St. Louis. For more information, visit http://visitbn.org/.

Work Hours
Varies
Proposed Starting Date:
08/16/2020
Posting date
11-15-2019
Closing date
Open Until Filled

Job Description

Candidates will be expected to teach courses in the health information management program (https://healthsciences.illinoisstate.edu/info-management/) in the areas of health information/informatics and work with program faculty members to coordinate clinical experiences for students. Candidates are encouraged to highlight previous teaching experience, including courses in areas such as electronic health records, project management, quality in healthcare, and pathophysiology. Candidates will not be expected to develop a plan for research in this position.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications
1. Candidates must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
2. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in information technology, data analytics, revenue cycle management and the healthcare environment.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:
1. The ideal candidate would have an earned degree in Health Information Management.
2. Candidates with informatics training, such as information systems and computer science, with evidence of healthcare-related work experience, are encouraged to apply.
3. The ideal candidate will maintain the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
4. At least one American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential is preferred (RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CHDA, CHPS, CPHI, CDIP, CHTS).

Education Qualifications

Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees
1. Candidates must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Compensation/Benefits

Salary: The position is a nine-month non-tenure-track position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Instructions for Resume Submission

Special Instructions to Applicants
Initial review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals should complete a faculty employment application and include the following: a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email).

Questions regarding this position can be directed to, Dr. Chris Grieshaber, Department of Health Sciences. Email: dcgries@ilstu.edu.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Contact Information
Health Sciences:
Dr. Chris Grieshaber
dcgries@ilstu.edu

Human Resources:
Abby Bertrand
ajbertr@ilstu.edu

Departmental Homepage
http://healthsciences.illinoisstate.edu/
Required Applicant Documents
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on “Apply For This Posting”.
Resume/C.V.
Reference List
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Certification of Retirement Annuity (required for SURS annuitants only)
Civil Service Test
Not Applicable
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.
Quicklink
www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78771

Apply Online: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78771%20 

Posted: November 19, 2019 at 3:19 PM
Post ID: 45157

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