Instructional Faculty, HAP Health Informatics | George Mason University Job at George Mason University, Virginia

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  • George Mason University
  • Virginia

Job Description

Department: College of Public Health

Classification: 9-month Instructional Faculty

Job Category:  Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule:  Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax, VA

Workplace Type: On Site Required

Salary:  Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check:  Yes

About the Department:

The Department of Health Administration and Policy educates students and conducts research in health systems management, health policy, and health informatics. The department fields academic programs in Health Administration/Healthcare Management and Health Informatics at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels to prepare new leaders and experts in the use of technology, evidence-based decision making, and health systems management to improve public health and the quality of health care.

About the Position:

Health Informatics instructional faculty are responsible for contributing to academic excellence in the fields of Health Informatics and Health IT. This includes teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, engaging in curriculum management and oversight for program accreditation and evaluation, student enrichment, student career advising, and engaging in service activities related to the discipline and academic community.

Responsibilities:

Teaching:

  • Teaches technical content related to electronic medical records, medical and health data analysis, data extraction and integration, computer programming, and health IT.
  • Designs and teaches courses related to Health Informatics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Develops and updates curriculum that integrates current trends and best practices in Health Informatics aligned with CAHIIM undergraduate and graduate program accreditation.
  • Supervises student capstone and internship projects.
  • Provides career advising and mentorship to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate Health Informatics degrees.
  • Utilizes contemporary educational technologies and methods to enhance student-centered learning experiences (including the use of learning management systems for online, hybrid, and traditional format courses).

Service:

  • Serves on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Engages in professional activities such as conference organization and journal reviews.
  • Engages in peer reviews of teaching, PTR, and search activities.
  • Participates in community outreach programs that align with personal and departmental expertise.
  • Contributes to the ongoing development and accreditation processes of Health Informatics and Public Health programs (CAHIIM and CEPH). 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a related field.

Knowledge:

  • Academic teaching experience in health informatics at the university level.
  • Subject Expertise: Extensive knowledge in a specific field of study related to health informatics.
  • Curriculum Development: Understanding of curriculum design, assessment methods, and educational standards for health informatics programs at the university level and in professional practice.
  • Higher Education and Healthcare Administration Trends: Awareness of current trends, issues, and innovations in higher education, including teaching methods, technology integration, policy, and regulatory changes.

Skills:

  • Teaching and Instructional Design: Ability to effectively design courses, deliver lectures, facilitate discussions, and engage students through various learning activities. Skills in adapting teaching methods for diverse learning environments, including online and hybrid course teaching.
  • Program Evaluation: Skill in analyzing and interpreting data on student and program performance related to the academic program performance and outcomes.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills for teaching, collaborating with colleagues, participating in academic discussions, writing professional peer reviews and accreditation self-study reports, scholarship and program reports and proposals.
  • Technological Proficiency: Competent in the use of educational technology tools and platforms, such as learning management systems (LMS), virtual meeting software, and discipline-specific software.

Abilities:

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis: Ability to critically evaluate information, solve complex problems, and make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis.
  • Mentorship and Advising: Aptitude for mentoring and advising students on health informatics career development matters.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Ability to work effectively in teams, both within the department and across disciplines in the College of Public Health.
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning: Ability to adapt to changes in the academic environment and continually update their own knowledge and skills, particularly in response to advancements in their field and shifts in educational technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in a related field.
  • Academic teaching across the curriculum in an accredited health informatics or related field/program in a research-intensive university.
  • Experience in a US healthcare service organization, medical practice, public health, health system, or related healthcare business partner such as an information technology company, third-party billing or insurance company, accreditation or regulatory entity.

Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the  Instructional Faculty, HAP Health Informatics (Req #10001351) at Complete and submit the online application to include three professional references with contact information, and provide a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a short teaching statement (two paragraphs).

Please note: Those selected for final round interviews will need to provide 3 reference letters prior to the final round of interviews taking place. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Open Date:   June 26, 2024

For Full Consideration, Apply by:   July 10, 2024

Open Until Filled?:   Yes

About George Mason University

George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.

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