Health Informatics Faculty and Graduate Program Coordinator

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Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 01, 2023
Oct 11, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Department of Health Administration and Policy Health Informatics Faculty and Graduate Program Coordinator - Instructional FacultyThe Department of Health Administration and Policy within the College of Public Health at George Mason University is launching an open-rank search for a term 12-month (non-tenure track) instructional faculty in health informatics. The candidate will be part of health informatics program that offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in health informatics. Depending upon faculty expertise, teaching responsibilities will involve teaching of specialized health informatics related technical courses across Health Informatics program curriculum. In addition to teaching a variety of health informatics technical courses, the successful candidate will also have administrative duties as Coordinator of the Health Informatics Graduate Degree (MSHI) program (online and traditional).Growth of the health informatics programs and our commitment to offering all online programs of study has created the need for a unified approach to managing student career and academic advising to ensure curriculum goal attainment regardless of the matriculation pathway and to the same or equivalent academic program experiences and student outcomes, regardless of matriculation modality.Strong candidates will have a doctoral degree in health informatics or fields and areas of expertise related to health informatics. This is a state-funded, full-time (12-month) instructional (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The appointment will begin in August for Academic Year 2023-2024.George Mason University is the nation's youngest R-01 university and has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason's commitment and initiative for Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) provide support for an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued and supported, and all have a sense of belonging.Responsibilities:Teach technical and non-technical courses across the department's health informatics curriculum, focused on specialized health informatics topics;Perform administrative duties related to MSHI student admission, advisement and professional development as the Graduate Program Coordinator. This includes working with departmental administrative staff to fine tune course scheduling and problem solve student matriculation issues;Participate in student and faculty recruitment and academic program outreach activities; andServe on College and University level faculty committees and working groups.Required Qualifications:Must have obtained an earned doctoral degree prior to the employment start date in Health Informatics, Biomedical Informatics, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related engineering or health professional terminal degree;Strong interpersonal communication skills; andInterest in academic teaching and advising in a Stem-H related program.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrate specialized training and/or experience in health informatics related work;Experience in academic program teaching (including online teaching); andActive membership in AMIA, AUPHA, ACHE, HIMSS or other relevant professional societies.Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.About the Health Informatics Program:Health Informatics Program at George Mason University offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics (the first public university in Virginia to offer such program), along with Master of Science in Health Informatics (accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Programs, CAHIIM), PhD in Health Services Research (concentration in Discovery Science and Health Informatics), Health Informatics and Data Analytics graduate certificate and an undergraduate minor in Health IT. In addition to teaching healthcare and computing background, the program has strong technical and hands-on components in student training. Learn more at https://hi.gmu.eduAbout the Department of Health Administration and Policy:The Department of Health Administration and Policy has educated students and conducted research in health systems management, health policy and health informatics since 2010. Today, graduate programs in these areas seek to prepare new leaders to apply management and evidence-based decision making to improve public health and the quality of health care. The distinctive approach to all HAP degree programs is rigorous, innovative, accessible and hands-on. Learn more at https://hap.gmu.eduAbout the College of Public Health:The College of Public Health is Virginia's first and only college of public health. The interdisciplinary College is located in Peterson Family Health Science Hall, which has 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College has accredited degree programs in Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Nursing, and Social Work, including CEPH accredited bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The College's research infrastructure includes DSHI (Discovery Science and Health Informatics Center with a Machine Learning Lab). The College operates a Population Health Center that supports primary and behavioral health care, research, and training. The College has an active research portfolio of approximately $9 million.Learn more at:

Applicants must apply for position number F192AZ using and include: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience or interest and philosophy, and (4) a list of three references with full contact information. Also, please include (5) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.NOTE: Candidates who are invited for the second round of interviews (in person or virtually) must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of recommendation prior to the second interview.The initial review of applications will begin on July 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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