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Ashford University Lead faculty, Bachelor's in Health Information Management in United States

Essential Job Duties/Position Summary : :

At Ashford University, the Lead Faculty is a faculty member who has demonstrated competence in the discipline with a combination of vision, leadership, and sound administrative practices to support an academic area of discipline within the College of Arts and Science. Lead Faculty ensure state of the art world-class teaching and learning through their primary responsibilities of teaching, leadership, and service.

Rank determined at time of hire by Dean.

Essential Job Duties:

Teaching

A Lead Faculty should demonstrate exemplary teaching in their discipline. Teaching includes content delivery, student mentoring and assessment of student learning. All Lead Faculty will carry a teaching load requirement, determined annually. Additionally, lead faculty are responsible for:

  • Demonstrating awareness of and responding to the diverse needs of all students

  • Displaying a thorough knowledge of both the curriculum and the subject matter

  • Facilitating instructional materials and providing guidance and feedback to all students

  • Setting high expectations for student achievement and behavior

  • Evaluating student performance via established rubrics and policies

  • Responding to student emails and inquiries in a timely manner

  • Addressing plagiarism concerns according to university policy

  • Collaborating with student-facing institutional personnel to enhance the student experience

Discipline Leadership

  • Implement retention, persistence, graduation, and student success initiatives

  • Lead and support program and emphasis development activities, course development, and assessment

  • Lead faculty communities of practice and oversee faculty online community spaces

  • Support College leadership in evaluation of teaching efficacy within college and intervening as needed

  • Lead faculty meetings and represent college in University meetings and forums

Service

Service responsibilities are expected of all full-time faculty.

  • Lead or contribute to a university-wide or college committees

  • Collaborate with college or university teams to develop and implement new initiatives

  • Contribute to student success through regular interaction with student enrollment and academic advisors

  • Provide support for accreditation and licensure efforts to ensure courses meets career and discipline goals

  • Collaborate with other university departments to ensure a positive experience for all university students

  • Assist with program review (gathering data, writing reports, creating action plans for enhancement)

  • Engage in community development activities involving disciplinary expertise

Professional Development and Scholarship

  • Engage in faculty scholarship and development activities related to the university’s primary focus as a teaching institution, which may include discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching

  • Develop/support faculty forums and other professional development activities within the college

  • Participate in external discipline specific conferences and professional communities

  • Enhance teaching effectiveness skills by attending seminars, webinars, workshops, and classes through both internal and external programming

Other Duties

  • Participate in meetings (on site and virtual) as directed

  • Maintain regular work hours coordinated with supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master's degree in Health Informatics, Health Information Technology, Clinical Informatics, Health Informatics Management, or related field.

  • 1+ years of faculty experience including curriculum development, revision, and accreditation mapping

  • Credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

  • Work experience as an RHIA or RHIT for a minimum of three years.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of recent experience in Health Information Management.

  • Advanced computer skills working with databases, registries, implementation of health systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Health Science, Public Health, or related field 3+ years of faculty experience including curriculum development, revision, and accreditation mapping

  • 3+ years of faculty experience including curriculum development, revision, and accreditation mapping

  • Strong knowledge and experience of CAHIIM accreditation standards.

  • Activities include but are not limited to designing, maintaining a curriculum that meets programmatic accreditation criteria, defining program requirements, policies, and metrics for success, and maintaining CAHIIM accreditation standards.

  • Experience using the Learning Management System (CANVAS)

  • 1+ years leading, directing, or managing a CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management Program in an accredited university or college setting.

  • 3+ years of managing, directing and leading employees.

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.

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Equity – We have inclusion and mutual respect. We learn from one another and commit to the advancement of an inclusive culture in which every individual is treated with dignity and fairness.

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