Assistant Professor - Human Performance (Health Informatics and Information Management)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time


West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking a full-time faculty, non-tenure track (12-month) Assistant Professor to work with the Program Director in teaching HIIM courses, preparing the program for accreditation, and preparing students for successful careers in the profession.

The Professional Programs unit is home to over 2,100 students enrolled in degree programs including exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical laboratory science, immunology, pathologist’s assistant, physician assistant, communication sciences and disorders, and health information management. The School of Medicine is part of a thriving academic medical center, which includes Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Together, the five schools provide robust opportunities and programs for interprofessional education, collaborative practice and research.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate HIIM courses, participation in accreditation processes, advising undergraduate students, and other responsibilities as required by the Program Director.

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
  • Master’s degree in Health Information Management, Healthcare/Business Administration, Leadership, or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year experience teaching in higher education
  • Understanding of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accreditation processes and protocols
  • Professional membership in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Professional experience of 2 years or more in fields relevant to this position, including health informatics/data analytics
  • All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment.
In addition to the required qualifications listed above, candidates with the following qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Minimum of 1 year previous experience teaching HIIM course work
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in fields relevant to this position
  • Evidence of scholarly activity (i.e. conference presentations, published work, etc.).
  • Able to use an array of technology tools including databases, SQL, R, Tableau, Microsoft office suite, 3M Encoder, and social networking platforms.
As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. West Virginia University is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Patient care facilities include a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Qualifications :

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable. Salary and academic rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Applicants should apply at:
with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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