Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Information Management - Revised
University of Alaska - Sitka, AK

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The Health Information Management (HIM) Associate of Applied Science degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast was implemented in 1992 and has been nationally accredited since its first survey in 1994. The program is distance-delivered and is seeking a creative, self motivated and collaborative person to help develop and expand the HIM program. The position is a full-time, tenure track position in Sitka, Alaska beginning August 11, 2013, or sooner depending on applicant availability. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level depending upon experience.

Faculty member will be responsible for undergraduate teaching, advising, and recruiting activities within the University of Alaska Southeast Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily web-based synchronous course delivery, plus face-to-face non-credit professional develoment training as demand warrants.

Successful applicant must relocate/reside in Sitka, Alaska.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

-- Experience teaching a range of HIM courses.
-- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
-- Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices in course design and delivery
-- Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, online resources, and other technologies for the classroom
-- Ability to advocate for the university

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

-- Bachelor's degree Baccalaureate degree in related area (health information, health services administration, business, computer science, education, or other health-related area)
-- Credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or ability to get credential within two years of hire (OR) Certification in one or more Health Information Technology Competency Examinations (HITPRO) (OR) Certification in one of HIMSS examinations within one year of hire.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

-- Two years full-time or equivalent, post-secondary teaching experience

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

-- Master's degree preferred
-- Experience interpreting student needs to produce effective instructional, interactive, course materials
-- Post-secondary instruction and course administration experience as the instructor of record, teaching HIM courses or health information technology courses or career training, continuing education or professional develoment traing experience
-- Ability to work effectively with nontraditional, ethnically diverse, and under prepared students
-- Knowledge of and an ability to integrate instructional technology in the classroom
-- Experience in health information technology, information security, database or system administration, or related field
-- Information technology related certifications (i.e., Net+, CCNA)
-- Experience teaching blended, hybrid or fully online courses in a higher education environment
-- Professional experience in a management-related position in the healthcare industry
-- Exerience working with Electronic Health Records

Special Instructions to Applicants

Paper or emailed applications are not accepted.

In order to be considered for this position, please attach the following documents:

1) Cover letter relating qualifications to this position
2) Curriculum Vita
3) Names and contact information of three professional references; list, at a minimum, one recent supervisor
4) Copies of post-secondary transcripts and certifications
5) List of courses taught; as instructor of record; include the course dates and delivery method
6) Other supportive documents that demonstrate effective teaching (e.g. evaluations, course syllabi)

For assistance with the application process or for information regarding this position call Nicole Rogers, Human Resources at UAS Sitka Campus, at 907-747-7706 or e-mail at

Special Conditions of Employment

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office.

Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska.

Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security.

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Job Duties


Support University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. Teach undergraduate courses primarily at a distance using various delivery techniques. Candidate must be able to teach, in a manner consistent with the specific course content description, in two or more of the following course areas: coding, legal, management, healthcare information technology, or billing and reimbursement. Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Mentor and advise students. Be proactive in modifying and developing curriculum in support of e-Learning delivery of program courses.

Provide University and Community service. Perform regular public service. Participate in university/departmental governance and activities.

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