Academic/Faculty, Online/Distance, Other - Academic/Faculty, Public Health
For consideration please submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references.
University of the Sciences (USciences) is offering new online master’s degrees and graduate certificates in Genomics, Health Administration, and Health Informatics. USciences Online provides convenient, high-quality science and healthcare programs to help individuals advance their careers. Together with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, we’ll deliver excellence and innovation in educating the next generation of healthcare leaders.
We are currently hiring adjunct instructors for 100% online, flexible programs and six term starts per year. Each term is eight weeks. Pay per Course: $2,500.00 (graduate level). Below is the schedule for the remainder of 2020:
May 4 - Jun 26
Jun 29 - Aug 21
Aug 24 - Oct 16
Oct 19 - Dec 11
This posting will remain active indefinitely to develop a pool of qualified applicants.
Adjuncts will facilitate Health Informatics courses online/asynchronously to graduate students in USciences Online division. We are interested in innovative teaching approaches that complement the existing strengths of the University and contribute to the excellence of the learning experience and academic community.
Multiple courses available:
Introduction to Health Informatics
Data Management and Clinical Decision Support
Understanding Health Information Systems
Project and Change Management in Health Informatics
Data Management and Utilization
Research Methods in Healthcare Informatics
Strategic Planning in Health Informatics
U.S. Healthcare Policy and Politics in Informatics
Advanced Technology in Healthcare Informatics
Public Health Informatics and Telehealth
Connected Health and Patient Engagement
Healthcare Quality Improvement
Specifically, the Online Adjunct will be expected to facilitate:
Application of data, information and knowledge in healthcare informatics to find solutions at the local, national and international levels.
Information technology, informatics concepts, and methods to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
Effective communication between information technology and healthcare professionals to assess their needs and constraints and to implement appropriate informatics-related interventions.
Evaluation of healthcare informatics policy, including the application of concepts related to health policy analysis.
Current trends in information technology and their application to healthcare quality, efficiency, and cost.
Creation and implementation of organizational strategic plans, utilizing concepts related to project management and change management.
Public health, informatics, telehealth, and population health to improve healthcare quality in a population.
Evaluation of big data sets.
Importance of standard terminology in the setting of data reporting and clinical decision support systems.
Research methods to appropriately conduct research using healthcare informatics data.
Facilitate course via approved course plan/syllabus provided by USciences Online
Adhere to all policies and expectations detailed in the USciences Online Adjunct Faculty Guide
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Master’s degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, data science, or other informatics-related field
Subject matter expert in field
Minimum 2 - 3 years of previous asynchronous, online teaching experience at the graduate level
Comfortable with all aspects of online environment
Flexible schedule to accommodate students in different time zones
Active, ongoing engagement with all students to support learning
1-week turnaround for grading online assignments
24-hour turnaround for e-mails and responses to discussion board posts
One-on-one consultations with students
Willingness/availability to participate in ongoing online faculty development
Adherence to ADA requirements for students with disabilities
The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
The specific statements in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They are typical criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Doctoral degree in Informatics-related field.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Each term is eight weeks. Pay per Course: $2,500.00 (Graduate Level).
Internal Number: R339
About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.