Overview

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in health care management, information systems, finance, or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by the date of the appointment.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The department invites applications for one to two, tenure track, faculty positions in health care management with areas of expertise in Healthcare Information Systems and/or Healthcare Finance. Applicants with teaching and professional experience who can facilitate students’ application of principles and concepts in health care scenarios will be given strong consideration, and those with health care industry or other relevant experience. The successful applicant will have a focus on teaching excellence in both the traditional face-to-face and online environments. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels. Responsibilities also include advising, coaching, and mentoring students. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to improve access to higher education for under-represented groups.

License/Certification Required

N/A

Description of the Department or Unit

The Health Care Management program began in 1972 and has been continuously certified by AUPHA since 1984. With over 1,400 graduates, the program has a strong network of professionals working in health systems, physician practices, senior care organizations, and other health care organizations throughout North Carolina and the nation. ASU also offers a hybrid online MHA degree that began in the fall of 2016. The health care management program is located within the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS). The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian State University, with over 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College moved into Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary instructional duties will likely include healthcare information systems, electronic health records, project management, and data management and/or introductory and intermediate healthcare finance courses at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Secondary teaching duties for both positions may include other healthcare management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful applicants will have a focus on teaching excellence in both the traditional face-to-face and online environments. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities at the program, department, college, university, profession, and community levels. Responsibilities also include advising, coaching, and mentoring students.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year
9

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2020

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through December 18, 2019.

A complete application consists of the following:

(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy

(3) a research agenda

(4) a curriculum vitae

(5) unofficial copies of all transcripts (one transcript is required, additional transcript is optional)

(6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number

Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu.

Closing Date
12/18/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins
08/15/2019

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name
Trent Spaulding

Search Chair Email
HCMposition@appstate.edu

Quick Link
http://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23227