Tennessee State University Assistant/Associate Professor-Health Information Management

Design, teach and coordinate classroom and laboratory courses in areas of health information management and health informatics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in health statistics and analysis, quality assessment and improvement, and application of computer systems in a health care setting. Recruit, advise and mentor students; provide service to the campus and professional communities; and contribute to related research areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a CAHIIM accredited college/university program in Health Information Management or Health Informatics;
  • Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA);
  • Master’s degree in health informatics, health information management, or related field (such as statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, business analytics, health sciences – bioengineering/bioinformatics);
  • At least three to five years’ experience in the field of health informatics, health care/business analytics, health information management or health technology;
  • Experience with SAS, SQL and Java programming languages;
  • Experience with big data and query technologies such as Python, R, Hadoop, Hive, and Tableau;
  • Knowledge and relevant experience with computer applications in healthcare and educational settings, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in health informatics, statistics, computer science or related field (required for senior faculty rank at the tenure track/assistant/associate professor level);
  • Experience teaching in workforce or college/university settings in both traditional and online delivery methods;
  • Experience in data mining, data warehousing, data analytics, predictive modeling, data mapping, data reporting, health care technologies, and project management;
  • Demonstrated ability in clinical decision support using clinical process modeling (such as UML-Unified Modeling Language, UP-Unified Process); and query technique (using systems such as SQL, Oracle, Python, and others).

The preferred candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of healthcare and health care insurance industry, products, systems, business strategies and analytics; an ability to gather data and information from key stakeholders to inform the development of projects, policy and curriculum; and an ability to communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our faculty and play a pivotal role in the development of a health informatics and analytics component within our current Health Information Management program. For more information, please contact Program Director, Valerie Brock at vbrock@tnstate.edu or 615-963-7430.