Clinical Assistant Professor Health Information Management School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center


SHP Health Information Management (HIM)


Health Information Management

Position Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor – Health Information Management – School of Health Professions

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Job Description Summary:

The Clinical Assistant Professor teaches on campus and online courses offered by the Department of Health Information Management (HIM) to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science degree program, as well as two minor programs, offered through the KU School of Health Professions (SHP) Department of HIM. This position reports to the Chair of HIM in the KU SHP. The selected candidate will focus primarily on teaching but is also expected to provide service and/or scholarly contributions to the department, school, university, and/or the industry. Courses assigned are determined based on the needs of the department, but may include coursework in introductory concepts in HIM, quality and performance improvement in healthcare, reimbursement and finance, health information systems, and management, as examples. This position requires a high level of accountability and professionalism, as well as an ability to work effectively with diverse individuals. Academic rank, salary, and tenure/non-tenure status are dependent on the education and experience of the selected candidate.


  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline such as HIM, informatics, business, healthcare administration, education, or similar.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in healthcare and/or higher education work settings
  • Demonstrated experience using various forms of technology

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Doctoral degree

Work Experience:

  • Prior higher education experience, including on campus and online teaching as well as participating in curriculum development
  • Familiarity with online course technologies such as learning management systems and lecture capture systems
  • Evidence of previous scholarship such as article publication and/or research
  • Evidence of professional service to the HIM profession such as volunteerism with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), component state associations of AHIMA, or other relevant professional associations


  • Demonstrated ability to work accountable
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated ability manage and prioritize tasks in timely ways
  • Demonstrated confidence in professional scenarios

Job Description/Duties

Teach undergraduate courses

  • Develop, revise, and teach undergraduate HIM courses, to include on campus and online sections of courses. Supplement course delivery with timely insight into industry expectations, practices, and norms. Clearly explain concepts to diverse learners. Set up courses in learning management systems in accordance with HIM departmental standards.

Manage on campus and online classrooms

  • Meet the needs of all students, perform with ease in high pressure situations, deescalate issues among students, refer students to appropriate resources, and facilitate a positive classroom environment.

Conduct unbiased evaluation of student work

  • Conduct consistent assessment of student learning and rely on tools such as rubrics for objective scoring. Student work must be assessed in unbiased ways and grading must align with policies stated within course syllabi.

Communicate effectively

  • Ensure oral and written communication with all stakeholders is unambiguous and provided in a timely manner. Communication must be professional and appropriate for the audience.

Function responsibly as a member of a team

  • Work as a collegial and communicative member of a team. This position requires ongoing collaboration and communication with colleagues. The selected candidate is expected to use healthy approaches to problem-solving.

Conduct oneself accountably

  • Demonstrate accountability in all aspects of work, including (but not limited to) attending work as scheduled, avoiding class cancellations, asking for help, admitting when something is challenging, utilizing time management techniques to ensure prioritization of tasks, and following through on commitments.

Be a professional role model

  • Provide mentoring to students and consistently engage with students through appropriate and timely communication. Demonstrate professionalism always.

Contribute to a work environment which respects and values diversity

  • Recognize the value of diverse experiences, people, and places. Promote a culture of inclusion. Work alongside others with open-mindedness to new ideas,

Conduct scholarly activities

  • Provide presentations to professional associations, publish peer and non-peer-reviewed manuscripts, and collaborate with others on such activities. Collaborate with colleagues on scholarly projects.

Provide service to the Department, School, and/or University

  • Participate in committee work or special projects in the Department of HIM, KU School of Health Professions, and/or University of Kansas Medical Center, as determined by the Department Chair.

Engage in service to the HIM profession

  • Participate in volunteer and/or elected roles within AHIMA, AHIMA CSA’s, or other relevant professional associations. Engage with industry stakeholders.

Required Documents

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Letter of recommendation by a colleague in healthcare or related industry

If selected as a final candidate for this position, you may be required to complete the Association of American of Universities Representations and Warranties document and sign a release of records that will allow the University of Kansas Medical Center to conduct a further background check with former employers. A copy of the Representations and Warranties document can be found

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus nine paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.

Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR006528.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at


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