The Department of Information Systems (IS) of the University of Maryland
Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a 12-month, Full Time, Non-tenure track Professor of the Practice position.
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Information Systems, this position serves as the Graduate Program Director of UMBC's program leading to a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Health Information Technology. This program is offered to professional students through a partnership between the IS Department and UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies (DPS). The incumbent is expected to teach at least two courses per semester in the program. In addition, by closely working with the Department committees and faculty, the incumbent will: participate in the curriculum design and instruction; recruit and supervise qualified part-time faculty; collaborate with DPS on administrative tasks such as program marketing, student recruitment and retention activities; pursue business development opportunities with industry; manage UMBC's Health Information Technology Management Advisory Board; and carry out the administrative duties associated with academic program oversight. The incumbent is expected to attend all departmental meetings, faculty gatherings, and social events at UMBC’s main campus and help with academic and administrative work at the main campus program when necessary.
Education/Experience: Requires a doctorate degree in any of the following: information systems, computer science, health/medical informatics, public policy, biomedical engineering or other related areas. Applicants are expected to have at least five years of relevant professional experiences and/or teaching experience in the classroom and/or online environment. Extensive experience as a Health IT professional is desired. Experience with industry-oriented graduate programs is preferred.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit a cover letter, complete CV, a brief statement of teaching, a statement of contributions to diversity, and names of three professional or academic references (letters will be required later for short listed candidates) via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/73951. Document review and selection of candidates will start immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Emailed applications will not be accepted. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, HIT_gpd_search@umbc.edu
UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach, and we are one of the most innovative universities in the nation (US News). To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center provides excellent support such as classroom observation, collection and analysis of student feedback as well as regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near to the hospitals in Baltimore, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. UMBC’s strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many high-tech companies as well. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as one of the best colleges to work for, for the ninth year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply committed to the success of all of our faculty. We have various mentoring programs such as “launch committees” to offer regular and structured mentorship for faculty to develop a thriving and successful research program and the Eminent Scholar mentoring program to build relationships with leaders in the field beyond UMBC. The campus is close to both energetic urban centers and family-friendly suburbs. Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott City have been routinely ranked as top 10 best places to live in the US.
We especially welcome applications from candidates who are eager to contribute to the diversity mission of the university and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs. Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of African American undergraduates who go on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. and #2 nationally for African American undergraduates who complete a STEM Ph.D. The IS department also has a diverse student body with 23% from under-represented minorities and half of our full-time faculty are female.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award to promote hiring and advancement of women in science and engineering. We welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.