Visiting Faculty, Master of Science Healthcare Informatics Program
About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one
of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national
leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90
undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield,
Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and
Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the
University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media
& the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions;
the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of
Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley
College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from
other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The
contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual
tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be
forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their
communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022
Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred
Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a
Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that
includes choir, band, dance and theatre.
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The College of Health Professions invites applications for a one-year, non-
tenure track visiting faculty position in the Healthcare Informatics &
Administration department. The position could start as early as January 1,
2022-July 30, 2022 , and primary teaching responsibilities would be in the
Master of Healthcare Informatics program. Position renewal will be dependent
on program need and performance evaluation.
Duties of this position:
Collaborate with the Chair as assigned, in the development and
implementation of appropriate program structures including program
mission, philosophy, and curriculum design, and policies and procedures.
Provide high quality service to students.
Teach in agreed upon content areas of the MSHI curriculum.
Serve as an articulate advocate with the University and in the public
arena to advance the MSHI major and recruit students.
Demonstrate leadership through work in local health care community
agencies and organizations to promote a reputation for excellence.
Promote high standards of performance in teaching, service, and scholarly
Foster interdisciplinary and collaborative activities at major, program,
college and university levels.
Uphold the University's Mission, the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, and
the University's Common Core curriculum in teaching and curricular design
Advise students regarding their unique educational goals.
Terminal degree in a health profession and/or Doctoral preparation in that
health profession or related field
Teaching experience in higher education.
Demonstrated clinical experience and expertise in healthcare informatics
or closely related profession.
Demonstrated experience in clinical research, scholarship, and
Ability to actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply
our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a
safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and
awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that
understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the
community as a whole.
Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for
Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.
Teaching responsibilities may require some evening classes and/or off-site
Qualified candidates should submit: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum
vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research
program, 5) copies of graduate transcripts, 6) examples of syllabi from
courses taught (if available). Three current letters of recommendation will
be required if you are selected for a screening interview. Questions regarding
this position may be addressed to Dr. Stephen Burrows,
Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences,
recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a
community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal
opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the
wider world in which we live are encouraged.