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Sacred Heart University

United States

November 7, 2021


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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Job Description:

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 activity
  • 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 activities.
  • Advise students regarding their unique educational goals.
  • Requirements:

  • 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 professional service.
  • 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.
  • Additional Information:

    Teaching responsibilities may require some evening classes and/or off-site classes.

    Application Instructions:

    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.

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