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Open Rank - Healthcare Administration

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Open Rank - Healthcare Administration
Department Sch Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530
Vacancy Number 16F-162
Position Number 453
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks a creative and visionary leader for an open rank, nine-month tenure-track position in the School’s proposed Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program beginning August 2018. Appointment at the Associate or Professor rank is dependent on qualifications. Upon initial appointment, this position will be assigned to one of the current degree programs within the CHHS and will be tasked with the continued development and implementation of the proposed Masters of Healthcare Administration that is scheduled for initial enrollment in Fall 2019.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
• Earned doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Management, Public Health, Health Services, Healthcare Informatics, Business Administration/Management with Health Care Management/Administration and/or Health Informatics and/or Health Information Management/Technology emphasis or related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Healthcare Administration.
• Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in the Healthcare Administration field.
• Evidence of successful college teaching experience in multiple delivery formats including online (traditional and accelerated) and face-to-face on-campus lecture, in Healthcare Administration or a closely-related curriculum.
• Previous successful experience in academic leadership positions.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
• Previous experience with professional organizations and accreditation (CAHME, CAHIIM, AUPHA).
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Evidence of successful community involvement including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant healthcare-related agencies.
• Strong communication and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the College and University.
• Evidence of successful technology integration in course delivery.
• Have two or more years’ experience as a manager or supervisor in a healthcare organization resulting in direct industry specific administrative knowledge.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The proposed Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare graduates with the essential foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide effective, ethical, and innovative leadership, management, and administration across a wide range of health systems and organizations. The proposed MHA will be a 36-42 credit hour graduate degree program with a curriculum aligned with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) standards and competencies. The curriculum will be offered through UNCW’s Online Accelerated Program or the “OAP model.” The MHA proposal is currently being reviewed by the University of North Carolina General Administration with the intent to offer the degree starting in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach courses in other CHHS degree programs for the 2018-2019 academic year while providing leadership in the development and implementation of the MHA for launch in Fall 2019.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) opened its doors in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional education, and health and human services knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. Moreover, the CHHS houses two emerging centers: the Center for Healthy Communities and the Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development. The overarching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives. CHHS strives to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship/research, and service. To achieve this excellence, the faculty and staff are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources allocated to the CHHS. The CHHS has a permanent operating budget of $17M, over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 145 permanent employees. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/27/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/17/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

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