Health Care Management Research and Decision Making, Department of Business Management - Adjunct Faculty
- Job Ref:
- Adjunct Faculty
- Part time
Global Health Services and Administration
Department of Business Management
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach online in the Global Health Services and Administration program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:
HMGT 400: Research and Data Analysis in Healthcare - Prerequisites: HMGT 320 and STAT 200. An introduction to research methods and the process of data identification and analysis in the healthcare field. The objective is to inform healthcare decision making and formulate research hypotheses. Emphasis is on the analytic process, especially in the presentation and interpretation of results. Topics include the use of healthcare databases, the analysis of problems and issues, and evaluation of research in healthcare settings. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HMGT 398C or HMGT 400.
HMGT 307 Managerial Epidemiology and Decision Making in Healthcare - Prerequisites: HMGT 300 and STAT 200. An overview of epidemiologic principles and tools applicable to decision making in healthcare. The objective is to apply the basic principles of descriptive epidemiology to healthcare planning, directing, controlling, organizing, staffing, and financial management; critically evaluate the factors that influence the health status of populations served; and distinguish among study designs in terms of causal inference and sources of bias. Focus is on applying epidemiological and decision-making tools to integrative decision making in healthcare.
HIMS 650 Research Methods for Healthcare Managers - (Formerly HAIN 650.) The application of basic statistics and research methods from the health informatics/information and healthcare administration perspective. Emphasis is on the analysis of clinical and administrative data to assist in decision making; healthcare planning; research; reporting to local, state, and national entities; and policy development. Topics include institutional review boards, ethics in research, the research process, epidemiology, case mix, vital statistics, registries, interpretation and presentation of data, data collection, and quality outcomes and measures. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HAIN 650 or HIMS 650.
Required Education and Experience
- Master's degree in Health Care or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Professional experience in health care or related field.
- Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred.
- This position is specifically to teach online.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Terminal degree in Health Care or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Materials needed for submission
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter highly preferred
- If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit a translation/degree evaluation from a NACES approved vendor.
Who We Are and Who We Serve
UMGC—one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.
The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.
The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC
UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education. Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:
- Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed, and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.
- Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.
- Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.
- Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.
- Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.
The Health Services and Administration Program at UMGC
Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors-degrees/health-services-management-major.cfm
The Health Care Administration Program at UMGC
Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/health-care-administration.cfm
Faculty Training at UMGC
We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.
Position Available and will Remain Open until Filled
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Adjunct faculty candidates will be required to provide official transcripts during the candidate selection process.
The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html.