Lecturer in Health IT MPS (Non-Tenure Track)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland, United States (on-site)
30 days ago


The Department of Information Systems (IS) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer.  This position will also serve as Assistant Graduate Program Director (Asst. GPD) for the Health Information Technology graduate program. This full-time position begins as soon as possible.

The Information Systems Department has 39 full-time faculty and over 1,800 students. Our growing department offers undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Business Technology Administration.  In addition, the Department houses the Master’s in Health Information Technology, which is a professional degree program. Graduate degree programs, MS and PhD, are offered in both Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing, including an innovative online MS program in IS.  Further details can be found at https://informationsystems.umbc.edu/.

UMBC’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Health Information Technology is tailored to meet the needs of professionals in a variety of fields. The program prepares working professionals for careers in health information technology. Courses are offered on weekday evenings at UMBC’s Catonsville campus or online; courses are taught by professionals; students do not write a thesis; and emphasis is on applications and tools. Students are trained to gain advanced skills in strategy, policy, management, and analytics within the context of the health IT field. For more information about the UMBC Graduate Health Information Technology Program, please visit our website at https://professionalprograms.umbc.edu/health-information-technology/

As a Research 1 (R1) university, UMBC 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: According to the 2021 US News and World Best Colleges Report, UMBC is ranked 6th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 6th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. Our research is bold, cross disciplinary, and leverages our location near Baltimore-area hospitals, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. Inclusive excellence also means being a strong community partner in Baltimore. The UMBC Shriver Center and Center for Democracy and Civil life help forge and maintain connections. Social justice is core to our role in Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond.

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding faculty in their educational mission with regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. In the 2022 Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work For rankings, UMBC is on the list for the 13th year in a row and is in the Honor roll for the 11th year.

UMBC’s campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences, and training. We are surrounded by one of the largest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters, and a symphony orchestra. The city's famous Inner Harbor area is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nation's capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 minutes from the D.C. Beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region's resources by car or public transportation.

An informational webinar about this position will be offered in March or April 2023.  Interested applicants may sign-up at https://forms.gle/eRErvQHEXabgK7ju5.  A recording of the session will also be sent.

Applications for the positions must be submitted as PDF files via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/119647. Review of
applications will start in March 2023 but will continue until positions are filled.
A complete submission will consist of:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) One-page statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
5) Two-page statement of research interests.
6) Names and contact information of at least three references. Letters will be required later for
short-listed candidates.


The minimum qualification is a master’s degree in health informatics, health information technology, or a closely related discipline. Candidates should also be involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at any level in education or industry.  Ideal candidates will also have evidence of strong organizational skills, as well as relevant experience in academia, industry, or government. Candidates who have had a non-academic career are encouraged to apply and should emphasize their commitment to staff development and mentorship.  The position will have teaching and administrative responsibilities.

The Lecturer and Asst. GPD position is renewable. The position will teach a wide range of courses, primarily at the Graduate level. The position involves advising students, mentoring teaching assistants, and helping to shape departmental practices and policies. Administrative responsibilities include reviewing applications, conducting industry outreach, and organizing recruitment and engagement events with current and prospective students.    

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68307935
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Lecturer in Health IT MPS (Non-Tenure Track)
  • Company Name For Job: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Worksite: Academic Institution
  • Job Function: Health Information Educator
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Salary: $125,000.00 - $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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