HIM Assistant Professor

Texas State University in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Health Information Management (HIM) at Texas State University invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant professor level.


Duties and Expectations of Selected Candidate:  Teach HIM courses on topics which may include health information technology and systems, health information statistics and research, data analytics, health care delivery systems, medicolegal aspects of HIM, health information services management or other HIM specific content areas on campus and via web-based instruction.  In addition, the faculty member is expected to conduct research and publish, participate in curriculum review and development; assist with student selection and advising, and participate in service activities at the department, college, university and professional levels.





  1. Masters degree in Health Information Management, Health Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science/ Computer Information Systems, Public Health, Adult/Continuing Education or other closely related field
  2. Health Information Management or Healthcare related work experience
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly as evidenced by a presentation during the campus visit with faculty



  1. An earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, DHA, DPH) in areas to include Education, Health Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Public Health, Business
  2. RHIA certification
  3. On-line (web-based) course preparation expertise
  4. Previous collegiate/university teaching experience and research experience
  5. Documentation of recent and ongoing professional development

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Please send the following:


  1. A letter of application expressing your intent to apply for the position and a detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the qualifications for the position
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. A completed Texas State Faculty Employment Application            http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/application.html
  4. Three letters from professional references


NOTE:  Documents may be submitted either in hard copy or electronically to

Carla Coco at coco@txstate.edu.  Only complete files will be reviewed. For full consideration, please submit application materials by May 1, 2014.  Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 


Mail hard copy materials to:

Cristian Lieneck, PhD, HIM Search Committee Chair

c/o Ms. Carla Coco

Texas State University

Health Professions Building, Room 302

601 University Drive

San Marcos, Texas  78666-4616



Texas State University

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and among the largest in the state.  Texas States 34,000 students choose from 97 undergraduate and 87 masters and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, the Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 37% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 15 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In the fall of 2011, there are over 1,100 full-time faculty and nearly 2,000 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2011, Texas State had an annual operating budget of $436 million and research expenditures of more than $33 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 1.5 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at http://www.txstate.edu.



Personnel Policies:

Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs.  A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility.  Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory.  The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans.  http://www.humanresources.txstate.edu/benefits.htm


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


The Community:

San Marcos, a city of about 45,000 residents, is situated in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, 30 miles south of Austin and 48 miles north of San Antonio.  Metropolitan attractions plus outdoor recreational opportunities makes the community an attractive place in which to live and work.  Other major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, are within four hours.  Round Rock, a city of 99,887 residents is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country.


Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Round Rock campus.


Texas State University will not discriminate against any person in employment or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veterans status, or on the basis of sexual orientation.  Equal employment opportunities shall include: personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and senior administrative positions. Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of The Texas State University System. Texas State University-San Marcos is an EOE.