Director of Health Information Management

Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing at IUPUI in Indiana

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 19, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI

Director of Health Information Management

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC), Department of BioHealth Informatics, at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for the Director of Health Information Management (HIM).


The Department seeks a visionary leader determined to ambitiously expand our undergraduate program, increase its national and international stature, and maximize the career prospects of its graduates. The Program Director is also responsible for maintaining current Health Information Management professional knowledge and connections, and for infusing that knowledge into relevant courses and the professional practicum courses. The Director takes responsibility for strategic planning, implementation, recruiting, ongoing accreditation activities, and representing the Department and School to state and national HIM organizations. Other responsibilities include helping hire faculty, providing annual reviews, overseeing class schedules, supervising admissions, educating and communicating with external advisors about the HIM program and profession, and working with the Communications Director to develop promotional materials.  As a part of the IUPUI faculty, the Director is also responsible for teaching, engaging in scholarly activities, and serving as a member of School and campus committees. 

The IUPUI campus, with over 30,000 students, is located in downtown Indianapolis. The SOIC was founded in 2000 and is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of subdisciplines. SOIC offers three Ph.D. programs (Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Human-Computer Interaction), four masters programs (Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Media Arts and Science), and three baccalaureate programs (Informatics, Health Information Management, and Media Arts and Science). Nearly 1,000 students are enrolled in the school's programs, with SOIC faculty and students enjoying state-of-the art facilities, including fully equipped classrooms, laboratories and offices in its brand new building. For information on the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI, please see

SOIC is situated on the academic Medical Center Campus, home to the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second largest medical school in the US. During the FY 200910, the IUPUI campus was awarded $400.34M for funded research, much of it in health and life science. SOIC collaborates with the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized informatics and healthcare research organization that has pioneered electronic medical records, computerized provider order entry, clinical decision support, regional health networks, and many of the data standards that drive them.

SOIC also enjoys collaborative partnerships with the Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indiana University Health (IUH, one of the largest health care systems in the Midwest), the IU School of Nursing, as well as the Purdue Schools of Engineering and Technology and Science. Indianas comprehensive strengths and leadership in health and health information technology are promoted by BioCrossroads, a statewide initiative, which partners with research institutions, global companies, philanthropic organizations and government to advance growth and innovation and Advancing Health and Life Science IT (ALHIT), an economic development group dedicated to expanding opportunities for HIM companies in the state.


Requirements for this appointment include the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential and a masters level degree in a field related to Health Information Management. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of five years of teaching experience plus three years of experience in the Health Information Management field; advanced level computer literacy, including extensive knowledge of software applications typically used in health information management departments; experience with management and leadership roles; and experience with coding, HIPAA, and Release of Information. 

For additional information about the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, including degrees, course descriptions, plans of study and faculty research, please see


Electronically submit a statement on your philosophy of teaching, curriculum vita, cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and names and contact information of three references to:


Teresa Stukey

Human Resources Coordinator


The School of Informatics and Computing is eager to consider applications from women and people of color. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.