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Adjunct Faculty Online / Distance-Learning


TITLE: Apply Adjunct Faculty Online / Distance-Learning
Healthcare
LOCATION: Online
DATE POSTED: 01-23-2019
SCHEDULE: Adjuncts are needed to teach classes for Fall 2019 semester. We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise to teach the following course(s): The courses are three, five, and seven--week courses. 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

LeTourneau University invites applications for adjunct faculty members qualified to teach in the undergraduate and graduate online healthcare administration program at LeTourneau University.  We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise to teach the following course(s):

HCMG4313 Legal, Social, and Ethical Aspects of Health Care - This course provides a working knowledge of law and ethics in a wide variety of healthcare topics, enabling students to deal with common legal and practical problems facing patients, their families, practitioners, caregivers, and society within the healthcare industry. Students must possess a basic knowledge of ethics and the law as it applies to their areas of responsibility. Pre-requisites: HCMG3023

HCAD5513 Health Care Law, Policy, and Ethics - This course is an in-depth study of U.S. legal system, history of medicine, terminology, processes, and functions encountered in the taxonomy of the legal system relative to health care administration. This course introduces the concepts of contracts and intentional torts, negligence, corporate health care structure, liability of health care organizations, medical staff privileges, competition and anti-trust law, fraud, ethics, and corporate compliance. Prerequisites: HCAD5333

HCAD5253 Economics for Health Care Managers - The course provides a basic understanding of economic concepts relative to management decisions. The course examines the framework for understanding pricing, regulation costs, market demand, profitability and risk. Prerequisites:  HCAD5233

HCMG4333 Marketing Health Care Services - This course introduces various marketing strategies and how they apply to the healthcare industry. Media types, internal and external marketing strategies, feedback streams and assessment measures as well as legal and ethical practices in marketing as they relate to healthcare are discussed. Pre-requisites: HCMG3023

HCAD6213 Health Care Marketing and Strategic Planning - This course provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles and concepts of health care marketing. Essential elements of marketing are discussed in detail to assist students in applying this knowledge in today’s dynamic health care environment. This is coupled with providing students with the opportunity to investigate the strategic management function within health care organizations. Prerequisites: HCAD6103

HCAD5401 Population Health Management - Population health enables governments and organizations to increase access, decrease costs, and improve quality and health outcomes. The aging of populations, the rising costs of healthcare, and the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions require comprehensive approaches to create health delivery infrastructure and suitable incentives that promote global populations to embrace lifestyles that prevent disease and support healthy living. This course is designed to provide students with a foundation and an overview of essential population health principles and practices to address the prioritized healthcare needs of populations with a goal of making recommendations to improve access to care, improve quality of care and reduce cost of care. Prerequisites: HCAD5333

HCAD6301 Health Care Quality I - This course will explore the risk and quality management processes in depth. The student will be introduced to risk management strategies that reduce the likelihood of harm to people and financial loss in addition to quality management activities to ensure that standards are met and to optimize the quality of healthcare. As these functions are interwoven throughout the organization (e.g., information management, medical staff issues, insurance, claims administration, etc.), the concept of risk and quality management as “everyone’s responsibility” will be emphasized. Prerequisites: HCAD6103

HCAD6401 Health Care Quality II - This course provides students with an understanding of quality management and performance improvement.  Attention is given to quality management components, such as quality assessment, risk management, utilization management, outcomes assessment, and benchmarking which are used in evaluating and improving health care services and patient safety. The course focuses primarily on providing students the necessary knowledge and skills for understanding systems improvement and then participating and leading quality improvement (QI) efforts.  Students gain competence in applying the principles, processes, and tools used in QI as they plan an improvement project using the Institute of health care Improvement Model.  Students are introduced to factors that impact patient safety and explore ways of identifying and reducing risks. Students also gain knowledge of the importance of measuring and managing service excellence and patient satisfaction. Prerequisites: HCIT6423

HCMG3163 Long Term Care - This course introduces the student to the principles of nursing home management and assisted living services which examines administrative and staffing functions relating to clients, community, public policy, programming and financing. Pre-requisites: HCMG3023

Primary Duties:

  • Provide inspirational and motivational instruction of the subject matter.
  • Post weekly announcements detailing assignments and expectations.
  • Daily Canvas access to monitor students’ progression in the course.
  • Respond to student e-mails, questions, and comments within 24 hours.
  • Weekly posting of specific, meaningful, depth-oriented questions in discussion forums to foster student interaction and depth of understanding of the subject matter.
  • Post grades and provide quality feedback for assignments within 4 days of submission.
  • Communicate with program Chair concerning problems or potential problems with students.
QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Master’s Degree (Doctorate preferred), Healthcare or a related field, with at least 18 graduate hours of credit in the discipline and 48 months experience in Subject Area.

·         Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Two to three years’ experience teaching adult learners online in higher education preferred.  A professional commitment to student-centered learning with a record of successful teaching, mentoring and coaching of adult learners.

·         Skill in use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (Email, Canvas Course Management System, Presentation Software and Spreadsheet Software).

·         Supportive of leadership direction, policies, and procedures; team-player contributing to comradery within the faculty and department.

·         Agreement with Christian Statement of Faith and institutional policies of LeTourneau University and LeTourneau University’s Community Covenant.  Positive, cooperative and Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Fall 2019
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Steven D. Mason
Provost LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
E-mail applications to:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu
Fax applications to 903-233-3201.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.