Medical Informatics Faculty - Program Director

  • Columbia State Community College
  • 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


A full-time faculty is responsible for delivering instruction in various formats (on-line, in person, video-conferencing, or any combination of methods) in the discipline(s) for which she/he has been employed. Instruction may take place at any of the college’s campuses, at a clinical partner facility, or at a designated temporary location. Faculty also provide academic advising and facilitate student success. Technology tools are routinely used to communicate with and support students.

Faculty participate in divisional and institutional activities related to the college’s mission, engage with communities of interest, and promote college programs.

Faculty accepting the appointment of program directors have certain administrative responsibilities in addition to their faculty responsibilities.

Program Director Job Purpose:  The program director provides leadership for a specific program, ensures that the program operates smoothly, develops and implements student recruitment plans and activities, maintains any applicable accreditations, and assists the division dean with the supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff in the program.

Program Directors typically receive one three-hour course re-assignment to attend the administrative duties and to collaborate with practitioners and employers in their program field.


All positions are onsite-in-person unless specifically noted.


Faculty Essential Functions:

1.      Must be able to deliver instruction and evaluate student learning in all instructional delivery formats offered by the specific department at the college and at any of its teaching locations. Formats include but are not limited to in-person, online, hybrid, live streaming, and clinical.

2.      Within a minimum workweek of 37.5 hours, faculty are expected to teach a minimum of 15 hours and hold in person and virtual office hours as defined in College Policy.

3.      Maintain an environment conducive to learning.

4.      Be responsible for course and, when appropriate, laboratory preparation.

5.      Actively participate in curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation.

6.      Provide academic advising to students with an emphasis on retention and success.

7.      Remain current in the teaching area(s) through appropriate professional development activities.

8.      Actively participate on divisional and institutional committees.

9.      Collaborate in building and maintaining relationships within and beyond the institution.

10.     Contribute appropriately to pursuit and achievement of program, division, and institutional mission and strategy.


Program Director Essential Functions:

1.      Publicize the program and recruit students.

2.      Work with the division dean to establish admissions policies, as appropriate to the program and coordinate admission of students to the program.

3.      Ensure that program faculty and students meet and maintain all licensure and other program requirements such as insurance, vaccinations, etc.

4.      Monitor curriculum development, improvement, and evaluation, including program review, Academic Audit, and student learning outcomes assessment for the disciplines in the department.

5.      Participate in the articulation of courses and programs with other educational institutions.

6.      Assure continued compliance of the program with criteria for accreditation of appropriate external accrediting agencies and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

7.      Assist the dean in collaborating with extended services personnel to schedule department course offerings for all college locations.

8.      Serve as liaison to clinical affiliates, internship and practicum sites, where used, develop clinical contracts and ensure that all accrediting agency, college policies, and host requirements are met.

9.      Ensure that the program operates smoothly and its work is done in a timely manner.

10.     Oversee department planning/evaluation and document meetings.

11.     Prepare and submit reports, as required by the institution or external agencies.

12.     Determine staffing needs and work with the division dean and vice president for academic affairs to recruit and hire faculty with an emphasis on maintaining diversity.

13.     Develop and manage the program budgets, including coordination of purchases for all college locations.

14.     Promote the development and maintenance of an academic environment conducive to learning in the program.

15.     Assist the division dean in the resolution of student grievances related to academic policies, procedures, and personnel in the program.

16.     Serve as liaison for the program to other college entities, other educational institutions, and to the general public.

17.     Assist in the orientation, supervision, and evaluation of part-time faculty.

18.     Collaborate with student services personnel to facilitate student success activities, including recruitment, orientation, advising, retention, and student goals completion.

19.     Provide leadership to identify, involve and document meetings appropriate to external advisors to assure program relevance, quality, and graduate success/placements.

20.     Conduct appropriate needs assessments within the program industry to provide an appropriate and current curriculum.



Supplemental Functions:

1.      Actively participate in institutional and, as appropriate, community activities that support the institution's mission.

2.      Support and follow Columbia State's, TBR and other applicable policies and guidelines.

3.      Continue to develop professionally.

4.      Utilize technology as a tool for enhancement of operation, instruction and services.



The Medical Informatics/Health Information Management faculty member Requirements:

  • Certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or equivalent;
  • Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Health Informatics, Business, Information Systems, or related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of occupational and/or professional experience directly related to medical informatics/health information technology.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics:

- Educational methods and administration
- Accreditation procedures
- Certification procedures


Program Specific Responsibilities:

  1. responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing other discipline faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the delivery of discipline courses;
  2. provide evidence that s/he participates in the budget preparation process;
  3. meet/exceed minimum requirements for on-going renewal of professional certification;
  4. responsible for submission of any programmatic/discipline reports ( curriculum changes, course proposals, academic audit, accreditation application and maintenance requirements;
  5. regular and consistent contact with students, faculty and program personnel
  6. The ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and in the language in which the course is taught; the knowledge and/or experience to instruct using a variety of instructional delivery modes; the ability to relate to a diverse faculty, staff and student population; the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and community members; the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.


About Columbia State Community College:

As Tennessee’s first community college (established in 1966), Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five of our campuses.  Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Columbia State is known for excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

Columbia State offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents




Columbia State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other category protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401


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