Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Finance (on campus and online formats)
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training


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Become an adjunct faculty member at a top 100 university and play a pivotal role in shaping the emerging practitioners in your field! The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of more than 150 years of academic excellence. As one of ten colleges at the University of Denver, University College is the college of professional and continuing studies and has been a leader in adult education since 1938. Our mission as a private institution dedicated to the public good is to deliver enduring professional growth and personal development by providing adult learners access to the University of Denver through alternative educational pathways. We seek adjunct faculty who will commit to and advance our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). University College offers fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults. Learn more about University College at https://universitycollege.du.edu/about/.

Position Summary

The Healthcare Management program at University College at the University of Denver is currently seeking adjunct faculty with extensive industry experience in healthcare management to teach HC 4015 Healthcare Finance. At this time, we are seeking applicants that can teach in person, on-campus hybrid, and online course formats.

HC 4015 Healthcare Finance course description:

This course presents an overview of financial management in healthcare organizations operating in the United States. Students will gain a broad overview of the business of healthcare in the United States, including interpretation of financial statements, budgeting, variance analysis, operational analysis, capital investment analysis, expense management issues, revenues, and payment systems used in the current United States healthcare system. The course will use a case-based approach where students will demonstrate mastery of financial management skills through application of knowledge to real-life scenarios from the industry.

Please visit https://universitycollege.du.edu/hc/ for a complete list of program concentrations and courses. Our courses are offered in two formats: online and hybrid (50% on campus/50% online). University College uses the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas for all courses, regardless of delivery mode. Instructors will receive a designed course container and will be expected to manage and engage in the course while infusing real-world examples into the curriculum and offering a diversity of perspectives as presented through materials, resources, authors/readings, and speakers if applicable.

University College fosters a learning culture, where questions are expected; information and wisdom are shared; and community members respectfully challenge each other's perspectives and engage in personal reflection. We celebrate our successes, measure our progress, and realize our goals through collective action. We strive to be culturally aware of our behaviors; aim to ignite continuous growth within each individual; and seek to enhance our impact on students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Applicants should strive to exemplify our values: honor the individual, champion learning, transform lives, work together, and pursue excellence. The University of Denver deeply values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about DEI at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Our adjunct faculty actively contribute to DEI goals through their teaching efforts and professional work. University College builds an educational community that embodies values of inclusivity and diversity. We embrace a commitment to DEI by fostering a welcoming environment for our diverse students, staff, and faculty to learn and grow. We embed the values of diversity and inclusivity in all our programs: lifelong learning opportunities and varied curricular offerings.

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty at University College are subject matter experts in their field and integrate professionally relevant, diverse examples into their teaching and discussions. They adhere to University College Faculty Teaching Expectations and meet the following expectations:

Prepare Course Container for the Quarter

  • Prepare and post course syllabus using the University College syllabus template by deadlines.
  • Update policies, ensure content is error-free, and become familiar with ed-tech tools embedded into the course.

Provide Subject Matter Expertise

  • Make clear to students how content is professionally applicable.
  • Foster and model critical thinking through videos that demonstrate or explain, discussions, and/or live synchronous sessions.

Maintain Regular and Consistent Instructor Presence in Your Course

  • Integrate instructor-generated weekly videos.
  • Employ University College-supported ed-tech tools.
  • Consistently and equitably support and communicate with each student.
  • Employ highly engaged discussion facilitation.
  • Engage in discussion boards with substantive comments no fewer than three days per week.

Provide Specific, Relevant, and Timely Feedback

  • Provide feedback on student work within seven days of submission.
  • Use grading rubrics for all assignments.
  • Provide specific grading comments that foster growth, improvement, and learning.

Foster an Engaged and Inclusive Learning Environment

  • Foster an environment in which students feel comfortable sharing their ideas, thoughts, and questions.
  • Facilitate active discussions that embrace a diversity of perspectives.
  • Ensure that you and your students engage in professional and appropriate communication.
  • Utilize and engage diverse perspectives in teaching materials and practices.

Model and Uphold Academic Standards

  • Report concerns regarding the DU Honor Code.
  • Use plagiarism-detection tool embedded in Canvas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of healthcare management principles and practices.
  • Ability to select the most relevant instructional multimedia and/or tech tools, and write effective copy, texts, audio and video scripts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education in general and adult learners in particular.
  • Proven experience in healthcare finance and revenue cycle.
  • Information analysis and management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to adapt priorities and focus.
  • Commitment to showcasing a diverse range of perspectives, experts, authors, and resources.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in health administration, MBA or JD with a healthcare focus, MSN, MD, or a master's degree and healthcare management industry experience.
  • Successful teaching/facilitation experience with adults.
  • Work or academic experience congruent with the content of a course or courses offered within our healthcare management program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in healthcare related field or a terminal degree and healthcare management industry experience.
  • Recognition of professional accomplishment in an area of expertise related to course or courses offered within our healthcare management program.
  • Publication in the healthcare field.
  • Professional presentations related to the healthcare field.
  • Licensing and/or certification by professional organizations.
  • Completion of an education or training program on adult learning or internship/apprenticeship that addresses adult learning principles and practices.

Application Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for the 2021-2022 academic year. Preference will be given to early applications.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

Stipend is determined by enrollment.

4-8 students

$2,703

9-14 students

$3,825

15-23 students

$4,233

Benefits

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Please provide a one page personal statement focusing on one of the following topics: health equity, inclusive teaching practices, or healthcare in diverse populations.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see https://www.du.edu/equalopportunity/non-discrimination-statement.


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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