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Assistant Professor, Nursing Program (Part-time) 12-164(3)

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Nursing Program (Part-time) 12-164
Department:

Nursing Program

Reports To:

Director for the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Prepared By:

Carol Snapp

Prepared Date:

October 2011

Approved By: Carol Wuenschel
Approved Date:

October 2011

Summary

Under the general direction of the Director for the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) provides students with instruction of the highest standards, evaluate student progress, assist in preparation of syllabi, assist in activities furthering the work of the institution, communicate necessary information to students, provide academic advice to students as needed and serve on standing and ad hoc committees as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Description

We are looking for experienced nursing educators for a part-time position in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teaching/Facilitation

  • Provide competent instruction in the clinical and theoretical area of nursing.
  • Maintain high standards and promote excellence in education.
  • Participate in and contribute to the team-teaching of classroom and clinical courses and model team-enhancing behavior for students.
  • Promote positive and productive relationships with area hospitals, clinics, business, industries, and agencies.
  • Assist the nursing program director in scheduling and confirming use of clinical sites, curriculum content and classroom scheduling and providing education and support for adjunct nursing faculty.
  • Continue as competent faculty in nursing by seeking new knowledge, improving teaching skills, and updating professional competencies.
  • Collect, record, maintain, and submit accurate class records including grades, absences, withdrawal and/or class drop information to appropriate offices.
  • Maintain attendance records for clinical groups and for classes taught and turn these records into the Program office promptly.
  • Evaluate the progress of students in all classes according to institutional, divisional, departmental, and individual criteria.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of materials such as those used in academic administration when requested, including course syllabi, program outlines, articulation, and catalog materials.
  • Promote student development through enrichment, mentoring experiences and advising.
  • Become familiar with institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the college catalog and the Faculty Handbook and follow such policies and procedures.

Service

  • Supports and participates in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution;
  • Supports the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students;
  • Acts as an active member of the Hood College community.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carry out supervisory responsibilities as they may occur for directing student workers or graduate assistants in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, and training student workers; appraising performance; addressing concerns and resolving problems.

Competencies

To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrates the following competencies:                          

  • Discipline Mastery:  Strong knowledge of subject matter; strong research skills; on-going interaction and/or development of skills related to discipline; 
  • Teaching Mastery:  Strong knowledge of current learning theory and appropriate teaching methodology for diverse student populations;
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.  Presents classroom lectures that are coherent and logical;
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans;
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments;.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the academic work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events;
  • Dependability: Commits resources necessary to assist students to reach goals;
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Education and Experience

An unencumbered license as a registered nurse eligible to practice in the state of Maryland and teaching experience in nursing are required.  A master’s degree in a nursing field is required.  A doctorate in nursing or highly related field is preferred.  A background in nursing informatics or community health is a plus.

Technology Skills

Proficient in office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to use available instructional technology resources to effectively teach in a manner conducive to classroom presentation including, but not limited to, use of audio visual equipment, computer, educational software, etc.

Language Skills

Proficient in the communication of key concepts for the specific discipline in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Ability to read and interpret documents such as research studies, administrative policies, and journals, newspapers, etc. Ability to write lesson plans, respond to email messages, create routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts as appropriate for particular discipline.  Higher-level concepts may be required for some disciplines.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; and walk; occasionally to use hands, fingers, and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements include ability to read student assignments and grade appropriately.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Noise could include interaction with students, faculty, staff, and the public; other noise may be generated by office equipment including telephone, computers, and instructional equipment.  Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.

To Apply

Qualified candidates may apply by sending curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Catherine Lonas, Nursing Program, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD  21701 or via email nursingprogram@hood.edu

Hood College is committed to diversity and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EEO

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit www.hood.edu/non-discrimination.