Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Nursing

 

Position Summary:

With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public, two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs help about 49,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals.

 

Anne Arundel Community College has a student body of over 49,000 credit, non-credit, certificate and professional students, including 33 percent of students of color and 1,560 international students from 77 countries.

 

Located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland near historic Annapolis, home to the U.S. Naval Academy, AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore and is not far from Washington, D.C. Bordering the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, the county has 437 miles of waterfront.

 

AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational and work environment. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including, but not limited to: teaching, learning, student success, workplace effectiveness, and engagement in partnerships with local and global communities.

 

Faculty members are expected to serve on department, school and college committees; advise students; engage in professional development activities; and participate in community and business partnerships, research and grant opportunities. Faculty will use technology and learning outcomes assessment to enhance classroom teaching and demonstrate commitment to innovation and teaching excellence. College teaching experience is preferred.

 

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College seeks exceptional teaching faculty who represent a diversity of thought and experience.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

TITLE: Full-Time Faculty

 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing and Healthcare Initiatives

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsible, in conjunction with the Director for:

  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum.
  • Academic advisement of pre-nursing students and students enrolled in the curriculum.
  • Review and revision of all policies pertaining to the curriculum.
  • Meeting requirements of the Faculty Code.
  • Recruiting, screening, and recommending candidates for appointment, promotion and tenure.

 

APPOINTMENT:

  • Term contracts - 1 year (renewable)
  • Tenure - continuing

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: 15 load hours, or its equivalent, per semester

 

FUNCTIONS: Full-Time Faculty

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching Function

Anne Arundel Community College is guided by principles that emphasize student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement to maintain aprogressive and vital learning community. AACC is a premier learning organization that is at the forefront of community college education. As such, faculty will:

  • Deliver instruction in a variety of formats.
  • Integrate learning outcomes assessment techniques in instructional planning, curriculum design and teaching activities.
  • Apply technology to the teaching and learning process.
  • Collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem-solving.
  • Integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into curricula.

 

Duties

While faculty work of 30 faculty load hours per academic year includes primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning and for college, school and department service, advising, and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments. In conjunction with their primary responsibilities, and in various combinations, faculty will:

  • Mentor students, including those students from specific target groups.
  • Mentor new full-time faculty and part-time faculty.
  • Design, format and deliver curriculum in a variety of formats.
  • Train and consult for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.).
  • Develop and implement community education and extended learning programs.
  • Partner with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community through recruitment and marketing, advising, retention strategies and activities.
  • Strengthen relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting institutions.
  • Work with “at-risk” populations.
  • Develop multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity.

 

Other responsibilities:

  • Meet expectations of the Faculty Code regarding teaching effectiveness; college and community service; professional growth; and meeting deadlines.
  • Make bi-annual revision to the Faculty Development Plan with particular focus on maintaining and upgrading clinical skills; submit a Professional Record annually to the Director of Nursing.
  • Insure attendance at all scheduled college and school/departmental meetings. Permission for non-attendance at meetings should be requested from the School Dean. Only full-time faculty are empowered to vote at school/department meetings. Special contract faculty are permitted to vote at weekly curriculum coordinating meetings.
  • Maintain six office hours per week (per Faculty Code). Two of the six office hours may be applied to the weekly coordinating meeting hours.
  • All faculty would be required to meet in person with their advisees two times a semester or once in each eight week block and document the meeting on the Student Advisement form. The forms would then be filed in the student file and be carried with them from course to course.
  • Attend and participate in annual meetings with clinical agencies to discuss future clinical plans and evaluate student progress in the clinical units.
  • Recommend students for scholarships and other student awards, e.g., Who’s Who.
  • Meet with nurse managers of assigned clinical unit prior to the beginning of each semester to review schedules and objectives.
  • Assist the coordinator to prepare and present student study guides and other course-related materials.
  • Meet deadlines established by the school dean/director/coordinator.
  • Act as a mentor to new faculty, when assigned, including classroom evaluations, assisting with writing of clinical evaluations, clinical anecdotal records, clinical warnings, and grading of nursing process forms.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled weekly or end of semester coordinating meetings. Share recording of minutes on a rotating basis.
  • Review nursing process forms, complete plans for success during clinical rotations.
  • Meet regularly with students to review their clinical progress.
  • Submit test questions for any material lectured by the designated deadline. On exam days, help with grading and the exam analysis.
  • Submit annually to the director proof that the faculty member is free of active TB and a copy of renewed Maryland RN license
    • See the college health nurse for a PPD (free of charge)
    • In the event of a positive PPD, obtain a chest x-ray at the Anne Arundel County Health Department (free of charge)
  • Submit proof of immunity to rubella, rubeola and varicella to the department chair. This can be done by:
    • Obtaining one or two doses of MMR depending on previous immunizations (free of charge at the County Health Department)
    • Providing a copy of a rubella, rubeola and varicella titers indicating immunity.
    • If not immune to varicella, obtaining immunizations (not available at the County Health Department).
  • IMMEDIATELY alert the course coordinator or department chair at such time that a student is giving evidence of unsafe or unsatisfactory performance.
  • IMMEDIATELY alert the director or school dean of any unsafe hospital incident or situation, with a potential college liability which, in the faculty member’s professional opinion, may need further follow-up.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, or higher, in Nursing.
  • A minimum of two years of current Medical/Surgical/Telemetry nursing experience.
  • Teaching and curriculum development experience a must.
  • Evening and Weekend hours required.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience with practical nursing education.
  • Earned Ph.D. in nursing.
  • Effective leadership, team building skills and a strong commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, administration, and community members.
  • Proficiently in a second language (Spanish).

 

For full position descriptions, required qualifications and to apply, please visit our web site at www.aacc.edu/employment and click on Career Opportunities.

 

Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer