Full-Time Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing

Starting Salary RangeBase Salary: Mid 40's to Upper 50's. See details below regarding potential for additional compensation.Compensation Details

Starting salary is dependent on education, directly related experience and internal equity. After completing the second probationary semester, the potential exists to earn additional compensation by teaching overload and spring/summer sessions. This additional compensation varies based on several factors, including educational level and step. For example, a faculty member with a Master's degree at Step 0 who teaches 9 hours of overload during the fall and winter semesters would earn an additional $19,500. Teaching during the spring/summer sessions would also generate additional compensation beyond the base salary.


Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in
efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently
assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty
adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of
Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, full-time faculty
have the following key responsibilities which are described more fully below in the Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities section:


• Professional development

• Curriculum Development

• Collegial Responsibilities

• Actively participate in efforts focused on the College's operational success.

• Communication

• Safety

Specific Teaching Assignment:

Conducts classes in Practical and Associate Degree Nursing theory, laboratory and clinical practice in

accordance with program philosophy, objectives and procedures.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Faculty are sometimes called upon to perform quasi-supervisory responsibilities, particularly in their role

as Coordinators. When interacting with support specialist of the AVT Skill Laboratory and office

assistants, will provide direction on tasks and/or request action to be taken within specific time frame.

Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities:
1. Facilitate learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve student success

a. Works to create a supportive, student-centered learning environment both in the classroom

and outside of it, particularly by being responsive to students' needs.

b. The expectation is to teach a combination of theory, lab and clinical classes as available.

c. Coordinates and integrates efforts for individual students with the support activities and

professionals in Student Services.

d. Mentor students seeking career and academic advice.

e. Responds to student needs within the scope of his/her responsibilities by maintaining

required office hours and communicating with students by making appropriate use of

telephone, email, fax and mail.

f. Takes a pro-active role in the planning and development of instruction to be delivered in

both face to face and/or classroom/laboratory presentations and through technology delivered formats based on students' and institutional needs and subject matter requirements.

g. Follows appropriate standard instructional design practices in course preparation, including

creation of timely and current syllabi, development of learning activities and creation of

examinations and other assessment mechanisms.

h. Provides learning activities that meet course objectives and the needs of diverse student


i. Uses a variety of measures to implement programs to assess student performance and

makes appropriate changes, in content and methods, based upon results in conjunction with

departmental and College procedures.

j. Supports and implements an appropriate use of technology in the curriculum.

k. Infuses diversity, local, community, global and environmental awareness into the

curriculum as applicable.

l. Maintains accurate records of student progress and adheres to college, State, and Federal

deadlines for submitting reports and records related to student learning and student


m. Maintains confidentiality of student records according to the guidelines established under


For Lab Courses

n. Designs and conducts lab experiments related to established course objectives.

o. Coordinates course delivery with support labs and tutors.

p. Works with student lab assistants in the maintenance and development of the lab.

q. Assists in maintaining and specifying of equipment for the ongoing development of one or

more labs.

For Nursing/Allied Health

r. Performs other professional duties that may be assigned; initiate activity in support of the

College mission

s. Observes, assists, and helps clinical preceptors supervise students during their clinical


t. Assesses instruction in the clinical sites and plans with program coordinator and medical

director for staff development activities for clinical preceptors as appropriate.

u. Conducts students' performance evaluations using approved evaluation instrument as


v. Ensures that instruction in the clinical sites is properly coordinated and that all students

receive adequate medical and technical instruction, exposure and experience.

w. Develops rotation schedules that provide for equitable clinical exposure for all students.

x. Develops and maintains performance and proficiency records on all students during

clinical phase of their program. Provides timely clinical performance feedback to students

as appropriate, documenting progress or lack of same.

2. Maintains an ongoing program of professional development that encompasses both subject matter
currency as well as pedagogy.


a. Maintains an active and on-going program of professional development in his/her

respective field(s) and in other areas related to institutional objectives.

b. Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college

and its constituents such as presentations at conferences in the discipline, presentations at

faculty workshops, writing and publishing in journals, books, etc.

3. Creates and revises curriculum that is current, relevant.

a. Plans develops, evaluates and revises curriculum as appropriate, in order to maintain

currency with the changing pace of industry practice and standards, while addressing

student and institutional needs.

b. Where applicable, supports the work of advisory committees to include incorporating their

suggestions and concerns into curriculum.

c. Collaborates in the development of new programs and courses to keep pace with new and

emerging technologies in order to provide an ongoing diversified curriculum to students.

4. Participates in collegial initiatives and activities at the discipline, division, Academic Affairs and
College-wide levels.

a. Attends and participates in College-level, divisional and discipline faculty meetings.

b. Participates in maintaining and updating divisional governance.

c. Participates in interview committees

d. Participates in evaluations of faculty

e. Serves as a liaison for initiatives with programs in other areas.

f. Assists the Dean and cooperates with colleagues in curriculum planning and development

for the discipline. Participates cooperatively in annual discipline evaluation and revision.

g. Assists the Dean in developing the course schedules

h. Assists the Dean in recruiting full-time and part-time faculty.

i. Actively participates in professional activities such as textbook selection, student

recruitment, serving on college-wide and divisional committees, K-12 outreach, etc.

j. Participates in graduation activities.

5. Actively participate in efforts focused on the College's operational success.

a. Adhere to and support College policies and procedures, goals and objectives.

b. Exercises stewardship of college facilities and materials

c. Supports efforts with Student Services, Continuing Education, and Workforce

Development to create a successful learning institution.

d. Participates cooperatively with other faculty and staff in special projects, such as planning

for new facilities, refurbishing of existing facilities, and scheduling of resources.

e. Be a positive spokesperson for the College when interacting with members of the


6. Communicates respectfully and effectively using reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills with
students, faculty, staff, and administration.

7. Implements appropriate measures to minimize/eliminate safety risks and hazards and creates a safe
learning environment for students. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

1. Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited institution

2. Three years of recent, relevant full-time clinical experience in Nursing, preferably in an acute care

setting within the past five years.

3. Current Michigan Licensure as a Registered Nurse or eligibility to obtain Michigan RN licensure

prior to start date.

4. Evidence of continuing professional development.

5. Demonstrates excellent human relations skills.

6. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.

7. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from

diverse backgrounds.

8. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional

journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business

correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to

questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

9. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages, ratios, and

proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability

and statistical inference.

10. 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.

11. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.

12. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to

instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college

objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and

maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and

written communication.

* A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate's expense, by a professional evaluation service.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

1. Teaching experience at community college level.

2. Clinical experience in pediatric and/or obstetrical nursing.

3. Familiarity with use of computer-based instruction, distance learning, learning technologies,

competency-based instruction and modularized courseware.


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