Assistant Professor of Nursing

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing

Employee Classification: CC Faculty NT 9m

Institution: New Mexico State University Alamogordo

Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico

Target Salary:  $55,000 - 75,000 to commensurate with qualifications

Appointment Full-time Equivalency:  1.0

Exempt or Non-Exempt:  Exempt

Application Deadline:  December 26, 2023

Webpage: http://careers.nmsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/499026

Summary:  NMSU-Alamogordo is seeking an Asst Professor of Nursing. This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), college-track position within the Career & Technology Division.

Classification Summary:
The faculty member’s responsibilities include providing instruction, use of a learning management system (currently CANVAS), providing instruction for lecture, lab, internships and/or clinical classes. The instruction provided must be compliant with the New Mexico Common Core class requirements, regulations, policies and industry best practices, where applicable. Education and experience requirements include a minimum of a Master’s degree in related field (or level of education required for the program). The faculty member is responsible for developing and maintaining strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of new course development and college improvement initiatives. This individual promotes NMSU-Alamogordo’s mission by providing quality learning opportunities within the diverse service area.

Classification Standard Duties:
• Provide 15-credit hours of instruction per fall and spring semesters.
• Maintain an on-campus presence, as required by policy and supervisory requirements.
• Position responsibilities require leadership in both academic and/or workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals.
• Participate in educational planning, student orientation and recruiting events, convocation, graduation, and other campus-wide or division/departmental events, as assigned by supervisor or VPAA.
• Evaluate processes, subject matter area courses, and student performance.
• Motivate and advise students.
• Participate in the development and instruction of class/lab/simulation courses, selection of textbooks and educational resources, development of syllabi, course-level and program assessment and curricular revisions/changes.
• Provide instruction in courses, labs, clinical and college and community activities that may be scheduled during the weekday, evenings, or weekends, depending on institutional needs. The potential exists for summer and overload instruction at additional compensation.
• Participate as a member or chair on various committees and task forces.
• Identify and communicate the need for supplies and equipment to meet program needs and goals.
• Participate in professional development activities as assigned or personally identified.
• Perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by supervisor(s).
• Participate in course and program assessment and the program review process.
• Obtain and maintain required licensure and/or certifications in subject matter fields.

Required Education, Experience, Certification/License, Equivalency
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or nursing education and must be working towards a graduate degree in nursing with a completion date of one (1) year post date of hire, or have a current master’s degree in nursing or nursing education from an accredited institution,
• Minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience
• Minimum of one (1) year of college-level teaching experience
• Current New Mexico State nursing licensure as a registered nurse in good standing, must maintain licensure in good standing throughout employment
• Experience with healthcare theory, practice, and direct patient care

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to teach face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.
• Ability to work with a diverse student population.
• Understanding of the community college mission and philosophy.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to use Windows and/or Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide 15-credit hours of instruction of nursing and allied health courses per fall and spring semesters.
• Maintain an on-campus presence, as required by policy and supervisory requirements.
• Position responsibilities require leadership in both academic and/or workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals.
• Participate in educational planning, student orientation and recruiting events, convocation, graduation, and other campus-wide or division/departmental events, as assigned by supervisor or VPAA.
• Evaluate processes, subject matter area courses, and student performance.
• Motivate and advise students.
• Participate in the development and instruction of class/lab/simulation courses, selection of textbooks and educational resources, development of syllabi, course-level and program assessment and curricular revisions/changes.
• Provide instruction in courses, labs, clinical and college and community activities that may be scheduled during the weekday, evenings, or weekends.
• Participate as a member or chair on various committees and task forces.
• Identify and communicate the need for supplies and equipment to meet program needs and goals.
• Participate in professional development activities as assigned or personally identified.
• Participate in course and program assessment and the program review process.
• Obtain and maintain required nursing licensure and/or certifications in subject matter fields.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in nursing from and accredited institution,

• Three (3) years of nursing experience in a specialty area; acute care, long-term care, intensive care, mental health, etc.,

• Experience teaching nursing at the college level,

• Experience with online instruction and Quality Matters,

• Experience utilizing simulation,

• Experience with course-level and program assessment.

 

Special Requirements of the Position
Flexible hours in order to participate in student orientation and recruiting events, convocation, graduation, and other campus-wide or division/departmental events, as assigned by their supervisor or VPAA.

Department Contact:  Gregory Hillis, ghillis@nmsu.edu

Standard Work Schedule: Standard (M-F, 8-5)

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment: Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.

Physical Effort: Light physical effort. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.

Lifting Requirements: Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Risk: Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Recruitment Summary

We are New Mexico’s land-grant institution and a comprehensive research university dedicated to teaching, research public service and outreach at all levels. NMSU is a welcoming community of talented faculty, staff and students who are working together to make a difference. We are a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI), a minority-serving institution (MSI) and home to the first Honors College in New Mexico. We offer an accessible education that shapes bright futures. 

NMSU provides learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members at four campuses, Cooperative Extension offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, 12 research and science centers, and through distance education.

Alamogordo Campus
Established in 1958 to serve the needs of the airmen and families stationed at Holloman Air Force Base located only 10 miles west of Alamogordo, NMSUA is a community college with a long history of excellence that is supported by a caring community of hard-working students and dedicated faculty and staff. The campus is situated “on the hill” above Alamogordo and provides inspiring views of the city and the Tularosa Basin, offering the perfect venue for creative and motivated learning.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a letter of interest, current vita, and copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts required upon hire.) Minimum of 3 references must be provided through the electronic application process. No paper or email documents accepted. Apply electronically at http://careers.nmsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/499026. Short-listed applicants will be required to deliver a teaching demonstration.

 

EEO Statement
NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.