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Purdue Global Full-Time Faculty, School of Nursing (Houston, TX) (30941)

Purdue University Global (PUG)
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Our Opportunity:

The Full-Time Faculty role will provide support to Purdue University Global School of  Nursing. Building on Purdue University's mission to provide greater access to  affordable, high-quality education, Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit  institution offering a world-class education online.

Successful candidates in this role will reside in the Houston, TX, area or within a  commutable distance.

Job Summary:

Full-time faculty may have responsibilities in four areas: teaching, service, scholarship,  and professional development. The amount of time spent in each area is determined on  an annual basis, after discussion between the faculty member and their Chair, and may  vary from year to year. The workload is based on the needs of the Department and  School, consistent with the university's mission as a teaching institution. While the  majority of faculty typically spend the greatest percentage of their time teaching, there is  the opportunity in a given year for the percentage of time in any category to change.

Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate courses. The  number of courses assigned will consider credentials, program needs, course types, the  number of different preparations, and the number of students served.

Service will typically include participating in and/or taking leadership roles in Purdue  Global department or institution-wide governance committees. Service examples also  include course lead, training and mentoring other faculty, facilitating student-focused organizations or activities, the evaluation of student portfolios, curriculum work, vacation  relief for colleagues, and leadership in professional organizations. In limited cases,  specific service activities may be assigned additional compensation.

Scholarship activities vary with the interests of the individual faculty member and may  not be required. Scholarship activities should be developed in consultation with the  Dean, Associate Dean or Chair. Examples of PG scholarship activities include  developing and implementing solutions or new approaches to academic and  professional challenges, as well as publishing articles related to research within the  discipline or profession and/or presenting at academic or professional meetings.

Some professional development (8 hours) is required for all faculty over the course of a  year. Faculty development beyond these minimum expectations may be considered part of an annual workload, if determined appropriate by the Chair or requested by the  faculty member and approved by the Chair.

A balance of these four responsibilities is intended to sustain the academic goals of the  university to serve adult learners, and advance the professional goals of the faculty,  while creating a supportive learning environment that provides students with a clear  path to graduation.

Teaching is typically the primary assignment for a Purdue Global faculty member, with  service, scholarship and additional professional development activities comprising the  balance of the annual workload. If no assignments are made in service and scholarship,  a faculty member whose only assignment is teaching would not exceed 16-18 courses  taught in a year.

What to expect in this role:

  • Provides a student-centered learning environment which enables students to  attain success (classroom facilitation). Maintains program and course outcomes  at a level to ensure appropriate workplace skill levels for graduates. Provides  meaningful and substantive instruction throughout the course.
  • Reports concerns regarding student academic progress to Success Coaches or  Academic Advisors, as appropriate. Refers students with questions regarding  financial aid, academics, attendance, and personal issues or concerns to the  appropriate departments.
  • Actively assists the University in retention and/or outreach efforts, which may  include directly contacting students who are not engaged in the course or absent  per department or campus guidelines.
  • Maintains open and timely communication with students and the university via  Purdue Global e-mail. Reports student behavioral and Code of Student Conduct  issues.
  • Participates in institutional assessment and assists Chairs and Deans to develop  and implement new programs as assigned.
  • Regularly attends and participates in faculty meetings and continuous  improvement sessions. Serves on university committees as assigned.
  • Remains current with trends, techniques, and advances in technology that are  applicable to the program. Incorporates creative instructional strategies and/or  learning activities.
  • Maintains and submits accurate and timely reports for student grades.
  • Follows university style and branding guidelines for materials that are created for  students. Providing students with materials that always meet accessibility  standards.

What we are looking for:

  • BSN minimum requirement. MSN preferred, with 2-5 years experience working  as a nurse.
  • Minimum two years related teaching experience and/or training (online teaching  experience is a plus). Five years or more years of experience is preferred.
  • Active, unencumbered registered nursing license
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of Databases, Internet, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software.  Use of PC, Internet, simulation equipment, and basic nursing equipment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills, and the  ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, across diverse teams, departments,  and Schools.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

Additional Information:

  • The target salary for this position is $80,000.
  • Purdue University Global will not sponsor employment authorization for this  position.
  • When applying for a faculty position at Purdue University Global you will be  asked to provide an unofficial transcript and if hired will be required to provide an  official transcript.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Purdue Global is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Our goal is to recruit and  retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We celebrate the  diversity of thought, backgrounds, and skills necessary to support an inclusive  environment. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and  business needs. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


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