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Full Time Faculty Nursing Instructor Psychiatric/Medical- Surgical

Mount Wachusett Community College
Job Location:
Gardner, 01440

Company Description:

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a highly regarded educational institution located in Gardner, Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Established in 1963, MWCC serves the educational needs of the communities of North Central Massachusetts with innovative undergraduate education, early college programs, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, MWCC provides a supportive environment for individuals to pursue their educational goals, enhance professional skills, and seek personal growth. As a beacon of opportunity, Mount Wachusett Community College empowers individuals from all walks of life, fostering their development and transformation.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount    Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Mount Wachusett Community College embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and makes it our mission to proactively focus on improving racial equity in our college community. We value equity-minded individuals with commitment to serve student learners from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants who share our commitment and who understand the benefits of culturally relevant practices needed in an educational environment.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties:

Mount Wachusett Community College seeks an educator who believes that engaging and authentic teaching matters more than anything else in the pursuit of student success. This educator designs an innovative classroom culture that embraces diversity and fosters student empowerment. Building positive connections, the successful faculty member will create a sense of belonging that motivates students and strengthens their desire to learn.

This Nursing faculty member will teach assigned courses in the department and/or other nursing courses based on faculty expertise and departmental needs.  The faculty should be committed to using active learning strategies and student engagement. The faculty member will possess excellent writing and communication skills, academic credentials, technological proficiency, and the expertise to provide students in the program with the nursing skills needed for future academic and career opportunities. The faculty member may teach at the Gardner and Leominster campuses as well as online.


  • Teaches courses at all instructional locations as assigned by the Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences;
  • Engages in effective advisement and student support services for approximately 18 students by providing strategies that assist the students to meet their academic goals;
  • Participates in team-based theory preparation utilizing a wide variety of teaching methodologies including informational technologies (Blackboard, ATI, and EHR) and active learning strategies for the integrated classroom for the ADN and PN students;
  • Applies NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans throughout curriculum and test writing;
  • Designs well-developed content exams using the NCLEX and Next Gen format including exam blueprinting and analysis;
  • Assists in data collection and analysis and evaluation of program and course student learning outcomes to guide ongoing curriculum development. This includes identifying program outcomes, developing competency statements, writing learning objectives, and selecting appropriate learning activities and evaluation strategies;
  • Works effectively as part of the overall department demonstrating positive interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and collaboration with other faculty members and clinical site staff to meet departmental and student needs;
  • Contributes to the development of student recruitment and admissions, and evaluates student program progression, retention and graduation completion rates;
  • Creates clinical learning activities and supervises and evaluates students in practice learning environments based on program and course student learning outcomes;
  • Assures safe nursing care is provided for individuals or groups of individuals in clinical, laboratory or community settings;
  • Creates college laboratory learning experiences, to include hi and low-fidelity simulation, for student demonstration and evaluation of clinical nursing skills and student learning outcomes;
  • Fully participates in all components for BORN compliance/approval and ACEN accreditation including the Department of Nursing Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP).
  • Actively participates in college governance and Department of Nursing committees per MCCC contract;
  • Maintains office hours per MCCC contract;
  • Maintains expertise in area of clinical specialization with ongoing professional development and/or fieldwork;
  • Maintains faculty requirements at all times and provides faculty file updates to Nursing Department and Human Resource Department annually. (CORI/SORI, drug screening, fingerprinting, MA RN license verification, liability and health insurance, MA DPH Health requirements, physical exam, evidence of scholarship, and American Heart Association Basic Life Support -BLS CPR certification); 
  • Additional duties as required by the college.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with a Master's degree in Nursing and a Massachusetts RN license in good standing at time of hire and throughout employment;
  • Five years of full-time experience in nursing, or its equivalent within the last five years;
  • Demonstrated college level teaching experience;
  • Evidence of clinical competence in the area of assigned clinical instruction;
  • Proficiency in oral and written and electronic communication;
  • Ability to teach all levels of nursing.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or PhD in Nursing Education;
  • Experience teaching first generation and underserved students;
  • Experience with active and experiential teaching and learning;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in simulation laboratory teaching;
  • Knowledge of nationally-recognized efforts in the areas of instructional and curricular innovation practices.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Salary: $47,931.00-$81,488.00

 **Actual Salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of MCCC/MTA commensurate with Education & Experience.

Employee Status:  Full Time Faculty

Benefits: Yes

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Candidates for employment should be aware that although the COVID 19 Vaccination Requirement Policy is no longer in effect, all Community College students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19. For additional information related to the status of the COVID19 Vaccination Requirement Policy, please visit:

The following documents are required:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

Anticipated Effective Date:  September 2024

Priority will be given to applications received prior to April 18, 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).

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