Assistant Professor, Nursing
Reports to (title): Associate Dean
Requisition Number: F21007
Position Type: Replacement
Initial Work Location: Jordan Campus
Starting Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Review Date: 06/11/2021
Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.
The Nursing program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, which enables students to apply for and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is needed to become a Registered Nurse (RN). We also offer an Advanced Placement Program for License Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) returning for an AAS degree.
Under general supervision the instructor will teach various classes in nursing skills to Associate Degree and Practical Nursing students. These programs prepare students to qualify for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) which will qualify graduates as health care providers in their prospective level of preparation. The faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location. As a requirement of the Division of Nursing the faculty will work in both didactic and clinical settings as assigned.Essential Responsibilities and Duties
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- As a requirement of the Division of Nursing the faculty will work in both didactic and clinical settings as assigned.
- Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
- Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
- Work closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.
- Promotes support for the mission, vision, values and goals of the College by incorporating culturally- competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.
- Prepare and teach nursing classes/Clinical and strive for excellence.
- Demonstrate distinctive promise as a teacher with the expected pursuit of excellence in teaching.
- Be willing to use a variety of modern teaching technologies, including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, and distance learning environments.
- Be willing to learn and use the Electronic Media.
- Provide leadership and professional contributions to the Department, Division, School and College.
- Maintain and pursue additional creditable academic degrees and/or certificates in one's chosen field of professional responsibility.
- Participate in professional or occupational development.
- Maintain depth of understanding in the chosen field and contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.
- Maintain positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration.
- Encourage community service and involvement.
- Prepare course outlines, daily plans and associated materials.
- Assist in the development of new courses and in the upgrading of current courses and programs, including competency-based education.
- Assist new and continuing students in an advisement capacity on courses and programs.
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops and participate in committee assignments.
- Assess and maintain records and grades of student performance.
- Work with concurrently enrolled students and faculty and develop and maintain articulation agreements with local applied technology centers and universities.
- Assist and advise students in professional and student organizations.
- Work toward the attainment of credible academic degrees in the nursing field.
- Maintain regular office hours and be available to provide help for students
- Attendance at New Faculty Orientation sessions required.
- Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class-a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on-line.
- Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
- Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus, college and state.
- Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
- Participates in collegial mentoring relationship, serving as mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
- Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
- Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
- Completes required training and participates in professional development.
- Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college-wide committee.
- a. Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills, and demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
- b. Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
- c. Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
- d. Promotes the professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in-service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by departments.
- e. Participates in the collegial mentoring relationship, serving as a mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
- f. Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
- g. Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
- h. Completes required training and participates in professional development.
- a. Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college-wide committee.
- b. Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students, and community stakeholders.
Accept other duties as assigned.Preferred Qualifications
Six (6) years recent successful full-time paid clinical experience in a healthcare facility or nurse educator experience preferred.
Teaching or extensive clinical experience preferred.
Masters degree or higher in Nursing preferred.
Masters degree in Nursing preferred
- Bachelors degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
- Currently enrolled in a Masters degree in Nursing program from an accredited college or university.
- Three years current nursing practice in a variety of settings.
- Four (4) years recent successful full-time paid clinical experience in a healthcare facility or nurse educator experience preferred.
- RN currently registered in Utah or eligible for current licensure in Utah required.
The Faculty in the Division of Nursing is required to maintain professional and collegial relationships with their assigned clinical partners and adhere to all applicable clinical partnership policies and procedures.
The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.Special Instructions
Priority Review Date: June 11, 2021. All applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the date will be considered as needed.
Multiple positions may be filled for the 2021 Fall Semester.
1. A faculty appointment is offered on the condition of passing a criminal background check and a drug test through the College. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required.
2. Faculty in the Nursing program may be required to receive additional immunizations based on clinical facility agreements with partnerships.
2. Cover Letter
3. Copy of Transcripts/Certificates/Credentials
4. Answer supplemental question with the application.
Reference Letters upon request of the committee.
Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.
Faculty salaries are commensurate upon higher education and experience.
SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members.
Please see "SLCC Benefits" listed on the SLCC jobs ( https://jobs.slcc.edu) Home Page.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS").
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.