Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Instructor, Nursing

VACANCY RE-ANNOUNCEMENT

Announcement No. 13-028

Northern Marianas College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With students who come from Micronesia, Asia, North America, Europe, and other parts of the world, the Northern Marianas College is a microcosm of the globe. In addition to its multicultural environment, the Northern Marianas College also boasts a diversity of students: in addition to recent high school graduates, many students are also currently working part time or full time and have their own family obligations. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and weekends to accommodate work schedules.


Northern Marianas College is located on the beautiful tropical island of Saipan within the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. The island offers a broad range of outdoor sports, leisure and aquatics activities; and our tropical climate means that outdoor activities are available year round. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands affords a low income tax rate through a generous rebate system. This means that your salary results in greater take-home pay than in many other jurisdictions.


It is the policy of Northern Marianas College that equal opportunity be given to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, gender, marital status, place of origin, religion, disability status, political affiliation, family relationship, or genetic information (GINA). The college reserves the right to waive or implement other qualifications to meet its needs and the right to reject all applicants or withdraw the vacancy should NMC determine such a position is no longer needed or able to be filled. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


POSITION TITLE: Instructor, Nursing

Minimum Pay Level & Step: 32/12

Minimum Annual Salary: $41,527.83

Location: As Terlaje Campus, Saipan

Opening Date: 07/12/2013 Closing Date: 07/29/2013


Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. If there are no qualified applicants or the set of qualified applicants is deemed an insufficient pool, the closing date will be extended for two-week periods for further submission and review of applications until the search is closed. Deadlines that fall on a non-business day will be extended to the next business day. Advertised minimum annual salary represents the last step in the appropriate grade. Generally, Board of Regents Policy requires that the annual salary upon initial appointment be at the first step in the grade. These positions have been deemed "difficult to recruit" and will be offered at Step 12 of Level 32. All salaries are subject to availability of funds.


Nature of the Position:

This position is located within the Nursing Department of the Northern Marianas College. The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Department Chair of Nursing.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Participates in program review and outcomes assessment (PROA) activities. This includes, but not limited to course level assessment for all courses taught by the position, lead role in program level assessment for the nursing program, coordinating/overseeing a nursing program advisory council, and as a supportive role in program level assessment for other programs and overall institutional assessment.

  • Provides high-quality student and internal and external customer service.

  • Participates in Institutional Assessment Review as a member of an Accreditation Standard Team.

  • Participate as a member of the faculty team in organizing and coordinating theory and clinical learning experiences related to the Nursing profession.

  • Conducts lectures, small group discussions, issues assignments, supervises clinical, provides demonstration of skills, and supervises return demonstrators of skills.

  • Develops and administers methods of evaluation of theory using examinations, presentations, written assignments, and clinical papers.

  • Evaluates students' progress, maintains record of student classroom and clinical experiences, and periodically advises student of progression in class.

  • Participates in updating and revising curriculum, course guide revision, course preparation, selection of textbooks, and preparation of teaching schedule.

  • Posts and maintains regular office hours for student counseling.

  • Advises students on academic matters.

  • Makes appropriate referral to other student support services.

  • Teaches at least thirty (30) credits per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) in the areas of Nursing.

  • Uses a variety of teaching methods designed to enhance student learning, reading, and writing proficiency, interpretive abilities, and the development of critical thinking skills.

  • Exhibits sensitivity of student' personal, cultural, and gender differences in a non-threatening learning environment.

  • Participates in community activities for college representation, student recruitment, and other purposes of institutional advancement as assigned by Department Chair, Dean of Academic Programs and Services, or the President of NMC.

  • Plans and implements educational and training workshops are requested by the Department Chair or community agency.

  • Assists the department chair as requested by conducting classroom observation of department faculty for full-time and/or adjunct faculty, and submits written reports of these observations through the Nursing Chair for faculty evaluation purposes (peer evaluation).

  • Assist the Nursing Program through the assignment of the Department Chair as needed.

  • Reviews the qualifications of adjunct faculty to teach courses within the employees' area of expertise, and make recommendations to the Department Chair for certification of hiring.

  • Maintains a good working relationship with the department personnel and other College employees.

  • Adheres to College policies and procedures.

  • Provides information and assistance to the department chair in budget matters related to the Nursing Program.

  • Submits monthly reports to the Department Chair regarding information on activities, accomplishments, and problems/concerns.

  • Assist the department in developing, revising, and implementing the goals and objectives of the Nursing Program.

  • Works cooperatively with other departments in implementing the Nursing Program and College Mission.

  • Performs other related duties as requested and assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

(a) Master's degree in Nursing; or Master's degree in health education, public health, or any health science, plus a Bachelor's degree in Nursing;

(b) A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States or U.S. territories, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI);

(c) At least three (3) years of nursing experience.

All post-secondary education degrees must be from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution.


All faculty candidates must demonstrate their knowledge of the subject matter they will teach, as well as their abilities to effectively teach in the assigned discipline.


All candidates must have a demonstrable ability to work with various College stakeholders in a respectable and collegial manner.


How to Apply:

Employment application forms are available at the Human Resources Office of the College and a pdf. file can be downloaded from our website: http://www.nmcnet.edu using Adobe Acrobat. Please submit the following documents to the HR Office: A cover letter, NMC Application with the authorization for release of prior employment information, official school transcripts (copies accepted while requesting official), and copies of diplomas or certificates. In your cover letter, please explain your teaching philosophy and describe your potential to contribute to the diverse NMC family and its mission. Finally, please provide examples of recent scholarly work. Failure to submit all these documents by the closing date will be acknowledged as incomplete and will be denied for consideration.


NOTICE:

NMC perpetually solicits applications for part-time/adjunct faculty in all teaching disciplines. Qualified individuals interested in teaching (online or on-site) are encouraged to apply. All applicants must include transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended, together with a resume and a completed and signed application for consideration.



It is the policy of Northern Marianas College that equal opportunity be given to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, gender, marital status, place of origin, religion, disability status, political affiliation or family relationship. The college reserves the right to waive or implement other qualifications to meet its needs and the right to reject all applicants or withdraw the vacancy should NMC determine such a position is no longer needed or able to be filled. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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