Thursday, August 29, 2013

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Position Summary

This is a full-time, term, academic-year faculty appointment reporting to the Department Head of Nursing. The faculty member is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, revising curricular, course content, course materials, evaluation of classroom and related activities. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned teaching duties during the day, evening, and occasionally on the weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus as assigned. Faculty is expected to adhere to all college policies and procedures and conforming to the standards of our certifying body in regards to course content, professional certification, and update training. He/she assesses clinical education needs, utilizing a variety of methods.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Nursing or higher from a nationally accredited institution.

Active, unencumbered Tennessee or compact state RN License.

Minimum three (3) years clinical experience.

Current CPR certification.

Experience with educational technology required.

Experience interacting with academically and culturally diverse student populations.

Preference given to applicants with an Associate's degree in Nursing Education.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects; and knowledge of nursing curriculum design.

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance; and thorough knowledge of nursing theory.

Knowledge of current teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student-centered learning; and experience interacting successfully with academically and culturally diverse student populations.

Knowledge of NLNAC accreditation process.

Knowledge and understanding of a college academic environment.

Knowledge of test construction.

Skill in selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things; excellent teaching and organizational skills.

Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms.

Ability to interact with a diverse population.

Ability to advise students in course work and career paths.

Ability to adapt to different teaching modalities.

Special Instructions

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, drug screening, receipt of official college transcripts and copies of RN license and current CPR certification.

Salary: Commensurate with college pay scale.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.

by Shane Turner via