Associate Nursing Instructor
Associate Nursing Instructor
Rappahannock Community College, a two-campus institution serving a diverse, rural 12-county area in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, seeks applicants for the teaching position of Associate Instructor in Nursing. The Associate Instructor position is a student-focused position responsible for teaching and being involved in activities that directly support student success, such as mentoring and tutoring. The Associate Instructor carries a higher instructional load than regular nine-month faculty but is relieved of most administrative and governance duties. The position is a non-ranked, nine-month restricted position teaching fall and spring semesters with an excellent benefits package. This position begins August 16, 2022, and ends May 15, 2023. On-campus presence is required. Salary range is $40,000 to 81,660. Salary rate is commensurate with education and experience.
The College desires candidates with a commitment to the community college mission and experience working in a diverse student population, including adult learners and at-risk students. The successful candidate will be committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication. The college strives for a faculty of content experts who are also knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning along with the ability to teach 33-39 credits with 39-49 contact hours per academic year are required. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration.
The general responsibilities for Associate Instructor are to teach didactic, lab, simulation and clinical courses in an associate degree and practical nursing programs. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, facilitating student learning through in class and out of class activities, maintaining up to date knowledge in nursing and trends in community college and nursing education, and teach using a variety of delivery systems including interactive video, web, and other electronic media. Teaching faculty will advise students, adopt textbooks, draft course syllabi in collaboration with colleagues, set up, maintain lab/classroom environments. The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Head to establish clinical sites for students, and mentor adjunct faculty. Teaching assignments and schedule may include day and evening assignments, cross-campus or off-campus assignments, and teaching concurrently enrolled high school students. Faculty will have a primary office space on one campus and is required to teach on both campuses.
KSA's/Required Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing with enrollment in a master's degree in Nursing program.
The position requires: current unencumbered RN license in Virginia or Compact State licensure; experience in nursing education and proficiency in the use of instructional technology in a pre-licensure professional nursing program; demonstrated clinical competence in providing direct patient care; and, the ability to communicate effectively with students and peers. Candidates should possess sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources. Knowledge in curriculum development and implementation and a thorough knowledge of Virginia Board of nursing requirements for nursing programs and faculty required. Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication, including formal report writing is expected.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD or DNP degree and Certified Nurse Educator designation preferred. Expertise in general medical-surgical or acute medical-surgical, and at least one specialty area including pediatrics, maternity, psychiatric nursing and community-based nursing. Considerable experience teaching in nursing (lecture, labs, simulation and clinical). Experience with the systematic plan of evaluation for external accreditation agencies preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Satisfactory reference and criminal background checks are a condition of employment.
A Fully completed VCCS employment application, CV, cover letter describing qualifications, and a complete, legible and updated set of unofficial transcripts are required to be considered for this position. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application. Copies of any licenses and certifications required by this position must also be included. Official transcripts of all college coursework completed are required of the selected candidate. Applications will only be accepted online through the VCCS ATS and must be received on or before May 7, 2022.
Rappahannock Community College intentionally develops its workforce to reflect the diversity of its region. The College maintains a workplace culture which values inclusion and demonstrates respect for all people. Further, Rappahannock Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or genetics. Rappahannock Community College complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every college location.
The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.