Location: Newport, RI Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Wed Sep 4 2019 Job Description:
Full-Time Lecturer in Nursing Faculty develops, implements, and evaluates the nursing program on an ongoing basis. This position participates in advising students, curriculum development, program revisions, program evaluations, textbook selection, teaching in the classroom and clinical setting, evaluation of student achievement, and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations for hiring of Adjunct Faculty.
Arranges for coverage of classes during own absences and emergency leaves.
Promotes rapport within the department, campus, and community.
Posts and keeps a minimum of five office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with counseling, academic advising, and coursework.
Maintains punctuality in meeting assigned classes and clinical.
Functions as a Lead Faculty for assigned courses. Plans, monitors, and evaluates the instruction provided by Adjunct Faculty assisting with any aspect of the course.
Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace.
Makes recommendations regarding equipment, software purchases, and equipment maintenance contracts.
Participates in budget planning process.
Attends and participates in faculty meetings.
Participates in accreditation reviews and reports.
Participates in developing programs, evaluating and revising student policies, organizational framework and revising curricular offerings.
Participates in publicizing and disseminating information about the program.
Participates in recruitment, orientation, and coordination of Adjunct Faculty.
Participates in the orientation and advisement of students.
Serves as a member of the Department of Nursing Committee and participates on one or more of the following committees, Curriculum Committee, Process and Evaluation Committee, and or Retention and Progression Committee.
Attends and participates Faculty Assembly.
Participate in university-wide committees when requested.
Serves as an advisor for nursing students.
Assists students with course scheduling and provides guidance in their academic and personal development.
Develops remediation plans with students.
Schedules regular meetings with students who are at risk to be unsuccessful in a course or the nursing program.
Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources that may contribute to their success.
Implements syllabi, including all course requirements and assignments, for all students.
Submits suggestions for changes in master syllabi to the Nursing Program Chair.
Designs and implements new curriculum.
Participates in the evaluation of curriculum.
Teaching load is a minimum of 12 credits for one semester and 9 credits in the second semester or 9 credits in each semester when teaching clinical courses.
Teaching load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction if needed.
Develops assigned course and clinical syllabi to reflect the
department of nursing and university philosophy, theoretical constructs, course description, and objectives and curriculum in conjunction with the nursing program chair.
Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of the students.
Provides for opportunities for active student involvement through practice and application.
Demonstrates a command of the subject matter.
Demonstrates considerations for diverse cultural backgrounds.
Encourages student participation and questions.
Models and encourages a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
Provides or utilizes course materials (handouts, interactive notes, technology) that enhance student learning and follows the course syllabus.
Models professional behavior and standards of practice.
Performs additional responsibilities for nursing faculty performing clinical supervision in an affiliating agency including:
Participates in clinical orientation as required by the institution.
Completes validations as required by contract with clinical agencies, orients students to clinical facilities.
Makes clinical assignments for students at the clinical setting.
Supervises students in patient care area in collaboration with staff.
Conducts pre and post conferences with students.
Schedules make-up clinical as needed.
Maintains ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in the clinical area.
Provides timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
Guides and counsels with students toward personal development in dealing with clinical stress.
Keeps the nursing program chair informed on issues that arise with students and clinical sites.
Provides the evaluation of students in both didactic and clinical courses.
Participates in peer evaluations when requested.
Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilizes the feedback for planning and implementing future courses.
Participates in program planning in response to student program evaluation feedback.
Participates in program planning in response to clinical evaluation feedback.
Participates in program planning in response to employer satisfaction surveys.
The Full-Time Lecturer in Nursing Faculty must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:
BSN and Master's degree in nursing required from an ACEN or CCNE -accredited institution
Previous teaching experience preferred; two years of classroom and or clinical instruction in the area/areas of teaching responsibility; knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, and evaluation.
Current/unencumbered RI RN license; current healthcare provider CPR.
Proficient in computer usage
Ability to meet changes of adult learners with diverse backgrounds
Self-directed and innovative
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The Full-Time Lecturer in Nursing Faculty must possess the following skills and attributes:
Management and leadership skills; organizational and research skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong clinical and professional skills.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.