Keene State College invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor position in the Nursing Program starting August 2021 to join a department whose mission is to educate future nursing leaders who will provide innovative, high quality, and safe healthcare. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will offer rich opportunities that help students gain and translate knowledge into the attitudes and skills required to give excellent patient care. The ideal candidates will have clinical and/or advanced nursing practice experience in medical surgical, community and/or pediatric nursing, and must hold or be eligible for a New Hampshire registered nurse license. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of growing a dynamic Nursing Program. The curriculum is based on the Nurse of the Future concepts and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education competencies. We teach practices that promote the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families, communities, populations, and systems. The nursing course sequence begins in the freshman year with a professional nursing course and continues in the sophomore year with health assessment and clinical calculation courses. Students focus on developing a strong liberal arts and science base before entering full-time nursing courses in fall of the junior year. The core nursing program begins with a strong fundamentals of nursing course and culminates with a full semester preceptorship to help graduates transition to practice. Graduates from the nursing program are competent nurses who make sound clinical judgments, communicate effectively, and make practice decisions using the best evidence available. The successful Assistant Professor candidate will teach undergraduate nursing courses that incorporate current theory and research. Areas of responsibility include content of curriculum delivered for the semester with consideration given to the faculty memberâs areas of expertise. An Assistant Professor will teach twelve credits (12), typically three 4 credit courses, per academic semester. Additional responsibilities include providing clinical instruction, oversight, and mentoring students; collaborating with nursing colleagues to ensure the nursing curriculum is current and well developed; student advising; and participating in departmental activities and campus-wide committees. Curricular aspects include developing learning outcomes, instructional components, and criteria for evaluation. Tenure-track Faculty is specifically evaluated regarding their service to the nursing department, college, community and/or professional organizations, teaching effectiveness, engagement in research and scholarly activities, and professional development. Clinical Instructors are full-time, non-tenure track faculty, who are members of the bargaining unit. The successful Clinical Instructor candidate will teach undergraduate nursing courses that incorporate current theory and research. Areas of responsibility include content of curriculum delivered for the semester with consideration given to the faculty memberâs areas of expertise. Clinical Instructors teach 16 credits per academic semester. Additional responsibilities will include providing clinical instruction, oversight, and mentoring students; collaborating with nursing colleagues to ensure the nursing curriculum is current and well developed, student advising, and participating in departmental activities and campus-wide committees. Curricular aspects include developing learning outcomes, instructional components, and criteria for evaluation. Clinical Instructors are evaluated regarding their service to the nursing department, the college, community and/or professional organizations, engaging in scholarly activities, and teaching effectiveness. As part of their regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, faculty members may teach courses both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program. For more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/. Our students come from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds, with a high percentage of first-generation college students. By the time Keene State College students complete their undergraduate experience they develop critical thinking, creative inquiry, intercultural competence, civic engagement, and commitments to well-being and to sustainability that will serve them as active citizens and lifelong learners. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the Collegeâs ongoing efforts to help students become responsible global citizens. At Keene State College, we share a commitment to diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements of academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Arts focus and achieve the Collegeâs goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the Collegeâs Strategic Plan.
For the rank of Assistant Professor, a Masterâs degree in Nursing and an earned doctorate (PhD, DNP or EdD) are required. ABD near completion will be considered, but must be complete by August 1, 2021. For the rank of Clinical Instructor, a Masterâs degree in Nursing is required. All candidates must have a minimum of five years of nursing experience; three years of teaching experience; clinical and/or advanced nursing practice experience in medical surgical, community and pediatric nursing; a New Hampshire registered nurse license or eligibility to obtain a NH RN license; current healthcare provider CPR and health records titers and immunization; desire to work as part of a team in the department and within the College; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; and a record of collaborative commitment to scholarship, services, and academic excellence.
Internal Number: PF0415FY20
About Keene State College (KSC)
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. We are located approximately 2 hours from Boston or Hartford CT, and 4 hours from New York City. The region contains many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, cultural events, and a strong sense of community. To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, please visit: https://www.keene.edu, https://www.usnh.edu/ or https://www.ci.keene.nh.us.