Full-Time Clinical Nursing Instructor

Dowagiac, MI
Jun 02, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking applications for a Full Time Clinical Instructor

The Clinical Nursing Instructor will provide application of techniques, skills, and abilities to a group of students in an off-campus clinical setting. The instructor will act as a liaison between Southwestern Michigan College and clinical sites.

• Function as the principal source of instruction in the clinical component of a course, but not as the faculty of records.
• Delivery of clinical content in accordance with student and patient needs and applicable standards in collaboration with faculty records.
• Adhere to the college-mandated complete course syllabus that clearly states learning outcomes, assessment and evaluation methods and criteria, and classroom management policies.
• Provide learning activities that stimulate students of different learning styles to reflect upon, think critically about, and apply course content.
• Hold clinicals at scheduled times and follow college procedures when needing to change or cancel class meeting times.
• Supplement courses appropriately with technology, most significantly the learning management system.
• Utilize the learning management system’s functions, per departmental direction.
• Review regularly course assignments and evaluation rubrics/metrics for the goal of improving the learning environment with faculty of record.
• Respond promptly and appropriately to student concerns.

• Coordinate and plan schedules and activities related to clinicals.
• Teaching students in a small group instructional setting utilizing clinical application of knowledge, techniques and skills.
• Assure the implementation of curricular change as indicated by the continuous quality improvement cycle.
• Provide leadership in planning for and obtaining instructional materials, equipment and other student experiences necessary to facilitate high quality instruction in the clinical setting.
• Provide for mentoring, support and evaluation of adjunct instructors including assisting them in the use of the learning management system
• Monitor and coordinate effective instruction as well as hire, train, support and evaluate course/program adjunct faculty.

• Provide five office hours per week, specifically for academic advising and mentoring, prior to and during open registration periods as described in academic calendar. It is expected that faculty are readily accessible to students and these hours may be required to be served outside of faculty offices, depending upon the current needs of the discipline.
• Provide timely feedback to student inquiries via phone or email.
• Provide for student development opportunities through responsibilities pre-approved by the chair or dean (e.g., support of student clubs or participation in student extra-curricular activities, etc.).

• Participate in college-sponsored events, such as student recruitment events, as teaching schedule permits.
• Clearly articulate for students certain times outside of the clinical setting when the instructor is available for meetings (“office hours”).
• Participate in instructional retention-based activities, such as, but not limited to, submitting no show reports, using academic warning for at-risk students, and providing a meaningful first-day experience.
• Comply with administrative requirements and all deadlines for submission of required information.

• Be proactive via appropriate, professional communication with students, chair and dean as job-related issues arise, which is incumbent upon regular use of Wired, Wired email, Learning Management System and Google calendar.
• Maintain regular and active participation in professional development opportunities for teaching in the discipline assigned, sharing information and skills from such opportunities with the department and college.
• Attend department, school and college meetings.
• Participate in faculty orientation professional development events during fall and spring semesters.
• Maintain a collegial atmosphere with the rest of college faculty and staff.
• Represent the college in a professional manner to the outside community.
• Serve as a liaison between clinical sites and the nursing department
• Remain current in subject area and teaching methodologies by incorporating relevant safety, quality, and evidenced-based practice recommendations
• Some evenings and weekends may be required
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Maintenance of expertise in clinical setting.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Nursing
• Current nursing license as a registered nurse
• 2 years current clinical experience in the area of assignment
• 2 years clinical teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Clinical experience or knowledge of local clinical sites
• Ability to maintain good relationships with students, staff and community members

Other Information
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Position Information

Posting Number 107

Job Category Faculty

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • MI Talent
    • Newspaper
    • MCCA Website
    • The Ladders
    • Michigan Center for Nursing
    • Indiana Career Connect
    • SouthwestMichiganJobs.com
    • Employee Referral
    • SMC Website
    • RecruitMilitary
    • Indeed/SimplyHired
    • SMC Job Alert Email
    • HigherEdJobs
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae


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