Undergraduate Nursing Faculty
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Teaches in discipline areas in which s(he) has specific training and competence. Carries out duties and responsibilities that are designed to contribute to the achievement of the established outcomes for the undergraduate departments.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Responsibilities include didactic and/or clinical instruction within content areas of expertise, participation in curriculum development, facilitating the procurement of clinical sites for clinical experiences, and advising students. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in scholarship and service activities that are proportionate to their employment status. The faculty is accountable to the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs for carrying out the duties and responsibilities designed to contribute to the achievement of the established objectives of the University, SON and department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide. The basic instructional assignment for full-time faculty is twenty-four (24) load hours per academic year for 9-month faculty. On occasion faculty may receive a reduced instructional load to complete other duties related to the function of the school. Each semester's instructional load will be assigned by the faculty member's supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, the needs of the department, and workload guidelines established by university policy. • Facilitates in and contributes to the development of course curriculum, syllabus, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations. • Develops syllabi, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations. • Submits digital copies of syllabi and course handouts to Director of Undergraduate Programs each semester. • Teaches courses according to University catalog descriptions and in accordance with defined course standards and outcomes. • Documents students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade. • Assigns and posts grades according to University guidelines. • Maintains course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines. • Schedules, supervises, debriefs, and evaluates students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program. • Meets all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. • Keeps a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access. • Posts and keeps on campus hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
• Participates in program level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning. • Contributes to developing and monitoring departmental long-range and annual plans. • Cooperates with other faculty in carrying out activities designed to enhance the quality of the instruction, scholarship and public service programs of the department/university. • Participates in the development and implementation of academic policies, guiding principles, objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the school. • Participates in summative and formative faculty evaluation process. • Remains current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate. • Receives training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning. • Participates in university professional development activities. • Serves on standing ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor. • Attends local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline. • Mentors and assists in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division. • Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program. • Attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor. • Is familiar with and maintains behavior and actions consistent with University and School of Nursingpolicies. • Assures that student evaluations are administered near the end of each semester.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
• A Master’s degree in nursing is required. • Experience in undergraduate education preferred; skill in on-line education a plus. • Successful applicants for tenure/tenure-track consideration must hold a terminal degree in Nursing; possess research training, a publication record, and experience in the grant funding processcommensurate with desired rank and tenure status.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION:
• Candidates must be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Kentucky. Selected candidates must complete the State of Kentucky Registered Nurse licensure process prior to appointment. • National certification in an area of clinical specialty or nursing education is required. • BLS and/or other resuscitation training as required by clinical affiliates. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
• Ability to lead, direct, and advise students • Ability to integrate academic standards, performance character and the principles of ethics and integrity in all aspects of job performance • Excellent organizational and time management skills • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills • Clinical expertise as a role model for exemplary clinical practice • Demonstrated ability in teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level • Skills in cross-cultural communication and multi-cultural competence • Experience in nursing education
• Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods • Occasional ability to lift, carry, and put away parcels weighing up to 25 pounds • Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account • Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools • Normal endurance
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.
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