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Faculty-Associates Degree Nursing Program (Academic Yr)

Employer
Reading Area Community College
Location
Reading, PA

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references from previous supervisors, to resumes@racc.edu

Please indicate the job code FAC-HP-ADN in the subject line of your email.

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Job Details Title:Faculty-Associates Degree Nursing Program (Academic Yr)Announce date:02/05/2024Apply by date:03/15/2024Application status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Full-time Salary:$49,800 per year (Dependent upon Education) plus estimated $6,000-$12,000/yr overload potential

Why join our Team?

• Paid holiday, vacation, sick time, floating holidays, and personal days

• Competitive health care package (medical, dental, vision, etc.)

• 403b retirement plan and Life Insurance

• Tuition waiver (Tuition & fees free for employees/dependents/spouses)

• Long Term Disability

…………And more!

RACC offers excellent compensation plus additional compensation for any applicable overloads!Academic Year (2 semesters)

This position is for a full-time faculty member in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Currently, this position requires teaching on-campus.

Summary:

Faculty members are appointed and assigned rank according to established policies and collective bargaining agreements. Specific items such as wages, fringe benefits, and job responsibilities are determined by the College's collective bargaining agreement with the recognized faculty bargaining unit and institutional practices. As professionals in a community college setting, faculty are involved in a variety of instructional and non-instructional activities, which contribute to goals and objectives of a comprehensive two-year institution.

As professionals in a community college setting, faculty are involved in a variety of instructional and non-instructional activities which contribute to goals and objectives of a comprehensive two-year institution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

[Numbers 1 through 26 are from the Master Faculty Job Description]

1. Prepare and teach courses as assigned by the Division Assistant/Associate Dean.

2. On the first day of each course, review and post, via the Learning Management System (LMS), a syllabus that provides, at minimum, the following information:

a. Expected outcomes and performance objectives.

b. Grading policy.

c. Attendance policy - make-up work/tests.

d. Schedule of assignments.

e. Login information for students to access the College’s LMS.

3. Provide the Division Assistant/Associate Dean with copies of materials listed in Item 2 above.

4. Maintain office hours in accordance with the Faculty Bargaining Agreement.

5. Participate in student advising and registration.

6. Assist students in formulating educational and career plans.

7. Assist students with academic or course problems.

8. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff.

9. Maintain accurate and complete course records and comply with all specified reporting dates.

10. Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.

11. To promote retention, contact students who do not attend class or attend class sporadically.

12. Participate each semester in the evaluation and documentation of the instructional process and work to continually improve student learning outcomes.

13. Complete program reviews in accordance with the division schedule.

14. Employ a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to address the diverse learning needs of students.

15. Attend instructional division, Academic Affairs area and institution-wide meetings.

16. Assist in developing budget for division, if applicable.

17. Engage in professional development, advisory boards and other external agencies to stay current in the field and ensure updated curriculum.

18. Notify the Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost of special projects, activities, etc. that may be used in publicizing the class, division, or College.

19. Support the College’s recruitment and retention efforts by upholding the institutional image on and off campus.

20. Stimulate interest in student activities by encouraging student participation.

21. Participate in graduation exercises as required.

22. Ensure all course assignments and course evaluations are linked to the LMS gradebook.

23. In order to teach online or hybrid classes, faculty must attend training as offered.

24. Work collaboratively with Assistant/Associate Dean and Division faculty on initiatives to improve student success rates in division courses.

25. Develop and update curriculum.

26. Perform related duties as assigned.

27. A member of the Nursing Faculty Team must also (in concert with the above);

a. Uphold responsibility to Nursing Program Director, and the Course Team Leader for course related activities.

b. Assist with course related activities, including but not limited to preparation of course materials, recommendations for textbooks, guest speakers, special experiences, test construction, and grading of papers and tests.

c. Conduct classes in accordance with the philosophy, organizing framework, course competencies, and performance objectives of the nursing program.

d. Make and maintain clinical contacts for student assignments. Supervise and evaluate clinical experience for assigned students.

e. Assist students with course-related problems and make appropriate referrals.

f. Keep abreast of developments in nursing, education, and specialty practice area.

g. Provide evidence of maintaining expertise in clinical area of specialization.

h. Carry out agency supervising responsibilities as assigned.

i. Assist team leader as assigned.

j. Attend all division and program meetings as assigned.

k. Participate in nursing faculty committees and accreditation work as assigned.

28. A Course Team Leader must (in concert with the above):

a. Uphold accountability for the course, under the supervision of the Nursing Program Director.

b. Coordinate preparation of all course materials for the course.

c. Serve as a resource person for faculty teaching the course.

d. Orient new faculty to the course.

e. Assist new faculty with course management activities.

f. Assist and mentor adjunct faculty in their course-related activities.

g. Submit grade report for the course by specified date.

h. Maintain records of the activities of the Course Team, including annual report of course activities and outcomes.

i. Prepare agenda and conduct team meetings for the course. Prepared agenda is filed with the nursing program secretary.

j. Coordinate and delegate course-related activities as specified in item 19., b.

Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) required. Successful experience in medical/surgical nursing or related area of nursing, including clinical practice within the last four years is required. College level teaching experience is preferred. Experience in distance education, i.e. online, hybrid and/or web enhanced courses or willingness to learn and teach in these modes is desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

Current and unencumbered nursing licensure to practice in Pennsylvania is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

College level teaching experience; ADN level preferred. Experience in distance education, i.e. online, hybrid and/or web enhanced courses or willingness to learn and teach in these modes is desirable.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Spreadsheet software. In addition should be able to learn and utilize a variety of education software packages.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Excellent classroom management and planning skills.

Demonstrated teaching and student coaching skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Organization

Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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