Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

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Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

Position Description:
The School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific invite applicants for this position as an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Nursing Entry (ELMSN) Program.

The ELMSN curriculum is designed to meet the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Educational Essentials. In addition, the curriculum incorporates the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) competencies for both pre-licensure and graduate nursing programs. Further, the two-year curriculum meets the required content areas, required by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for Registered Nursing (RN) licensure. The ELMSN program will launch in January 2022. In preparation for BRN approval a self-study, student handbook, and syllabi will need to be submitted to obtain approval at the upcoming June 24, 2021 Education Licensing Committee.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a content expert for course/syllabi development.
  • Development and completion of syllabi for 11 courses to be completed by May 1, 2021.
  • Syllabi to include course objectives, that align with BSN, MSN and QSEN educational standards (curricular mapping) to meet Program Learning Outcomes.
  • Syllabi to include weekly objectives to guide student learning, reading assignments/educational resources, formative and summative assessments to promote mastery of content and student success.
  • To meet the new AACN Essentials didactic and clinical courses are required to be designed to assure mastery of content/skills (competency) to meet new standards (March 2021).
  • Courses to be developed include: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Nursing Fundamentals, Medical/Surgical Nursing I and II including clinical practicums, Maternity and Women's Health and clinical practicum, Nursing Care of Children and practicum, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Leadership and Management in the Clinical Setting.
  • Communicate weekly with the Nursing Director regarding progress.
  • The Nursing Director will assist to clarify expectations, provide feedback for course development and serve as a support/mentor/advisor for the scope of work.
  • Review and provide expert opinion on courses developed by the Director.

    Non-tenure-track faculty members collaborate in fulfilling the University's mission to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

    Clinical appointments are made upon the recommendation of the department faculty where appropriate to an academic program. The clinical appointment is non tenurable. A prefix such as “clinical”, or suffix such as “of Practice”, or other appropriate prefix or suffix, will be designated for these appointments, full-time or part-time. (FHB 7.1.4). A Clinical appointment utilizes specialized skills and experience in a certain professional field and is mainly responsible for teaching related duties and at times Service and Research aspects if expected by the School.

    Part-time faculty are appointed as needed by each unit and considered as less than full time annual appointment as specified by each unit. Part time is determined by the unit based on a comparison to year-long appointments. Time of service on a part-time appointment may not accrue to time for appointment with tenure. (FHB 7.1.6)

    1. Design and conduct educational programs and courses of instruction in accordance with the policies of the University

    2. Actively participate in the comprehensive planning or review of the development and quality improvement of the educational programs and courses of study, assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs and courses, and to make recommendations to the Deans and Provost concerning the educational mission, programs, and policies of the University

    3. Recommend educational policies and degree requirements which effectively carry out the mission of the University, within the policies of the University

    4. Recommend student admissions standards, evaluate student admissions procedures, assess student academic progress, and recommend student candidates for earned degrees.

    5. Participate in the selection, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and academic administrators

    The faculty member may consider any matter in connection with the effectiveness and quality of the educational program or the professional welfare of the faculty, may make recommendations to the department chair, academic dean or provost concerning any policies, programs, or procedures which affect the educational program or faculty welfare.

    Each school and college in the University may have a faculty of its own consisting of all members of the University faculty within the particular school or college and subject to the approval of the Provost, adopt by-laws and rules concerning its own organization, governance, and procedures.

    Each such faculty shall function under the Dean and Provost and be subject to the policies of the University faculty.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Additional Qualifications:

    Physical Requirements:
    Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive 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.

    Special Instructions:

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    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/17/2021
    Application Due: 2/26/2021
    Work Type: Full Time