Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Nursing – 9-months M...
Job no: 507428
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - College of Nursing
Categories: College of Nursing, Faculty
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Multiple positions
Full-time, 9-month, faculty member, rank commensurate with education and experience, with a graduate degree in nursing with specialty in PEDIATRICS, MED-SURG, or PSYCH-MENTAL HEALTH, to teach in our undergraduate or graduate programs. Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Dean, this clinical faculty member will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the College of Nursing. They will work with the College of Nursing faculty and other departments on campus to promote opportunities for inter-professional education.
This position requires a dynamic response to a constantly changing work environment. Advising and teaching responsibilities frequently compete for priority requiring flexibility and adaptability. This position requires the abilities of a very qualified educator with broad nursing faculty experience in clinical areas and levels of complexity including substantial expertise in teaching.
(67%) Teach Clinical Courses in the College of Nursing (TEACHING)Teaching the clinical courses necessary each semester during the academic year for both undergraduate and graduate programs.Developing and preparing course syllabi, learning objectives, assignments, and other course materialsTeaching in the simulation laboratories as neededSelecting learning experiences and guiding students in achieving desired outcomesParticipating in the evaluation process of students, including correcting student assignments and providing student feedback for each course that is taughtCreating teaching materials to be usedTeaching courses within the baccalaureate and graduate programs as neededCollaborating with other faculty in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating teaching/learning strategies and curricula [244 CMR 6.04(4)(a)]Recommending new instructional and education approaches obtained at professional simulation conferences, user groups, and professional development opportunitiesFaculty guidance and advisement of students
(10%) Provide service for the Achievement of College GoalsParticipating as an active member of various College committees as well as College Faculty Assembly and annual retreats as well as participating in the systematic evaluation of the nursing program (244 CMR 6.04(1)(e)]Assisting with and representing the College at orientation, registration, and graduation activities for incoming and graduating studentsInitiating recommendations for additional resources and changes according to College needsParticipating in the hiring and selection of faculty of the college through attendance at candidate presentationsParticipating in prospective nursing student recruitment activitiesParticipating in the development, recommendation, implementation, and evaluation of academic curriculum policies/procedures and issue resolution [244 CMR 6.04(1)(d)]Engaging in activities that advance the mission and goals of the College and University
(23%) ScholarshipEngage in an active program of research/scholarshipPerforms other related duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)Current eligibility for Massachusetts RN license. MA RN license required by time of appointment and must be maintained in good standing [244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(1)]An earned graduate degree in Nursing, with an advanced practice certification if applicable to the clinical area [244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(3)]Possess a minimum of two years of full-time RN experience, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction [244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(4)]
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to maintain nursing practice and academic expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities [244 CMR 6.04(2)(b)(5)]Ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff both orally and in writingAbility to work as part of a teamAbility to use an online teaching platform and basic IT applicationsGood organizational skillsAbility to meet deadlines
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)Doctoral Degree in NursingPost-Master's Certificate in Nursing EducationNational certification as Nurse EducatorExperience as nursing faculty within the past 2-3 years
Additional DetailsThis appointment will initially include a teaching assignment of up to 16 credits per yearMust maintain professional development annuallyParticipation in the Annual Faculty Reporting process is required
Work ScheduleMay include some nights and weekendsAn office will be assigned in either the Amherst or Springfield locationOffice accommodations will be provided along with allocation to purchase office equipment
Salary InformationSalary commensurate with education, experience, and certifications.Travel to clinical sites outside of the normal work schedule is reimbursable but commuting travel on regular workdays is not an expense reimbursable by the University. Parking at a secondary office location is reimbursable if an annual parking pass is purchased for the first location.
Special Instructions for Applicants
Applicants should submit a CV, letter of intent outlining how they meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for this position, including a statement that discusses past or future contributions to excellence in the areas of teaching, research, outreach, and/or diversity and inclusion. Completed applications received by April 1, 2021, will be given priority consideration. The position may remain open until filled.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Mar 22 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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