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Adjunct - Foundations Clinical Instructor

Southwestern Michigan College
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Adjunct - Foundations Clinical Instructor

Posting Number: 20110396-1
Job Category: Adjunct

Job Description Summary:
Southwestern Michigan College is seeking Clinical Adjunct Instructors to join the School of Nursing and Health Services. Clinical Instructors are responsible for teaching students in a small group instructional clinical setting, utilizing current and multimodal delivery and evaluation of knowledge, techniques, and skills. Responsible for the delivery of content in accordance with student and client needs and applicable standards of nursing practice, also responsible for the assessment of applied knowledge, techniques and skills in clinical practice.

The Instructor must work effectively with lead faculty, administrators and staff in a rapidly changing team environment; support and contribute to diversity and student success initiatives of the college. The Instructor will remain current in subject area and teaching methodologies by incorporating relevant safety, quality, and evidenced-based practice recommendations. Some evenings or weekends may be required depending on the clinical sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participates in department and discipline curriculum activities when time permits.
  • Orient students to Simulation Lab and clinical site and demonstrate proper procedure.
  • Develops plans that promote the development of higher-order thinking skills in the instructional process.
  • Supports the academic area and college through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing in the practice setting.
  • Assist lead faculty to ensure all items needed to teach lab class are available and ready for use.
  • Provide simulation lab instructions as recommended by lead faculty.
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
• Minimum of two years of experience in an acute care center.
• Unencumbered RN Licensure in Michigan
• BLS Certification

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Nursing Education
• Experience in nursing simulation
• Clinical Teaching Experience
• Licensure in Indiana and Michigan

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.

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Working at Southwestern Michigan College


Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.


A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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