Nursing Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty/CNA Coordinator

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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

Job Details

Schedule Information:  Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching, with release time for program coordination, and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required.  Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.

Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May) - this position requires an additional commitment in the Summer from May thru August. Additional compensation will be awarded for this time period. This position includes some evening and weekend work. 

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties: The Harper College Nursing Program seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to provide instruction in, and coordination of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Harper’s Nursing program has excellent, long-standing partnerships with clinical agencies in the Chicagoland area, offering degree and certificate programs for students seeking immediate employment in nursing.

The CNA certificate program provides theory and training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. Instruction includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. With state-of-the-art facilities, Harper is home to a nursing laboratory and interprofessional simulation hospital, where real-world procedures and situations are simulated and practiced. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. As part of a stackable career path, the CNA program participates in Harper’s Dual Credit Career Partnership, in which high school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to earn college credit, and simultaneously satisfy high school graduation requirements.

Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as patient care, organization, communication, classroom management, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing/teaching nursing classes using traditional and alternative delivery methods.

This position involves the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementing, evaluating, monitoring compliance, and coordinating a Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP), which includes:
    1. Planning, implementing, evaluating and coordinating competency testing submission;
    2. Planning, implementing, evaluating and coordinating criminal background check submission;
    3. Completing, verifying and submitting accurate documentation;
    4. Functioning as the primary contact in communications with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and updating with any changes in faculty, clinical sites, and absences;
    5. Formulating, implementing and communicating corrective measures as required by the IDPH;
    6. Notifying the IDPH, in writing and within five business days, after a change in program coordinator;
    7. Monitoring compliance with IDPH requirements;
    8. Liaising with testing center, dual credit administration, clinical sites;
    9. Mentoring new staff, working with instructors to maintain IDPH standards, and monitoring staffing needs;
    10.  Securing clinical sites and maintaining compliance with IDPH standards.
  • Didactic and clinical instruction of nursing students in the CNA and nursing program including course development, updating and submitting course syllabi in required format, assessing student outcomes, research and development of resources for instruction, and utilization and development of instructional design methods that include technology (simulation).  Timely evaluation of students including reporting of student grades and progress is required.

The successful candidate will participate in and contribute to program, divisional and institutional committees, assignments, and activities.  Committee work will include assignment to a faculty nursing committee.  Ten office hours per week for student consultation and advisement and participation in professional development, both internal and external, to remain credentialed in nursing and to advance in the instructional role are required. 

Educational Requirements: Master's Degree with a major in Nursing is required. Candidates must have a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license (Illinois) or eligibility for Illinois license and current CPR or BLS certification; a current active Illinois Department of Public Health CNA Instructor certificate preferred.

Experience Requirements: Minimum 2 years nursing practice is required. CNA program coordination experience or at least one year work experience as CNA instructor preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 10, 2022

February 14, 2022 Update: We encourage you to submit an application for this position. The search committee is actively reviewing applications.

Special Notes
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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