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Instructor/Assistant Professor-Nursing (4 positions)

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Title:Instructor/Assistant Professor-Nursing (4 positions) Position ID Number:1692 Posted Date:07/14/2022 Job Category:Faculty Department:Nursing/Healthcare Initiatives - HNUR Position Status:Full-Time Faculty Salary Range:$63,092-$77,102 Position Summary:Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is seeking an exceptional faculty member committed to the college’s philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidate for a faculty position understands that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people’s lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.

AACC believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking a faculty member who is energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. AACC embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. AACC seeks to hire faculty members who espouse the ideals in AACC’s mission and those who will collaborate with their department colleagues to bring AACC’s vision and strategic plan to reality.

The four positions in nursing are in the following specialty areas: Mental Health, Faculty/Practical Nursing Coordinator, Critical Care, and Medical Surgical

A strong nurse candidate should demonstrate a proven ability to teach introductory and upper college-level nursing students who are part of a diverse student population. Bi-lingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in nursing guidelines for quality assurance, regulations, proficiency testing, is required. Additionally, nursing skills, and the ability to troubleshoot laboratory equipment as well as excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are expected and bi-lingual candidates are preferred. The position will require in state travel to affiliate clinical sites. Candidates should be committed to student-centered, outcomes-based education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Teaching assignments are 15 faculty load hours per semester. Courses to be instructed include lecture (including online), lab, and activity classes in the Nursing program. Full-time faculty are expected to participate on committees in the department, school of health sciences, and the college. Additionally, candidates should be proven team-players with an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development as well as the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

AACC is a tenure granting institution. Any candidate hired as a full-time faculty member may be eligible to apply for tenure in the future based on institutional eligibility requirements.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College’s highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who demonstrate:

• Commitment to teaching excellence with a diverse student body and in a variety of teaching formats

• Commitment to developing curriculum and programs

• Expertise in Learning Outcomes Assessment

• Commitment to engaging with students inside and outside of the classroom

• Commitment to college service and value community partnerships

• Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development

• Commitment to AACC’s values

• Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Duties

  • Primary responsibilities:
  • 30 faculty load hours Fall and Spring Terms
  • 6 office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters
  • Teaching and assessing student learning
  • Student advising
  • Professional development

In addition to a faculty member’s primary responsibilities, the exceptional candidate will also demonstrate commitment and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Mentoring students from target groups; new full-time faculty; part-time faculty
  2. Designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for all learning modalitiesTraining and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.)Developing and implementing community education and extended learning programsPartnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the communityRecruiting and marketingAdvising with expanded responsibilitiesDevising retention strategies and activitiesStrengthening relationships and collaborative activities including K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues
  3. Mental Health, Faculty/Practical Nursing Coordinator, Critical Care, and Medical Surgical
Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nursing

Minimum of two years of current nursing experience

One-year experience with teaching and curriculum

Demonstrated leadership skills

Current Registered Nurse license

CPR certified

Individual teaching schedules are developed each semester based on the needs of students, and department with the opportunity to teach daytime, evening, and weekend classes and at offsite locations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching at the community college level

Teaching medical surgical labs using simulation

Ability to communicate orally and in writing in Spanish or another language

AACC offers robust benefits such as generous paid leave (annual, sick, holiday, bereavement, spring and winter breaks), affordable health care plans, free dental and vision plans for full-time employees, Maryland State Pension System and/or other optional retirement plans that include employer contributions, disability leave, free AACC tuition for employees and eligible dependents, and tuition reimbursement for employees taking job-related courses at other institutions. AACC also encourages a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of wellness programs and free use of the gym. Staff and faculty enjoy free parking as well.

Hours Per Week:40 Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Organization

With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities.

The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 50,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals in more than 200 areas of study.

AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career.

AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest.

In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, in Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county  

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