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Assistant Professor Nursing (NURS)

Central New Mexico Community College
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Based on QualificationsCompensation Type:

SalaryEmployment Type:

RegularScheduled Weekly Hours:




Position Summary

Teaches 45 credits per year of assigned classes and performs instructional
duties in diverse learning environments. Responsibilities will include
designing and preparing course assignments and assessments both in class
and online, grading and tracking student work, and assessing student
placement. Maintaining scheduled office hours, meeting with students and
providing academic advisement to students in the Dental and related areas.
Provides mentoring and guidance to adjunct faculty and assist with student
conferences. It is expected that faculty maintain current professional standards and practices, as well as attend committee/department meetings, and support
the mission of SFCC and the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering Math
and Fitness. Must be committed to serving a diverse college community.
Must be willing to assume to role of department chair.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teaches up to 18 credit hours each semester (fall, spring and Summer semesters)/45credits per year;
  • Provides classroom and online instruction in Nursing;
  • Conducts assigned classes in accordance with approved course syllabi;
  • Creates and maintains effective, student-centered, learning environments;
  • Advises students concerning academic achievement and learning goals; assists students with enrollment, registration and navigating systems;
  • Works with Counseling/Accessibility Services and the Tutoring Center, making referrals as necessary;
  • Acquaints students with course content, requirements, grading procedures, and attendance policy;
  • Maintains student records regarding grades, coursework, degree plans and petitions to graduate;
  • Maintains and submits up-to-date course outlines, syllabi and assessment materials;
  • Submits required reports by deadlines;
  • Seeks ways to improve instruction, keeping abreast of professional education developments;
  • Maintains approved schedule of office hours;
  • Participates in curriculum development;
  • Creates curriculum and assessment instruments employing multiple assessment techniques;
  • Integrates appropriate technology and diversity throughout the curriculum;
  • Develops and selects materials and methods for faculty to use in teaching and assessing courses;
  • Assists in the choice of textbooks and other instructional materials that are appropriate to the course syllabi;
  • Participates in faculty, department, School, college-wide and other meetings and functions; serves on college committees; and attends and supports college activities;
  • Promotes program within SFCC and to the community;
  • Serves as the coordinator of program advisory committee;
  • Works with businesses and related industries in the Santa Fe area to develop strong relationships, career paths initiatives, internships and workforce development;
  • Manages student internships and/or co-ops;
  • Mentors and observes adjunct faculty;
  • Collaborates with other faculty and staff in the School and across the college; and assumes special duties assigned by the Department Chair, Dean or Associate Dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering, Math, and Fitness and/or designated representatives.
  • Although the above are typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional duties and responsibilities requiring the same or lesser skills, knowledge and dexterity may be required.
  • Prepares nursing student candidates to be successful by providing feedback and evaluations of student performance;
  • advises and presents orientation seminars; participates in admission selection program;
  • develops curriculum designed to teach students to think critically, to problem solve, to be professional, responsible, responsive, competent and confident;
  • prepares and schedules meetings, plans and revises curriculum;
  • participates in problem solving, collaboration with other faculty and curriculum planning, and provides lab skills set-up;
  • develops and coordinates student clinical experiences;
  • reviews and makes recommendations concerning new and currently available materials for possible purchase for use in instruction;
  • assists students in obtaining knowledge through lectures, laboratory and skills testing, and clinical expertise according to NM Board of Nursing requirements and NLN accreditation standards.
  • Although the above are typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional duties and responsibilities requiring the same or lesser skills, knowledge and dexterity may be required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices, such as cooperative learning, service-learning, traditional and alternative assessment; on-line and blended course delivery; diverse learning styles; [of tutorial units and related instructional learning laboratories];
  • evaluation methodologies;
  • record keeping; and of curriculum design and planning.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Skill in problem solving;
  • in time management; in computer use;
  • in listening and in critical thinking.
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, special needs, and ethnic backgrounds of college students.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas;
  • speak clearly; work with students
  • with learning differences and disabilities.

Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must meet the requirements of our clinical institutions.
Approximate percentages of other activities:
Standing 30%
Walking 30%
Sitting 35%
Driving 5%

Location Requirements:

  • This Position is eligible for a Hybrid Remote schedule.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Nursing from an accredited university program required (Applicants without a graduate degree in nursing may be employed for one year and then are required to complete a graduate degree in nursing within the next five years as a contingency of employment)
  • Certifications including BLS must be current.
  • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the New Mexico Board of Nursing.
  • 5 years Experience in a Nursing Related field to include 2 years in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an NLN
  • Recent teaching experience at a community college or in adult education; and experience in teacher mentoring.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • A strong record of continuing professional development is desirable


Contingency of Employment:

  • Completion of an associated masters degree within 5 years of employment
  • Current BLS Certification

Notice of Background Check and Education Verification:

All employment with Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Some positions may require further educational verification to ensure compliance with our accreditation standards.

Required Application Documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts to be submitted upon hire)
  • Teaching Philosophy

Best Consideration Date 5/6/2024

Additional Comments to Applicants:

Applications are disqualified in the first level of review if they do not meet all Minimum Qualifications listed in this job posting. (Years of experience are calculated based upon numbers of hours worked per week. Example: 2 years of experience working 20 hours per week equals 1 year of experience.) Relevant experience pertains to Minimum Qualifications, Job Summary/Basic Function, and Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities described in this job posting. ASSUMPTIONS ARE NOT MADE at any level of SFCC’s Hiring Process if information presented in the application material does not clearly address the Minimum Qualifications, Job Summary/Basic Function, and Preferred Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Number of pages of application material will not negatively/positively affect your application, however, LACK OF DETAIL may.

Diversity Statement:

As Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) neighbors ancient Pueblo lands, and is a Sanctuary campus in a Sanctuary city, SFCC is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified and richly diverse faculty and staff. Our students need a community to teach and support them and that represents their diversity. SFCC strives to make our campus a place of safety, inclusion and equity where all individuals from all diverse backgrounds feel welcomed, nurtured and valued. At the heart of SFCC’s mission – Empower Students, Strengthen Community. Empoderar a los Estudiantes, Fortalecer a la Comunidad – is a commitment and promise that higher education and opportunity should be open to everyone in our community and to fostering a climate where students can be who they want to be. A place where all within our community belong. A place where you are seen, a place where you are valued, a place where you are respected, a place where you are appreciated. Come join our community!

EEO Statement:

As an EEO employer, Santa Fe Community College will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, serious medical condition or status as a protected veteran or spousal affiliation. Santa Fe Community College hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

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