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Full Time Faculty- School of Nursing

Excelsior University
Albany, NY

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Full-time Faculty member is a faculty position with exempt status. Reporting to the Department Chair, this non-tenure track full-time faculty position is expected to provide academic instruction to degree, certificate, and non-degree learners. Responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development and oversight, committee work, and maintaining a program of scholarship, continued learning, and/or practice within their area of expertise and specialization.

Full-time faculty are expected to support department and school leadership in terms of recommendations on program and course design, the assessment of student learning in accordance with university, university, and program standards, and the execution of data-informed and high-quality learning experiences within courses.

The full-time faculty position will provide a benefit to the University by aligning courses and programs with accreditation requirements, serving as a model by providing rigorous oversight of course development and revisions, and facilitating student learning and success in support of the University’s academic programs. Full-time faculty are expected to show a willingness to take on essential roles and duties as needed, within the department, school, university, and as directed by the department, school, and university leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
  • Student-focused educator committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
  • Teach 10-12 courses (30-36 credits per year) and advance student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines, university standards, and external benchmarks of quality
  • Design courses, deliver instruction, evaluate student learning, and incorporate university-required technology
  • Implement a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs, desired learner outcomes, content, and context.
  • Assist students to master course material by being available through “office hours” and at other times to answer questions and assist students to better understand the material in one-on-one or small group sessions
  • Use information technologies and eLearning technology to support the teaching-learning process.
  • Lead and/or coordinate the development and/or revision of courses, including serving as subject matter expert for course development projects, for continuous quality improvement.
  • Review courses on an ongoing basis using course data to improve student learning and success outcomes.
  • Participate in program improvement initiatives, including university-established program reviews, supporting the department to improve program performance.
  • Participate in program and university accreditation, curriculum development, and program assessment.
  • Participate in scheduled institutional/unit meetings and activities.
  • Serve on taskforces and/or committees.
  • Adhere to all policies specified in the Faculty Handbook and serve as a model to other faculty.
  • Complete university-required compliance training in a timely manner.
  • Perform other appropriate and reasonably required duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Institutional and professional service:
  • Serve on at least one faculty or university committee annually (after the first year of hire)
  • Attend all required university events such as commencement, faculty meetings, etc.
  • Contribute to professional development activities, both departmental and university-wide.
  • Participate in activities supporting the University's strategic plan and the goals of the university.
  • Provide subject matter assistance to advising, and in collaboration with the academic advisors provide academic guidance to students.
  • Provide professional assistance to instructional faculty, staff, and students.
  • Promote and coordinate student professional organizations.
  • Support community and industry relationships, including support for project partnerships and student opportunities.
  • Comply with published university Policies and Procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on the development and assessment of program and course outcomes.

Professional Development & Research:
  • Participate in professional development activities, both departmental and university-wide.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area and innovate effective teaching/ learning strategies.
  • Pursue furthering of domain knowledge and academic skills through scholarly activities by attending professional conferences, publishing papers or articles, etc.
  • Engages in ongoing professional development, especially activities that advance student engagement, learning, and equity.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able and willing to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Experience teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and other courses as assigned and in alignment with academic qualifications.
    • Terminal degree preferred.
    • Candidates with a master’s degree, relevant industry certifications and/or 18 hours of graduate-level learning in the discipline will be considered.
    • Experience and comfort teaching across multiple modalities, and leveraging strengths of each to inform instructional practice.
    • A commitment to interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration and successful track record of working across disciplines to support the development of program pathways from associate to doctoral degrees.
The hiring salary range for this position is $85,00.00 - $90,000.00. The hiring salary range above represents the University's good faith estimate at the time of posting. Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in 2001. Excelsior means “ever upward” in Latin, and it reflects the aspirations of our students and graduates.

Excelsior College is an accredited, recognized leader in removing obstacles to the educational goals of the adult learner. We provide efficient and affordable access to higher education through multiple avenues to degree completion.

An Adult Learner Focus

Excelsior College revolutionized adult higher education by recognizing learning wherever and whenever it occurs.

A leader in online and distance learning, Excelsior College awards degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels in liberal arts, nursing, business, technology, and health sciences, and at the master's level in liberal studies, nursing, and business. Certificate programs are also offered by the Schools of Business & Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Nursing.

Customized Flexibility Makes the Difference

Students have educational paths that are as unique and diverse as they are. Detours and rest stops are a fact of life. Our committed, national faculty members, and caring, professional staff help working adults overcome barriers to achieving personal, professional, and academic success.

As a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge through the application of a rigorous yet flexible and individualized approach, we work with each student to discover how best to avoid back-tracking on their road to success.

Our Mission

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.

A Pioneer in Distance Learning

We offer busy students around the world the advantage of both earning credit at a distance and applying previously-earned college-level credit toward degree or certificate programs.

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