Assistant Professor, Nursing

  • Stevenson University
  • Stevenson, MD
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description

 Assistant Professor, Nursing

Stevenson University

This 9-month full-time faculty position in the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions will engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities in accordance with the University's Faculty Workload and Promotion/Sabbatical Guidelines. Teaching responsibilities include 24 contact hours per academic year, including but not limited to simulation, theory and/or clinical experience hours. Full-time faculty in the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions are expected to engage in scholarly pursuits with undergraduate students and to pursue external funding in support of this research. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, student advising, program assessment, service on department, school and university committees, and participating in the life of the university.

Department: School of Nursing & Health Professions: Nursing

  • Doctorate degree in nursing or a related field and a Masters degree in nursing required with college level teaching experience preferred.
  • Clinical nursing experience within the past 1-4 years in critical care, medical surgical, or obstetrical specialization is preferred.
  • CPR certification required and CNE or certification in area of clinical practice preferred.
  • Must be Maryland Board of Nursing certified or eligible
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in nursing.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a team member
  • Knowledge of current teaching/learning theories and processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts.
  • Excellent organizational, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with various learning styles
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Database management and other computer skills are valued.
  • Experience working with Blackboard or a similar learning management platform.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, and to travel between campuses as needed.
Physical Requirements:
Medium work: exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Requires physical abilities consistent with a busy college environment on a campus with buildings and laboratories separated by some distance. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. Position requires additional hours for meetings and events, including days, evenings, and weekends. Position requires sitting and standing for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions for the full-time faculty member in nursing are taken from the Full-Time Faculty Job Description developed by the faculty of the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions. The exact percentage for each category is determined by the faculty member and the Department Chair as part of the annual appraisal and professional development planning process.

Engage in instructional activity totaling 12 contact hours per semester and/or 24 contact hours per academic year, including but not limited to theory, simulation and/or clinical experience hours.

As part of Instructional Activity load:
  • Prepare courses and/or laboratories or simulated clinical experiences in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines.
  • Grade assignments and exams
  • Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week),
  • Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
Evaluate, update and revise courses regularly.
  • Attend meetings and/or workshops related to education (e.g., teaching methods, assessment).
  • Implement new teaching methods in existing courses (includes incorporating evidence-based practice).
  • Mentor students in research courses and/or projects related to specialty scholars program requirements.
  • Mentor students in graduate nursing programs as appropriate.
  • Serve as course coordinator for nursing course(s) as requested, including the implementation of new teaching methods, strategies or tools in nursing courses.
  • Provide course coordinators and/or department chair with all required course data, as related to course and program assessment and/or accreditation.
  • Evaluate and revise curricula as warranted and/or requested.
  • Conceive and develop new courses to expand academic offerings within the faculty members discipline.
  • Develop and maintain self-directed intellectual pursuits, including research, that enhance teaching effectiveness.
  • Conduct self-directed research with students (bench, educational, or other) of a quality that could lead to presentation or publication, including presentation/publication in venues dedicated to undergraduate research.
  • Engage in intellectual pursuits outside of the classroom that are related to professional interests (e.g., grant-writing, peer review, authorship of texts, chapters and journal articles).
  • Attend workshops, meetings, and talks related to professional interests.
  • Attend meetings of professional societies.
  • Pursue and maintain clinical certification(s).
  • Pursue and maintain advanced practice certification(s).
  • Maintain clinical practice as required by the Maryland Board of Nursing to keep Registered Nurse license.
  • Attend all Faculty/Staff University, School, and Department meetings.
  • Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.
  • Participate in faculty governance.
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to students.
  • Mentor students (e.g., club moderator, mentoring programs NOT in research or academic pursuits)
  • Actively participate on Department, School, and University committees.
  • Participate in recruitment and yield events.
  • Participate in Department, School, and University assessment activities, including, but not limited to, annual assessment of courses and periodic assessments of programs for University and/or accreditation purposes.
  • Mentor and advise new faculty.
  • Serve on Faculty Mentoring and Evaluation Committee(s) as requested.
  • Serve as a point of contact for Clinical Supervisors in clinical courses as part of role as Course Coordinator, including orienting Clinical Supervisors to specific course requirements, monitoring issues in the clinical setting, and reporting as needed to the Department Chair.
  • Serve on at least one Nursing Unit Working Group.
Reports To: Chair, Nursing Department

Work Location: Owings Mills North

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type:

Months/Year: 9

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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