Assistant Professor of Nursing - Northern New Mexico College

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a public two-year and four-year degree granting institution founded in 1909 by the New Mexico Constitution.  NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito and serves an average of 1,000 students per semester.  Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting January 2018.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Full -time faculty members of Northern New Mexico College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program assist the program Director to develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing curriculum. Duties include student advisement, curriculum development, program evaluation, teaching in the classroom and clinical setting, evaluation of student learning, college and community service, scholarship, and other duties as assigned in accordance with the mission, vision, and purpose of the ADN program.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s degree in nursing is required.  Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state and current healthcare provider CPR.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous teaching experience; two years of full-time clinical experience in the areas of teaching responsibility.

SALARY: Based on credentials and experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

  • Must work a minimum of thirty-five hours per week (Flexible schedule);
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen;
  • ability to meet institutional requirements for participation in clinical practicums;
  • Must hold and maintain a current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of associate degree nursing programs.
  • Knowledge of evidence based teaching strategies.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching. Experience with a variety of teaching resources.
  • Ability to maintain clinical competence in area of teaching.
  • Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
  • Good computer software skills – Microsoft Office, email, and electronic calendar.
  • Ability to role model professional nursing behaviors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is normally performed in a classroom, clinical setting, and in an office setting.  Teaching load will not exceed 12-15 contact hours per semester and may be divided between theory and clinical instruction. Faculty who are engaged in high-fidelity nursing simulation activities may be released from all or a portion of a teaching load.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and detailing experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching, 5) three letters of recommendations (two of which focus on the candidate’s teaching ability and/or potential, and 6) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references

The position will remain open until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by July 20, 2017.

Required application materials should be sent to:  donna.castro@nnmc.edu

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.

Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

 

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.
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