SALARY: $750.00 per contact hour (Step 5 on the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale)
This adjunct faculty member will employ a range of suitable strategies to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions and encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper class-related records, and promptly assess student coursework and apprise students of progress. Each adjunct faculty member is primarily responsible for effectively teaching students in those classes assigned. In such assignments, each adjunct faculty member is a member of the professional teaching staff that is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the College and the Health Occupations Academic Area. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to relate well to a diverse population of learners. Responsibilities may include teaching nights, weekends, and/or online instruction.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES, AND LICENSES:
- BSN in Nursing from four-year college or university
- Registered Nurse License from the State of Michigan
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card with Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider certification
- Recent clinical nursing experience in a hospital setting
- Master’s degree (MSN) from four-year college or university
- Experience teaching students in an academic setting
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED):
- Clinical supervision of the assigned group(s) of students in the clinical and laboratory settings. This supervision shall include but is not limited to the following:
- Prepare appropriate plans, materials, and learning activities for students to achieve the learning outcomes of each class.
- Orient students to the clinical unit.
- Select appropriate learning experiences for the assigned student group(s), i.e., client/patient assignments and planning clinical conferences.
- Observation of the students’ performance, the guidance of the students’ performance, review of procedures and principles as necessary, on-the-spot instruction as appropriate.
- Evaluation of students’ clinical performance in writing on a weekly basis and verbally, as needed, on an individual basis, including written feedback on but not limited to the following:
- Care plans
- Specialty rotation papers (when assigned)
- Research projects (when assigned)
- Medication cards, pathophysiology cards, and NOC, NIC, and NANDA diagnoses
- Documenting clinical observations and/or any appropriate incidents which may occur during the clinical experience.
- Consulting with students individually and/or in groups to: review and/or evaluate progression towards clinical outcomes and identify teaching strategies that could be reinforced or adjusted.
- Construct and administer tests, clinical evaluation forms, and/or other means, for measuring student learning. Upon evaluating such performance for each instructional period, report a grade for each student to the Lead Instructor or Records Office by the date due.
- Maintain any student records appropriate to regular college procedure and assessment practice.
- Use survey forms as designated to obtain evaluation feedback regarding performance.
- Maintain a cooperative, positive relationship with the staff on any unit of the healthcare facility assigned to facilitate the optimum learning environment for the students.
- Maintain effective, ongoing communication with the Lead Instructor (and/or Director of Nursing Programs if appropriate) concerning student progress and/or concerns.
- Attend all course team meetings.
- Assist the Lead Instructor during the semester with laboratory preparation and, if indicated, with procedure demonstrations.
- Arrange and complete an orientation with the clinical site unit manager to learn the assigned clinical unit and meet the mandatory requirements of the clinical site.
- Submit appropriate materials to the Vice President for Educational Services or designee. All official college transcripts should be sent to Human Resources.
- Attend meetings required by the Vice President for Educational Services, Academic Chair, or their designees.
- Effectively participate in the affairs of the College as necessary to develop and maintain a strong and vibrant instructional institution.
- Contribute ideas and energies to cooperate and actively participate as a team member with colleagues in carrying out activities of the department.
- Consult with the Academic Chair, Department Head, Lead Instructor, or other appropriate college personnel on questions or issues involving course, curricula, instructional strategies, and College procedures and policies.
- Continuously improve teaching effectiveness through professional growth. For example, adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend, whenever possible, professional development activities sponsored by NMC's Center for Instructional Excellence.
- In the event of the instructor's absence, it is the adjunct instructor's responsibility to notify the Lead Instructor and the Educational Services Office as soon as possible. All class cancellations are posted on the campus TV monitors and the telephone information bulletin board. Absences may result in a reduction in the adjunct faculty member's contracted pay.
All adjunct faculty are required to be part of the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive tuition benefits during the following academic year based on the contacts taught in the previous academic year.
This is a part-time position. The work hours may include teaching nights and/or weekends.
Open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.nmc.edu/jobs. Please attach a copy of your cover letter, resume, RN License, current CPR card or Healthcare Provider certification, and unofficial transcripts (if possible). Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.