Post Date: 12/19/2017
Close Date: 01/31/2018
Clark College is accepting applications for full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructors. Seeking dynamic candidates who embrace collaboration, creativity and innovation to support academic excellence and successful/effective student learning. The successful candidates will work within a team to teach a combination of didactic, clinical and lab courses. Department and college service work is expected with tenure-track positions to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are expected to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. There are three positions available. One position has a start date of April 6, 2018 and the other two positions have a start date of September 14, 2018.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
General Faculty Responsibilities
• Renew skills and maintain currency in the discipline through involvement in professional development activities.
• Effectively teach assigned classes/labs to support student success in meeting the documented course and program level outcomes.
• Design and implement tools and strategies for accurately assessing student progress and providing timely feedback.
• Use a variety of evidence-based and creative methods to promote learning. Engage learners and facilitate student learning by employing active learning strategies.
• Demonstrate respect for others.
• Demonstrate ability to work with others to achieve educational goals.
• Attend required department meetings and activities and serve on campus committees.
• Advise students, accurately and appropriately per department guidelines.
• Effectively use computer applications for instruction and communication where appropriate.
• Effectively use current instructional technology, as well as, consideration of emerging and future uses.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the College, its student population, and educational goals
• Engage in on-going curriculum review and development.
• Participate in program review and outcomes assessment activities that impact student success.
• Actively participate in program and college accreditation processes.
• Maintain vocational and/or professional certification, and obtain relevant industry certifications as needed.
• Collaborate with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
• Enhance and support all forms of diversity on college campus.
• Demonstrate innovation in supporting student success and retention.
• Master’s degree in Nursing or will have obtained a master’s degree in Nursing prior to start date.
• Three full-time equivalent years of registered nursing experience.
• Ability to teach in a variety of content areas which may include: Geriatrics, Public Health, Lifespan, Family-centered care, Medical-Surgical, Psych/Mental Health, Leadership and Management.
• Active RN license in both Oregon and Washington (by start date).
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to work well as a member of a team in a dynamic college environment.
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Clark College community.
• Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques to enhance student success.
• Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum development and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
Starting salary is $54,340 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $73,600. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application, including names and contact information of five professional references.
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Current résumé
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
• Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
1. Describe your teaching philosophy and provide relevant examples of how your teaching philosophy supports student learning.
2. Describe strategies you would utilize to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students?
4. Describe your special area of interest in nursing. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest and clinical practice?
5. Describe your definition of power, privilege and inequity (PPI) and define how you would incorporate those principles into your teaching.
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
Application Deadline: Open until filled. The priority deadline for completing and submitting the required application materials online is by 3 p.m., January 12, 2018.