One-year, temporary, full-time faculty position in Associate Degree Nursing (MCCC/MTA pos)
About Greenfield Community College: Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM: The Associate Degree Nursing program is part of the Engineering, Math, Nursing and Sciences grouping and is directly supervised by the Assistant Dean of Nursing. Program personnel include six full time faculty members, seven to eight clinical adjunct instructors, and a full-time administrative assistant, shared with the Practical Nursing program, to provide support. Experienced faculty focus on quality and excellence in teaching and learning with a strong commitment to producing nursing graduates who are prepared to meet challenges in the contemporary healthcare environment including technical, problem solving, and applied skills. GCC's nursing program is held in high regard in the region and has a long history of students exceeding the national NCLEX pass rates for ADN and BSN graduates. The program curriculum is enriched with service learning experiences integrated throughout all four semesters and incorporates high fidelity patient simulation in the skills curriculum and web-enhancements in courses. Our students represent a diverse community of learners including licensed practical nurses who apply for advanced placement in the program and students who have completed more advanced degrees in other fields.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides classroom, laboratory, simulation, and clinical instruction in Associate Degree Nursing program, which includes Fundamentals of Nursing, Family Nursing (obstetrical nursing or pediatric nursing), and other content as assigned. Provides academic advisement for approximately 18 ADN and Nursing Intent students; maintains regular office hours; serves on committees as elected or appointed; attends regularly scheduled department, division and college meetings; and performs other duties as assigned. Collaborates with other faculty in delivery of nursing curriculum, in drafting of course delivery schedules, and in ongoing curriculum development. Contributes to accreditation, program, and course report activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Teaches nursing courses in the appropriate content areas;
Directs and teaches students in college classrooms, on-campus skills and simulation lab and clinical cooperating agencies;
Evaluates student achievement in classroom and clinical settings;
Provides support to part-time instructors working with assigned courses and agencies;
Counsels nursing students in relation to progress regarding achievement of program objectives with appropriate documentation of these activities;
Contributes to the development of nursing program policies;
Coordinates service learning programs;
Identifies and supports students in clinical and academic situations, and refers students to appropriate campus resources;
Assists students in the development of a thorough understanding of the nurse's role in contemporary nursing practice;
Provides professional role modeling for nursing students
Develops and reviews the educational philosophy, purposes and objectives of the program and nursing courses
Organizes, develops and evaluates the nursing curriculum;
Makes recommendations regarding deployment of personnel and uses of facilities essential to meeting objectives;
Develops specific criteria and related methods for the evaluation of student achievement of objectives;
Serves on college committees as elected and/or assigned;
Contributes to a positive, respectful, and collaborative learning and work environment;
Contributes to assessment activities including accreditation and year-end reporting;
Participates in program meetings and college-wide meetings, end of semester nursing curriculum meetings
Maintains records and reports in accordance with established program policies;
Maintains scheduled office hours in accordance with college policy;
Maintains collegial relationships with the staff and administration of affiliating clinical facilities;
Continues professional study and education;
Maintains current professional liability insurance; and
Maintains current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (and Vermont as indicated).
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Eligibility for RN licensure in Massachusetts (and/or Vermont as needed);
Possesses an earned Master of Science degree in nursing;
Minimum of two years full-time clinical experience in nursing, or its equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence;
Current American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification;
Instructional experience in the college or clinical setting;
Meets required Health standards to serve at clinical sites;
Current malpractice insurance;
Ability to utilize technology in student learning situations equivalent to student expectations in clinical settings; and
Record of performance that demonstrates respect for diversity.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:
Proficiency in oral and written communication, including basic computer skills.
Demonstrated successful community college teaching experience, preferably classroom teaching experience;
Experience with curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes;
Community nursing experience and knowledge of holistic health practices; nursing experience in various practice settings across the wellness-illness continuum; or with diverse populations
Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural proficiency within the curriculum and the profession;
Knowledge of or experience with high fidelity patient simulation and other modes of technology; and
Ph.D. in nursing, nursing education, D.N.P. or related field.
Certification in Simulation for nursing.
Additional Information: EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to present a teaching demonstration to an audience that may include students.
Some candidates may be asked to submit evidence of expertise in nursing process, learning objective development, and evaluation strategies. (Please do not submit these materials unless specifically asked to do so.)
RANK AND SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $47,160-$65,668. Rank and appointment salary are based on one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure. Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the range.
START DATE: August 2019
Application Instructions: Create a Greenfield Community College account and upload the following required documents for consideration:
Contact information for 5 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
Review of applications will begin with those received by June 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
GCC is an accredited public community college in western Mass. known for the helpfulness of the faculty and staff and for the strong GCC support from the local community. Whether students pursue a traditional liberal arts path or one of GCC’s innovative programs such as Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, or Outdoor Leadership, it’s GCC’s mission to teach what’s necessary for our students to reach their highest potential. Access and excellence are what drive every decision at GCC