Collegiate Faculty, Nursing

Job Details

Job Ref:
10014028
Location:
Adelphi, MD
Category:
Collegiate Faculty
Type:
Full time

Collegiate Faculty, Nursing (RN to BSN)

Department of Sciences

School of Arts & Sciences

12-Month Collegiate Faculty

Remote; Washington, DC Metro Area preferred

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) invites applications for an experienced full-time Collegiate faculty member to teach in the Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-to-BSN) Program. The Collegiate Faculty is a full-time faculty position reporting directly to the Program Director and is responsible for teaching courses in the RN to BSN curriculum, administrative academic duties and providing oversight and management of courses within the nursing program. The Collegiate Faculty, in partnership with the Program Director, fellow Collegiate Faculty and Academic Program Coordinator, constitute a Program Team that works together to ensure program quality, consistency and growth, faculty quality and curriculum output. The Collegiate Faculty demonstrates leadership by championing these areas.  

Program Quality, Consistency and Growth. The Collegiate Faculty works to improve the currency of the nursing program curriculum and relevance to workplace needs within the healthcare community. The Collegiate Faculty, in conjunction with the Program Director, ensure consistency across courses within the program to ensure that the program offerings are uniform and predictable to enhance the student learning experience. In addition, the Collegiate Faculty supports academic assessment and continuous program improvement.

Faculty Quality. In conjunction with the Program Director, the Collegiate Faculty works to engage faculty within the program, by building a learning community of experts. The Collegiate Faculty ensures that the program balances curriculum excellence with teaching excellence. The Collegiate Faculty acts as an example of best teaching practices by role modeling professionalism while engaging in student interaction and mentoring/coaching adjuncts. The Collegiate faculty are expected to provide leadership, teamwork, communication, and performance-oriented coaching. The Collegiate Faculty engages in continuous communication with the Program Chair by providing updates on classroom activities. 

Curriculum Output. The Collegiate Faculty works at the Program Director's discretion to manage curriculum maintenance and development in collaboration with the Learning Design and Technology Department and other areas of the University. Specific Collegiate Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Regular and ongoing review and support of faculty teaching, with emphasis on instilling and propagating best practices associated with the 3Rs: relevancy, relationships, and responsiveness.

  • Commitment to academic quality and innovation in teaching.

  • Demonstrating and modeling highly effective teaching practices for adjunct faculty. Mentors and coaches' adjunct faculty.

  • Works closely with the Program Director and Academic Program Coordinator to ensure the program meets student needs and quality standards including assessments of program standards.

  • Ensure that the program complies and is consistent with accreditation standards and other professional nursing standards as appropriate.

  • Consults with the Program Director to develop an instructional plan or syllabus for courses and ensures that it meets department and University standards.

  • Identifies, refines, and updates open educational resources and projects.

  • May serve on academic or administrative committees.

  • Make recommendations on curriculum development.

  • Performs other job duties as necessary.

The Collegiate Faculty teaches 12 credit hours per year in addition to their academic administrative duties constituting a workload equivalent to 30 credit hours per year. The ideal candidate will be inspirational, energetic, technologically savvy, and a superb communicator. This individual will be able to work both independently and, as a member of an academic team, employ a collaborative style with the highest ethical standards to engender an environment of trust and cultivate a community engaged in and committed to continuous quality improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Committed to excellence.

  • Teaches 12 credit hours per year in addition to other academic administrative duties constituting a workload equivalent to 30 credit hours per year.

  • Act as a course coordinator for a defined number of courses, which includes course updates/redesigns in consultation with the Program Director.

  • Mentor and coach adjunct faculty.

  • Champion program quality and consistency through evidence-based teaching practices.

  • Represent UMGC at Nursing events, and other special services, as assigned by the Program Director, Chair or Dean.

  • Help support the UMGC Nursing program by assisting with ongoing accreditation needs.

  • Serve on various University or departmental councils, committees, and advisory boards.

  • Lead efforts to increase student engagement in the program.

  • Participation in University events such as commencement activities.

  • The faculty member will also participate in other academic aspects of the University and contributes to the program's activities focused on the education of adult students and continuous improvement of curriculum.

  • Collegiate faculty may have their duties adjusted to serve the needs of the University.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:

  • Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in Maryland or have a Multistate Compact License as a Registered Nurse.

  • 5 years of experience in Nursing Education, 2 years of experience in online Nursing education.

  • Experience in curricular development by collaborating with other departments to design and implement innovative learning experiences. 

  • Proficiency in online learning management systems and other technology in online education.

  • Ability to coach, mentor and facilitate faculty performance.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work across academic disciplines and administrative departments in higher education.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctoral degree strongly preferred.

  • Experience teaching adult learners in an online environment strongly preferred.

  • Experience teaching in an RN to BSN program preferred.

  • Ability to teach all courses across the RN to BSN curriculum

  • Academic nurse educator certification (CNE) preferred.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—and in alignment with the University System of Maryland (USM) vaccination mandate, all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are required to be fully vaccinated, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion.  

Prospective faculty and staff must provide their vaccination status and submit proof of vaccination (or a copy of their Approved Exception Letter) before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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