Assistant Professor, Nursing
Position Summary: Full-time faculty in the School of the Sciences will engage in teaching, scholarship and service activities in accordance with the University's Faculty Workload and Promotion/Sabbatical Guidelines and the Full-Time Faculty Job Description for the School of the Sciences. Teaching responsibilities for faculty in nursing will include 24 credit hours per academic year (usually 12 credit hours per semester). Full-time nursing faculty are expected to teach both clinical and classroom hours. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, student advising, assessment, committee service, and participating in the life of the university.
Education/Experience: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in nursing or a related field preferred. Master's degree in nursing and expertise in Medical-Surgical nursing required. College level teaching experience preferred.
R.N. required. Must be Maryland Board of Nursing certified or eligible.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong commitment to quality teaching
Strong commitment to scholarly activity and professional development.
Proficiency as a practicing registered nurse
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required. Database management and other computer skills are valued.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Essential Functions: The essential functions for the full-time faculty member in nursing are taken from the Full-Time Faculty Job Description developed by the faculty of the School of the Sciences. The exact percentage for each category is determined by the faculty member and the Associate Dean as part of the annual appraisal and professional development planning process.
- Engage in instructional activity totaling 12 credit hours per semester and/or 24 credit hours per academic year.
- As part of Instructional Activity load:
- Prepare courses and/or clinical experiences in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines,
- Grade assignments and exams,
- Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week),
- Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
- Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
- Serve as the Course Coordinator for appropriate nursing course(s), which includes collaborating with and mentoring part-time faculty involved in teaching that nursing course.
- Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
- Teach and/or mentor students in clinical and/or laboratory experiences.
- Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits, including research, that enhance teaching effectiveness.
- Engage in professional activities to maintain clinical excellence.
- Develop and maintain an ongoing research program that involves students and leads to presentation and/ or publication in internal and external forums.
- Attend professional development workshops, meetings, and talks related to professional interests, including those of professional societies.
- Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity.
- Attend all Faculty/Staff University, School, and Department meetings.
- Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.
- Serve as an academic advisor to students.
- Serve on Department, School, and University committees.
- Participate in Department, School, and University events.