New Mexico State University Alamogordo

Online ad: Allied Health College Instructor or College Assistant Professor
Deadline: December 7, 2018
Date Posted: November 7, 2018
Type: Non-tenure track
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Employment Type: 9-month academic year, part-time
Effective Date: January 10, 2019
New Mexico State University Alamogordo is seeking to fill a regular, part-time (0.8 fte) 9-month college-track faculty position within the Career & Technology Division. The faculty member reports to the Director of Allied Health and to the Division Head for Career & Technology. The faculty member’s responsibilities include: providing instruction, use of a learning management system (currently Canvas), teaching skills laboratories, arranging and monitoring clinical setting partnerships. The instruction provided must be compliant with New Mexico regulations and industry best practices, where applicable. The faculty member must maintain a current Registered Nurse license from the state of New Mexico. Education and experience requirements include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, nursing education, or a closely related field and at least 2-years of nursing experience. The faculty member is responsible for developing strong partnerships with appropriate community stake holders in support of new course development and college improvement. This individual promotes NMSU–Alamogordo’s mission by providing quality learning opportunities within the diverse service area.

Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, nursing education or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Minimum of 2-years of nursing experience and minimum of 1-year college-level teaching or healthcare industry teaching/training experience. Current United States registered nurse license in good standing. Must obtain Mexico State registered nurse licensure prior to January 10, 2019 (employment start date). Ability to teach online and hybrid courses and ability to work with a diverse student population. Understanding of the community college mission and philosophy and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Experience with healthcare theory, practice, and direct patient care and ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Qualifications Preferred: Additional certifications in a specialty area, e.g. Phlebotomy, Certified Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, EKG Technician, or Medical Assistant. 3-years of nursing experience in specialty area, e.g. acute care, long-term care, or a medical office setting. Experience with online instruction and Quality Matters and experience with course-level and program assessment.

Responsibilities: Position responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals; participation in educational planning, evaluation of allied health courses, student performance; motivate and advise students. Identify and communicate the need for supplies and equipment to meet program needs and goals. Participate in the preparation of class schedules, selection of textbooks, writing syllabi, course-level and program assessment and curricular changes. Required to provide 12-credit hours of instruction per fall and spring semesters; may require some class time flexibility since courses, labs, clinical and community activities may be scheduled during weekdays, evenings or weekends, depending upon institutional needs. In addition, the potential exists for summer and overload instruction at additional compensation. The position also provides opportunity for participation in professional development activities and may be asked to participate as a member or chair on committees, and perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

Successful candidates must have a philosophy which supports the goal of success for all students through hands-on learning experiences and strong faculty involvement. Finalists will be asked to document teaching effectiveness with relevant material and will be asked to present a teaching demonstration or a leadership seminar.

New Mexico State University Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is a comprehensive community college located in the foothills, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains. This vantage point overlooks the city of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. The service area of the school includes Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), White Sands Missile Range, and stretches beyond the view to include the Mescalero Apache Reservation and approximately twenty villages and towns. Much of the south central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of the campus. NMSU-A is a two year community college campus accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the needs of the community and diverse student population.

Benefits offered: Group medical, vision, and dental insurances, group life, disability, and state educational retirement.
Application deadline is December 7, 2018. Submit letter of interest, a CV and names and contact information for 3-5 professional references through the university job portal at http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/33194 . Paper/e-mail documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the electronic application.
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check. New Mexico State University Alamogordo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, females, veterans, and those with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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