Rappahannock Community College

Rappahannock Community College, a two-campus institution serving a rural 12-county area in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia, seeks applicants for the following faculty-ranked teaching position in Nursing. This position is a nine-month appointment with an excellent benefits package. Salary commensurate with education and experience but no less than $43,776. Position begins August 16, 2019.

The College desires candidates with a commitment to the community college mission and experience working in a diverse student population, including adult learners and at-risk students. The successful candidate will be committed to academic excellence, continuous improvement through professional development, assessment, program and course development, and creating a collegial environment of civility, collaboration and open communication. The college strives for a faculty of content experts who are also knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning. Outreach and service to the college community (developing partnerships, academic advising, and committee work and faculty governance) along with the ability to teach 15 credits per semester. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration.

Nursing Instructor (Position #F0011). The general responsibilities for Nursing Instructor are to teach didactic, lab, and clinical courses in an associate degree-nursing program. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, facilitating student learning through in class and out of class activities, maintaining up to date knowledge in nursing and trends in community college and nursing education, and teach using a variety of delivery systems including interactive video, web, and other electronic media. Teaching faculty will advise students, adopt textbooks, draft course syllabi in collaboration with colleagues, set up and maintain lab/classroom environments and participate in program, division and college governance committees. The successful candidate will work closely with the Program Head to establish clinical sites for students and assist in job placement of program graduates and mentor adjunct faculty. Teaching assignments and schedule may include day and evening assignments, cross-campus or off-campus assignments, and teaching concurrently enrolled high school students. Faculty will have a primary office space on one campus and is required to teach on both campuses.

Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in Nursing or currently enrolled in a program leading to a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with completion of a minimum of 50% of program credits; and commitment to complete the program credits during the first year of employment; current unencumbered RN license in Virginia or Compact State licensure; experience in nursing education and proficiency in the use of instructional technology in a pre-licensure professional nursing program. Demonstrated clinical competence in providing direct patient care. Ability to communicate effectively with students and peers. Candidates should possess sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources. Knowledge in curriculum development and implementation and a thorough knowledge of Virginia Board of nursing requirements for nursing programs and faculty required. Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication, including formal report writing is expected.

Qualifications Preferred: Certified Nurse Educator designation preferred. Expertise in general medical-surgical or acute medical-surgical, and at least one specialty area including pediatrics, maternity, psychiatric nursing and community-based nursing. Considerable experience teaching in nursing (lecture and labs). Experience with the systematic plan of evaluation for external accreditation agencies preferred.

Satisfactory reference and criminal background checks are a condition of employment. Job Seekers with disabilities should contact Human Resources at least five (5) days prior to deadline if special accommodations are needed.

A FULLY completed online employment application, CV, cover letter describing qualifications, and a complete, legible and updated set of unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended are required to be considered for this position. Copies of any licenses and certifications required by this position must also be included. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening. Applicants are encouraged to complete information in all sections. Failure to complete any section may decrease the opportunity for interview selection. Official transcripts of all college coursework completed are required of the selected candidate. Applications will only be accepted online through the Recruitment Management System at http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/144612 and must be received on or before May 1, 2019.

Rappahannock Community College intentionally develops its workforce to reflect the diversity of its region. The College maintains a workplace culture which values inclusion and demonstrates respect for all people. Further, Rappahannock Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or genetics. Rappahannock Community College complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every college location. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Human Resources Manager, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, Virginia 23149.

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