Nursing Program Faculty
Carry a didactic and/or clinical load to equal an average of 24 load hours per academic year. Nursing Program Faculty who have clinical load responsibilities are accountable to the Nursing Clinical Adjunct Faculty job description in addition to this one.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and deliver learning experiences for nursing students to make maximum use of class time.
- Teach assigned clinical and didactic nursing education load.
- Evaluate student performances in the classroom. Discuss evaluations with students and return evaluation to student file. (Evaluation of student performance includes evaluation of papers, projects, and journals, and returning these to students in timely fashion.)
- Attend departmental (voting) and institutional faculty (non-voting) meetings.
- Serve on departmental committees as assigned.
- Participate in in clinical nursing education, if part of assigned load, abiding by the Nursing Clinical Faculty job description.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
RN, MSN-in-Process within one year of graduation mandatory.
Current, unencumbered, Missouri nursing license.
Approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing as a faculty member.
Frequently stand for at least one hour consecutively.
Operate classroom audio-visual equipment.
Speak loudly and clearly enough to be understood by students.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Communication: The faculty member must be able to utilize effective communication with peers, students, clients and their families, and other healthcare providers. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Ability to read at a competency level that allows one to safely carry out the essential functions of an assignment (examples: handwritten documentation, printed policy and procedure manuals, clinical guidelines and instructions, course syllabi).
- Ability to effectively interpret and process information.
- Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) with students, peers, clients/families, healthcare professionals, and others within the community.
- Ability to access information and to communicate and document effectively via computer.
- Ability to recognize, interpret, and respond to nonverbal behavior of self and others.
Behavior: The faculty member must be capable of exercising good judgment, developing empathetic and therapeutic relationships with students, clients and others, and tolerating close and direct physical contact with a diverse population. The will include people of all ages, races, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as individuals with weight disorders, physicals disfigurement, and medical and mental health problems. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Ability to work with multiple clients/families and colleagues at the same time.
- Ability to foster and maintain cooperative and collegial relationships with students and peers.
Critical Thinking: The faculty member must possess sufficient abilities in the areas of calculation, critical problem solving, reasoning, and judgment to be able to comprehend and process information within a reasonable time frame as determined by the profession. The faculty member must be able to prioritize, organize, and attend to talks and responsibilities efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Ability to collect, interpret and analyze written, verbal and observed data about students.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, integrate information and make decisions.
- Ability to apply knowledge of the principles, indications, and contraindications for nursing interventions.
- Ability to act safely and ethically in the classroom, simulation/skills lab, and in the community.
OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:
This is a 10-month position and has a required minimum of 24 hours of academic load per year. Overload can be negotiated.
Serves as an effective, collegial member of nursing faculty.
- Contributes to monitoring and evaluating of students.
- Supports the work and efforts of colleagues in achieving the programmatic, departmental, and institutional mission and vision.
- Contributes creatively and helpfully to setting and meeting goals.
- Seeks innovative, cost-effective solutions to programmatic, departmental, and institutional challenges.
- Sets and meets timelines; prioritizes own work and that of students.
Refer to the CLAS Faculty Handbook at http://www.centralmethodist.edu/hr/handbooks.php and the CLAS Nursing Faculty Handbook, available from the Program Coordinator, for additional information about faculty responsibilities.
Demonstrates an understanding of substantial higher education issues.
Participates actively in appropriate state, regional and national professional organizations, as well as community groups.
Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources at HR@centralmethodist.edu.
CMU employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of Central Methodist University.
Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.