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FT Faculty-Nursing

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Date: 08/02/2017
Posting Number: 2018025
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Classification (Appropriated) Title FT Faculty
NWACC Position Title: FT Faculty-Nursing
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Health Professions
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Pay Grade Level:
Pay Rate Faculty Scale
Summary of Benefits:
About the College

Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of instruction with classes by experts in class sizes that are small providing for highly personalized instruction. NWACC, founded in 1989, is one of the largest and fastest growing two-year colleges in Arkansas with an enrollment of more than 8,000 college credit students and an additional 6,000 student taking non-credit courses throughout the region.

About the Area

The Northwest Arkansas region has attracted people to the area for multiple reasons including the growth of several major corporations, but they settle and stay because of excellent elementary and high schools, family friendly and safe neighborhoods, many child centered events, affordable housing stock in diverse communities, increasing cultural opportunities, an active local food and restaurant scene, and innumerable outdoor activities.

General Description of Position and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The full-time Nursing Faculty position is a 9-month faculty position reporting to the Director of Nursing. The instructor is responsible for coordinating, planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating classroom instruction and related activities. Teaching assignments and other related duties are performed during the day, evening, and/or weekend. Related activities include but are not limited to: instructing, instructional counseling, academic advising, serving on various committees, professional development, participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.

Required Work Experience

• Minimum of two years previous clinical experience in nursing.
• Minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience.

EEOC Statement

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The college welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Additional Posting Information:
Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) as required by Accrediting Body.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
• Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession.
• Current knowledge of contemporary practice.
• Computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook ©, Blackboard or similar Distance Learning Platform.
• Ability to collaborate, direct, and manage with others
• Ability to manage information
• Ability to influence people
• Ability to speak and write English

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Facilitates student learning, provides effective instruction, and performs evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.
• Develops course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.
• Participates in program level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
• Works with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
• Schedules, supervises, debriefs, and evaluates students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.
• Serves students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.
• Assigns grades and maintains course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
• Meets all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. A faculty member should inform the supervisor if he or she is unable to meet a class on time. (See college policy on class cancellation and sick leave.)
• Keeps a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access. Any changes in the scheduled class times or locations should have prior approval by the faculty’s supervisor.
Professional Development
• Participates in summative and formative faculty evaluation process.
• Remains current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.
• Receives training or stays current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning.
• Participates in college professional development activities.
Service to the College
• Serves on standing ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor.
• Mentors and assists in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division.
• Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.
• Attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor.
• Performs other academically related duties as assigned by instructor’s supervisor.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

• Holds a current, unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in Arkansas.
• Clear criminal background
• Clear 10 panel urine drug screen
• Current TB/CPR documentation
• Current Immunizations

Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands/Work Environment/Work Hours:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Move within confined spaces
• Reach above shoulders/overhead
• Reach below waist
• Reach in front
• Grasp small items with hands
• Write
• Use computer

• Walk long distances, up to 90% of the day
• Stand for long periods of time, up to 50% of the day
• Sustain repetitive movement such as CPR, bagging a patient as needed
• Maintain physical tolerance (stand/walk/work on your feet 8 – 12 hours at a time with only 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks)
• Making hourly clinical rounds

The employee will frequently lift, support, push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  4. * Do you meet the educational requirements?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2