Assistant Professor of Nursing

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001809 Position Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing Posting Date: Closing Date: 03/01/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:

Fall 2021

Position Type/Employee Class: Full-Time Faculty FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: Assistant Professor Starting Pay Range $50,700 - $60,000 for 9 mos, plus exceptional benefits Hours per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Varies per term Job Summary/Purpose:

To provide instruction for students in an Associate of Applied Science degree in a Nursing Program with Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse exit points.

Terms of Employment
• Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, tenure-track probationary position commencing September 2021. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• $50,700– $60,000 per year depending on experience.
• Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
•COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
•The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
• May include travel throughout the College district.

Essential Functions:

Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide Instruction in Nursing using a collaborative teaching model and using approved course outcome guides. This includes delivery of didactic course content using a variety of teaching methodologies including face-to-face and on-line learning activities.
2. Provide Clinical instruction in a variety of healthcare settings under a model of direct student supervision, and a final term Preceptorship capstone.
3. Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
4. Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
5. Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review. Serve as Nurse Administrator or Department Chair if requested to do so.
6. Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
7. Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
8. Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
9. Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Nursing and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
2. Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
3. Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
4. Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
5. Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
6. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
7. Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
8. Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
9. Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
10. Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Nursing Department Level:
1. Apply values for teaching and learning:
a. Create a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness.
b. Encourage creative and critical thinking.
c. Engage students in an active learning process.
d. Facilitate learning that applies to and enriches a students’ life.
e. Encourage mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment.
f. Clarify expectations and encourage student responsibilities for learning.
g. Evaluate student progression across the sequence of courses.
h. Promote learning as a lifelong process.
2. Function as a life-long learner.
3. Willingness to develop knowledge and expertise in any area of the nursing curriculum.
4. Work in a cooperative manner with staff and faculty in the nursing department and individuals affiliated healthcare facilities.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Individuals in the Nursing Department must be able to perform additional essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation according to ADA Standards without risking injury to self or others, or threatening the safety of clients, or to otherwise provide appropriate documentation how he/she can perform all essential functions as listed when ability is in question:

1. Strength and mobility sufficient to assist with practicum learning and client care activities.
2. Physical endurance sufficient to complete assigned periods of instruction, e.g. 5, 8, 10, and/or 12 hours shifts on days, evenings, or nights.
3. Cognitive ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information and knowledge to make clinical judgments and client management decisions that promote patient safety and student success.
4. Coordination and/or teaching with distance technology to nursing students at rural hospitals, and clinical supervision using a Clinical Teaching Associate and/or a Clinical Partner model at distance sites.
5. Performance of all essential duties and tasks specific to the nursing department as outlined in the Nursing Program Faculty Handbook.

Individuals in the Nursing Department may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the practicum settings. All college employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure are required to complete a hepatitis B vaccination series. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
Education, License, Experience:

Candidates must meet qualifications set forth by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Division 21, Oregon Administrative Rules. These include:

1. Education: Master’s degree in nursing, or in a related field with a baccalaureate in nursing and a post master’s certificate in nursing with at least 2 semesters or 3 quarters of work, or masters or above in a related field with a baccalaureate in nursing and relevant nursing experience.
2. License: Unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License (RN) at the time of employment.
3. The candidate must show evidence of expertise in clinical nursing practice, with a minimum of three years’ clinical-based experience in direct patient care or as an instructor in a nursing education program or nursing continuing education program within the last five years.
4. Must meet College requirement for computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Expertise in family birthing, Labor and Delivery, Maternal Child Nursing, and/or Women’s Health.
2. Community college teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  7. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please provide your Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential. You will have the opportunity to upload this document in the next step of the application process in the Required Documents section titled “Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential”.
    • Yes, I have uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
    • No, I have not uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
  9. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  7. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
Optional Documents
  1. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  2. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  3. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  4. US Military DD 214
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Other Document 3
  8. Other Document 4
  9. Other Document 5
  10. Placement File, if applicable

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