Assistant Professor Nursing, Tenure Track

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Date: April 6, 2021                           

Title: Assistant Professor Nursing, Tenure Track

(Long Term Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing)

Position Number: 1128                 

Schedule: 30 Contact Hours/ Year

(Contact Hours will be distributed over 3 semesters: Fall, Winter and Summer Semesters in accordance with department needs)

Compensation: $59,941 (Master’s Degree), $65,241 (Ph.D.)

                                Reflects Fall 2021 negotiated salary.

                                (Opportunity to select additional courses beyond base salary)

Start Date: Fall 2021

Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Workforce Development

Closing date: May 7, 2021


*All applications must include the following: a CV or resume, a cover letter specifically addressing the job description, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters.  Applications that do not include all of the above requirements may not be considered.



GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of ages, ethnicities, national origins and abilities; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college and our community at large.


Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as work associated with the School of Workforce Development and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles, and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.


Essential Functions

  • Teach Practical and Associate Degree nursing courses, including both didactic and clinical/lab instruction.
  • Teach courses that emphasize nursing care and education of the adult client.
  • Maintain current standards of clinical practice and effectively prepare and orient to assigned to clinical settings.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure consistent, evidenced based standards and instructional practices within each course.
  • Lead, advise, and support adjunct faculty to ensure consistent standards and instructional practices within each course.
  • Effectively assess, document, and advise students regarding their academic and clinical performance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the department and GRCC through active participation on departmental and college wide committees and projects
  • Incorporate technologies and instructional methods for enhanced teaching and learning to diverse groups of students
  • Engage in on-going professional development to maintain expertise in the field and communicate outcomes with faculty and administration.
  • Maintain professional licensure.
  • Advise students on curriculum, academic programs, and employment and career goals.
  • Participate in departmental student academic advising plans.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the Program and the College by participating in academic program review; curriculum development, evaluation and revision; committee membership; department and advisory committee meetings.
  • Analyze program, course and student outcome data.
  • Communicate clearly with students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Assist the Program Director in the preparation of reports and other required documents.
  • Contribute to program accreditation processes and reports as determined by the Nursing Programs Director.
  • Assist in marketing and promoting of departmental and college programs and events.
  • Promote the department by creating partnerships with state and local communities, health care facilities and schools.
  • Adhere to college processes, policies and contractual obligations.
  • Support the College’s Strategic Plan through departmental and college action projects as appropriate.
  • Support the department and the college through other work normally expected of GRCC faculty members





  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required.
  • Current, unencumbered Michigan RN license or eligibility.


Work Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years direct clinical nursing experience required.
  • Recent experience in nursing practice or nursing education.
  • Experience in nursing education, curriculum design and/or utilization of education technology, highly preferred.
  • Community College teaching experience or experience teaching adult learners, preferred.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required

  • Ability to effectively use and evaluate data
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess excellent communication skills necessary to relate to others verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a variety of people in various academic and healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine duties with minimum supervision.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service to students and staff in an academic setting.
  • High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and colleagues.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics, safety regulations, maintain confidentiality, and use sound judgment in regards to safety of self and others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, including engaging in a team-teaching approach


Physical Demands

  • Physical Strength – transferring patients to or from wheelchairs, floors, mats, toilets, cars, beds, bathtubs, and showers. Other transfers may be required, including lifting up to 30 pounds.
  • Mobility – stand, lift, reach, bend, stretch, provide support and stability. Sufficient independent mobility within the architectural environment is necessary, including the ability to maneuver in restricted spaces. Move quickly in an emergency.
  • Hearing – hear faint sounds from a distance of 4 feet—approximately the distance between a patient seated in a wheelchair and a person in a standing position next to the wheelchair. Hear sounds such as those emitted by patient monitors, and vital assessments, and using a stethoscope.
  • Visual Discrimination – Sufficient vision to differentiate movements, read markings on instruments and measuring devices, and read newspaper small print.
  • Coordination – Sufficient motor skills, eye-hand coordination skills, manipulative skills and sensory function in one upper extremity may be needed to assist and demonstrate nursing interventions. Many other therapeutic activities require dexterity, manipulation, strength, and body flexibility to perform.
  • Manual Dexterity – Sufficient fine motor skills to manipulative objects and people safely.


Mental Demands

  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Ability to handle sensitive or difficult situations in a professional, confidential manner.
  • Ability to cope effectively with the demands associated with working with students in fast paced healthcare settings and within the organization.
  • Must be punctual and dependable.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.


Working Conditions

  • Must be able to travel to off campus clinical settings
  • Must be able to work in a classroom and laboratory in an academic setting well as external clinical sites.
  • Ability to work in a high traffic, in-door environments.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.


Method of application

To apply for this position, please visit our website at  Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position.  Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters for full consideration.  The opportunity to apply for this position will close on May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.



Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.  The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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