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Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing -Medical-Surgical

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing -Medical-Surgical


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Academic Year 2022-2023

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Full Academic Year

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

We are seeking candidates who share our commitment and passion to educate the nurse of the future to care for others in a meaningful and practical manner that aligns seamlessly with Wheaton College’s mission, as well as with its strategic vision for diverse and inclusive excellence. Students will be able to express this objective through a newly established Nursing Department that combines intellectual rigor with experiential practice and a deep understanding of social justice, equity, and global connectedness.
This visiting assistant professor in the Nursing Program at Wheaton College will be a full-time non-tenure track contract faculty employed by the College. With regards to faculty in the Nursing Program, the Dean of Nursing acts as the administrator of the program and in the equivalent role to the department chair, as prescribed in Faculty Legislation. Faculty members are responsible for:
  • Evidencing a commitment to teaching excellence;
  • Evidencing continued growth as a practicing scholar;
  • Participating in the governance of the program and college, including work in standing, ad-hoc committees, and task-forces
  • Serves as a member of departmental committees
  • Participating in the development of a written curriculum plan for Nursing;
  • Participating in the regular development, implementation, and evaluation of academic policies in Nursing;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of a written systematic evaluation plan of all components of the nursing program;
  • Teaching the number of courses prescribed in their contract letter;
  • Evaluating student achievement of nursing competencies;
  • Providing advising to students in the Nursing program;
  • Completing an annual evaluation
Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for a position on the faculty in the Department of Nursing must meet all the College requirements for appointment at a minimum of the rank of Instructor. A faculty member must possess:
  • A current MA RN license in good standing;
  • A minimum of an earned Master’s degree in Nursing;
  • A minimum of five years of full-time Medical-Surgical nursing experience
  • Evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction;
  • Evidence of ongoing and progressive professional development in academic and professional communities appropriate to teaching responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in the discipline of Nursing;
  • Teaching experience in Nursing;
  • Ongoing scholarly activity that includes research and publication.
Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, 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.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Teaching Philosophy
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