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Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator, School of Nursing

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland
not specified
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Course Coordinator is a full-time faculty member who assumes responsibility for creating, revising, and evaluating a course or courses in the Entry-Level BSN programs. Ideally, the Course Coordinator is the content expert for the courses assigned.

Full-time faculty members are under contract for continuous service to the University. They shall hold the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor and are engaged in full-time teaching, advising, academic and administrative committee work for the University. They are expected to attend faculty meetings, departmental meetings and academic functions (University Faculty Handbook, 2016).

Primary responsibilities include assisting in course coordination, program review/improvement, meeting scheduled office hours, and regular participation in department meetings and in university-wide committees. Full time faculty members are expected to support and contribute to diversity and student success initiatives. A commitment to professional development and learning is needed as nursing education continues to expand and grow. This individual will possess good listening skills and have the ability to understand the needs of others, be flexible, and will maintain a high work ethic and integrity.

Essential functions will include:

  1. Support the mission of the university
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to caring science in spaces that can create transformational learning
  3. Develop syllabi and learning tools as appropriate
  4. Collaborate with the nursing faculty team to teach in accordance with the curriculum
  5. Conduct classes and skills and simulation lab experiences
  6. Evaluate students' academic process according to program and university policies and course syllabi
  7. Orient teaching faculty to courses (clinical and non-clinical)
  8. Maintain regular office hours up to six (6) hours each week that are convenient to students for counseling, academic advising, and coursework assistance
  9. Participate in activities to advance the profession of nursing and nursing education to include, but not limited to, 1) research, 2) podium and/or poster presentations and local, regional, and national conferences, and 3) publication in journals, textbooks, and other print or electronic resources
  10. Attend orientation and other student-related activities, as applicable
  11. Collect data for outcome measurement

Clinical Experiences, if applicable

  1. Become acquainted with clinical agencies' policies and personnel on units utilized by students and with any special considerations regarding students' clinical practice
  2. Acquaint the facility staff with the purpose, mechanisms and objectives for the student clinical experience
  3. Plan appropriate orientation for students prior to clinical practice
  4. Make advance arrangements for student clinical practice
  5. Supervise students to appropriate degree while in the clinical area
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of the facility/agency in meeting desired objectives and availability of service for student learning
  7. Evaluate students throughout the semester regarding their clinical performance, strengths and weaknesses, and future learning needs
  8. Maintain personal professional liability insurance
  9. Maintain clinical competency and advancement in nursing practice


Position Hours:

Schedule may be flexible to meet the needs of students, SON and University; evening and weekend coverage as needed


Education and Experience

  • Current Professional Nursing License in Maryland
  • Master's Degree in Nursing relevant to their clinical areas of responsibility
  • For all new hires to tenure-track positions: earned doctoral degree or specific plan for completion of doctoral degree
  • Experientially qualified in a particular teaching area
  • Teaching experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to Caring Science as a way of being in the School of Nursing
  • Serves as a role model of good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Shows flexibility including the acceptance of and willingness to change; sees change as an opportunity for growth
  • Accepts responsibility for professional and personal growth
  • Demonstrates commitment to be a productive and supportive member of the SON and University community
  • Successfully organizes, executes and follows up on projects; sets specific objectives and measures to achieve results
  • Handles conflict with students, faculty, and staff appropriately and effectively

All applicants must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Salary requirements
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for 3 professional references

Questions should to be referred to Kathleen Z. Wisser, Dean at 

Additional Information:
Non-Discrimination Policy:
Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability or age. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Vice President for Student Life, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5308. For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or
Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer 

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