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Instructor, School of Nursing

Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
$65,000 - $75,000
Date posted
Jan 27, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

FLSA Classification
Exempt, 9-month faculty
Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
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Job Description 

The Division of Academic Affairs at Southern University at New Orleans, a public, historically black university, is committed to empowering and promoting the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.  Students and faculty are encouraged to help create a thriving academic environment at SUNO.

As such, faculty of the program are expected to be committed to the standards of teaching excellence.  This requirement will include the ability teach undergraduate courses which may include evening, weekend and/or hybrid courses; advise students; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees; attend departmental, faculty and other meetings, attend College convocations.

The nursing faculty position is primarily responsible for teaching in a traditional, face-to-face BSN program. It is desired that the incumbent has specific education, training and/or competence in nursing specialty areas. Plans, organizes, teaches and provides feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Southern University at New Orleans’ learning centered values and in a manner, that meets the essential competencies of a SUNO educator. Responds to students in a timely manner and communicates with the discipline and department via college-provided tools and resources.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. Prepares and delivers instruction, setting high and challenging academic standards, to students in assigned modalities (including classroom, clinical, hybrid, etc.).
  2. Prepares instructional materials such as lectures, presentations, lab sessions, clinical and cooperative arrangements.
  3. Uses various learning assessments to evaluate student mastery of course and program outcomes.
  4. Provides feedback on student's progress, in a timely manner, to facilitate academic success,
  5. Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades and other information as requested or required by the college.
  6. Disseminates current information pertaining to services available to students throughout the college.
  7. Maintains professional development/growth according to personal needs and requirements for certification.
  8. Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned; may be assigned duties as an academic advisor; faculty advisor to a student club or organization; work in the Academic Success Center; and/or mentoring other faculty.
  9. Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of the College's mission, core values and goals.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


  • Adult learning theory, concepts and teaching methodologies.
  • Curriculum design and development.
  • Learning-centered values and student success initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of advising and competency-based learning.
  • College educational philosophy, management and administrative practices and procedures
  • Principles, procedures and practices of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of, ability to develop, and commitment to use emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods appropriately, including online delivery, hybrid course options, content software, web-enhancements, etc.
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation and standards as it relates to assigned curriculum programs.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the role of the community college system.


  • Design learning opportunities that promote student life skills development while enhancing discipline learning.
  • Develop and implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students and that promote both acquisition and applications of knowledge and understanding.  
  • Use consistent, timely formative and summative assessment measures to enhance learning
  • Design learning opportunities that acknowledge, draw upon and are enriched by student diversity in the learning environment.
  • Design and implement curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences.
  • Proficient use of personal computers and general office software.


  • Commitment to stay current and continually improve knowledge and understanding of the discipline.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and health care representatives.
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally (in group and one-on-one settings), verbally, and in writing.
  • Handle confidential information with absolute discretion.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities, and socioeconomic levels.

Required education and experience

  • Must have two (2) calendar years of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse.  
  • Master's degree, preferably in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. 
  • Nursing faculty who teach in a program leading to initial licensure as a nurse shall, prior to or within the first three (3) years of employment, have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment.

Preferred education and experience

  • Doctoral degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Teaching in Nursing education and clinical experience.

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws.

This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
State as a Model Employer - SAME



Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) on September 4, 1956.  Our mission is to promote the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and non-traditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.  As a member agency of the State of Louisiana and the Southern University System, SUNO employees are offered a wide range of compensation benefits and professional development opportunities.  We aim to attract, enhance, and retain energetic and highly qualified faculty and staff.

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