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Assistant Professor - Nursing

Kankakee Community College
100 College Dr, Kankakee, IL 60901
Salary commensurate with experience plus an exceptional benefits package
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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

Provides instruction and assesses student learning in a variety of nursing and other related courses; collaborates with colleagues to maintain and develop curriculum, serves on college committees, and performs other duties appropriate for a faculty member as assigned; is dedicated to the learning college concepts and develops programs and facilitates activities that promote student success and lifelong learning.  This position includes clinical and theory teaching instruction in Fundamentals and Medical –Surgical Nursing in the day and evening programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

A. Provides instruction and assess student learning within their program area.

B. Selects and reviews educational strategies and materials to facilitate achievement of competencies related to each course taught.

C. Prepares current syllabi and instructional materials in accordance with course master syllabi, college policies and procedures.

D. Collaborates with colleagues to review and revise curriculum, teaching materials, and teaching methods to promote student success and lifelong learning.

E. Advises, counsels and assists students enrolled in their program in accomplishing their course and program goals. 

F. Meets classes as scheduled by the college and maintains office hours as stated in the KCC Faculty Association Contract. 

G. Evaluates student performance, including maintaining and providing tenth day and midterm attendance in addition to grade records for each class. 

H. Remains current with content, technology and teaching and learning strategies in the discipline. 

I. Assesses student learning outcomes at the class, course, and program levels as defined by the faculty Assessment Committee. 

J. Participates in curriculum and course development. 

K. Attends division and faculty meetings and communicate regularly with the director of nursing regarding instructional concerns. 

L. Functions as an academic advisor for students enrolled in their division and assist in the advisement and scheduling process during in-service week. 

M. Participates in faculty evaluation and in‑service development activities.

N. Works in a collaborative manner and respond to phone and email requests promptly. 

O. Assists the director of nursing in the recruitment and selection of part‑time instructors. 

P. Assists the director of nursing in the selection of clinical facilities. 

Q. Provides clinical facilities with appropriate course materials. 

R. Provides course materials and assistance to part‑time instructors as requested by the director of nursing. 

S. Assists the director of nursing to meet requirements and standards set by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

T. Serves on college committees as stated in the KCC Faculty Association Contract.

U. Assists in budget preparation by recommending supplies and capital items where applicable.

V. Follows the policies and procedures of the college as stated in the Faculty Handbook and the KCC Faculty Association Contract. 

W. Represents and interprets the program informally at available opportunities such as high school visits, community gatherings, etc. 

X. Attends the commencement program. 

Educational and Experiential Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

A. Associate Degree Nursing Program ‑ Master's or Doctoral degree in nursing and a current Illinois RN license required.

B. Minimum of two years recent long-term care and acute care clinical experience in nursing required. 

C. Medical and surgical care experience is preferred. 

D. Prior experience as an excellent, innovative teacher and with the use of instructional technologies desirable; community college teaching experience preferred.

E. Qualified candidate must have strong reading, writing, communication, and computation skills as well as be computer literate.

KCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The college encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of KCC’s student body and community, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

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