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NursingSimmons - Section Instructor (Lecture Only - Flex Schedule)

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time
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NursingSimmons - Section Instructor (Lecture Only - Flex Schedule)

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The Section Instructor is the faculty responsible for the success of students taking an online course under their supervision, according to prescribed program objectives and master course syllabi. Each online Section Instructor must be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course that they are assigned to teach, maintain expertise in the subject area, and support student success. A Section Instructor is required to work with the faculty Course Coordinator throughout their teaching experience.

Section Instructors report to the Course Coordinator of the assigned Nursing@Simmons course.

About Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons features a small student-to-faculty ratio with live synchronous instruction providing professor and student interaction through video- conferencing, complemented by high-quality, asynchronous self-paced online content. Included in the program, each student participates in a comprehensive field placement clinical program in or near their own community. Students learn from expert faculty who practice what they teach and gain hands-on experience through clinical placements near their own community. Note: finding clinical placements for students are not part of faculty responsibilities.

Courses meet weekly and/or as scheduled. The face-to-face interactions are blended with technology for an enhanced learning environment. This dynamic program is delivered in a state of the art robust and user-friendly learning management system featuring Web 2.0 technology (including interactive classes through webinars, online discussions and online assignments and grading).

Job Summary

The Section Instructor (Lecture Only) is responsible for delivering live lectures from their assigned course using content from the approved Master Course.

All Nursing@Simmons courses are taught from an approved Master Course. Course Cordinators together with the academic team and the instructional design team will have determined the course syllabus, assignments and the required text(s) for each course. The Master Course is designed in a delivery format that is student-centered, media-rich and objective-driven. It is geared for reusability and emphasis is placed on consistency of content, scope and rigor, implementation of best practices and outcomes- based learning approaches. The Master Course will be provided to all Section Instructors. Simmons values the disciplinary competency faculty bring to the course and to students through feedback and insight provided. Any course modifications must be discussed with and approved by the appropriate Course Coordinator prior to implementation.

Specific Duties - Section Instructor (Lecture Only)
  • Deliver the weekly lecture material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule. Section Instructors will be responsible for delivering both lectures during their assigned weeks. They will be assigned 4 - 5 weeks of lectures per term by the Course Coordinator
  • Attend the synchronous Course Orientation or record an introduction video that can be shared with the students during the synchronous Course Orientation
  • Monitor Simmons email during assigned terms and respond to student messages within 2 business days
  • Respond to student inquiries regarding their assigned lectures

General Qualifications
  • Experienced, board certified FNP for clinically related courses
  • MSN required, PhD or DNP preferred
  • At least 2+ years clinical and nursing education experience required
  • Graduate level teaching experience preferred
  • Online teaching exposure/experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Registered Nurse license in MA for clinically related courses

Technology Requirements

Adjunct Faculty are required to provide their own hardware (PC or Mac Computer), software, and internet access to facilitate the online courses at Simmons University. Simmons University is not responsible for the purchase, upgrade, or maintenance of online instructor's telephone, computer and Internet service. Required software for courses will be provided at no additional cost to the instructor. The following are the recommended specifications for Section Instructors:
  • Wired high-speed internet connection (8Mbps download & 3Mbps upload minimum speeds)
  • Full-powered laptop or desktop computer that is less than 3 years old (not a netbook or tablet)
  • Up-to-date operating system (old operating systems such as Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 are NOT supported)
  • Webcam (laptops with integrated webcams usually work very well)
  • Phone (need excellent reception where you plan to teach if using a mobile phone)
  • Headset for your phone (be sure the headset includes a microphone)

Note: Simmons University will consult with Section Instructors to help determine if their technology is compatible.

Specific Requirements & Preferences by Course

NURP 424 - Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span: FNP with current clinical experience applicable to content; teaching experience preferred. (3 credits)

NURP 530 - Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span: Must be currently clinically practicing, APRN required, FNP preferred. Must have clinical experience across the lifespan. (3 credits)

NURP 531 - FNP II Primary Care Nursing of the Childbearing Family: Dual Certified PNP & WHNP, or FNP required. (3 credits)

NURP 532 - FNP III Primary Care Nursing: Must be currently clinically practicing, FNP required; experience with chronic disease management and previous teaching experience preferred, highly organized, at least five years practicing experience. (3 credits)

NURP 533 -FNP IV Primary Care Nursing: must be currently clinically practicing, FNP required; experience with chronic/acute disease management, previous teaching experience preferred, highly organized, at least 5 years practicing experience. (3 credits)

Proprietary Issues

The online courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form, offered by Simmons University are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University. All models, curricula, programs, materials and systems designed or developed by faculty engaged by Simmons University in connection with the teaching such courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University.

Online Instructor Training

Simmons University provides all Section Instructors with tailored training for online and hybrid course delivery models. It is mandatory that all Section Instructors complete the Online Instructor Orientation Course provided by Simmons University prior to starting their first class. The course introduces faculty to the expectations and best instructional practices at Simmons University. The orientation will take approximately 10 to 15 hours to complete with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Simmons University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The University embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, gender identify, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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