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Adjunct Instructor - Graduate Nursing (Non-Tenure Track)

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time
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Purpose of Job

Provide expert teaching and professional role modeling in the graduate
nursing programs.

Scope of Responsibilities

Responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Graduate Nursing Programs. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include didactic and clinical instruction within content areas of expertise, participation in curriculum development, and facilitating the development of clinical sites for precepted experiences. The adjunct faculty member must demonstrate success in the classroom by developing and using highly effective teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse students; that promote the acquisition and application of knowledge, development of critical and creative learning and problems solving skills. The adjunct instructor assignments vary from semester to semester, depending upon the instructional needs of the department. Courses in the MSN program comprise the following:
| NU 501 | Role Development
| NU 502 | Advanced Pathophysiology
| NU 503 | Advanced Pharmacology
| NU 506 | Research Methods
| NU 504 | Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
| NU 505 | Advanced Health Assessment
| NU 505L | Advanced Health Assessment Lab
| NU 507 | Rural Healthcare Policy
| NU 508 | Clinical Management Theory I
| NU 509 | Clinical Management Practicum I
| NU 514 | Introduction to Genetics
| NU 510 | Clinical Management Theory II
| NU 511 | Clinical Management Practicum II
| NU 512 | Clinical Management Theory III
| NU 513 | Clinical Management Practicum III
| NU 518 | Synthesis
| NU 530 | Curriculum Theory & Design in Nursing Education
| NU 531 | Curriculum Strategies & Role in Nursing Education
| NU 532 | Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education
| NU 533 | Nurse Educator Practicum
| NU 539 | Capstone Project
| NU 590/591 | Thesis or Research Project

Essential Job Functions
  • Maintains quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies.
  • Conducts regular visits (site and tele) with students and preceptors.
  • Monitors student’s clinical logs.
  • Conducts clinical evaluations, problem solves, and de-briefs students and preceptors.
  • Assesses the instructional needs of students in the program and helps to coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs.
  • Grades assignments, provides feedback and post grades according to University guidelines.
  • Teaches courses as assigned based on need and expertise.
  • Synchronous session leader for clinical courses.
  • Other Duties: Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • An earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing; a master’s degree may be considered.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience as a registered nurse and recent clinical experience within area of specialty.
  • Must satisfy a criminal history background check.
  • Previous teaching experience in an academic setting.
Licensing and Certifications
  • Applicants must be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in the State of Mississippi. Selected candidates must complete the State of Mississippi Registered Nurse licensure process prior to appointment.
  • Current APRN license in Mississippi and affiliate states or eligibility for licensure as necessary.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to lead, direct, and advise students.
  • Ability to integrate academic standards, performance character, and the principles of ethics and integrity in all aspects of job performance.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Clinical expertise as a role model for exemplary clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching and curriculum development at the graduate level.
  • Skills in cross-cultural communication and multi-cultural competence.
  • Experience in nursing education.
EEO / ADA Statement

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas


Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds


Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Not Required


Not Required

Extended Work Hours


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Posting Number

Number of Vacancies




Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
  7. License
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