Nursing Instructional Faculty functions within the Associate Degree in Nursing Program and seeks to support a student-centered learning environment, focused on helping nursing students achieve their educational goals. Nursing Instructional Faculty are allocated teaching responsibilities that achieve the course, the Program, the Campus, and the College outcomes. Nursing Faculty are actively engaged in community outreach, intrusive advising, curriculum development, evaluation of student learning outcomes, and contributors to the change process, driven by the College, Campus, and the Program strategic plans. Nursing Faculty report directly to the Discipline Coordinator in the semester assigned.
About the Position
The position is available at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year as a nine-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August through May, which may include day, evening, night, and weekend duties. This position is a full-time nursing instructor that may be used in the classroom, in skills labs, simulation, and clinically. The selected candidate may be used in any teaching modality necessary to achieve the Nursing Program’s goals including virtual, online, and face-to-face using blended learning models.
Multiple opportunities are available.
Duties and Responsibilities
Instruct/engage students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success.
Use current, effective classroom management techniques including digital literacy applications to support curriculum design, develop effective assessment of learning, and use data to support continuous quality improvement.
Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level.
Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials.
Provide academic advising using intrusive advising models.
Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields, as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, assessment methods, and digital applications to content delivery including simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality.
Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups.
Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs that are in direct alignment to the healthcare industry and interprofessional collaboration.
Represent the department and/or campus on College-wide committees.
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students, and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication.
Other duties as assigned by the Nursing Administrator or designee.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The College places a premium on candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and an openness to new approaches and professional growth. We recognize that our faculty body is strengthened by a cross-sectional breadth of experience.
Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the instructional needs of the student both in a face-to-face and virtual/hybrid environment.
Assessment instruments and their interpretation: knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction using evidence-based practice.
Evaluation of students’ educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students’ academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes.
Teaching in traditional and non-traditional formats; knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery.
Knowledge in software applications including Google products, Microsoft, Apple systems, and paperless systems.
Techniques for academic advising: knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources.
Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations and ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning.
Mission: appreciation for the Community College mission, vision, and values.
Understands and embraces a culture of excellence to support student success.
Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Academic discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
Master’s Degree in Nursing AND
Current, unencumbered Arizona or compact state RN license.
Recent direct patient care experience of three years or more.
Provide current CPR Healthcare Provider certification card through the American Heart Association.
Demonstrated experience with instruction of students in a higher learning environment, pre-licensure nursing program (i.e. clinical, skills, classroom, or simulation). Mentoring students in a preceptorship experience in practice is not considered a higher learning environment.
Internal Number: 20F3H10586
About Pima Community College
Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Founded in 1966, Pima's credit courses award certificates and associate's degrees in a variety of fields. PCC also provides workforce development, career training programs, continuing education, and adult education. Pima is committed to providing convenient, affordable, and accessible high quality education with the power to transform the lives of our students, and improve our community.