Pima Community College District
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 12/15/11 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty External Funding
Location: WC - West Campus, Arizona
Positions are available in Medical/Surgical Nursing and Pediatric Nursing beginning the 2012-13 academic year as nine-month general and externally funded positions with possible flex contracts during the period of July 1st through June 30th.
Initial salary placement is based on education and experience. (Based on the Nursing faculty salary schedule for fiscal year 2012/2013.):
Nine-month academic year contract (169 days of accountability): The salary range starts from $55,733 for the minimum qualifications up to $78,026 for a doctorate degree and more than twelve years of creditable experience.
About the College:
The College is committed to hiring employees who:
• Are strategic, analytical, and creative
• Have a passion for continuous learning and self-improvement
• Are willing to promote the College’s mission “to develop our community through learning”
Tucson is a multicultural, southwestern city known as the "Old Pueblo." Tucson is the 33rd largest city in the United States. It is renowned for its rich heritage and superb weather year-round. The city, which is surrounded by four mountain ranges, is located in a desert valley in Southeastern Arizona at an elevation of 2,400 feet.
Pima Community College opens its doors to more than 75,000 credit and non-credit students each year. Six campuses offer university-transfer programs, as well as occupational, developmental, general education, corporate training, and community education courses. Classes are offered at the six campuses and approximately 115 other off-campus locations. Additional College facts may be found at Quick Facts.
Besides traditional class structuring, the College meets the needs of students by offering evening, weekend, year-round, telecommunication, and accelerated courses of instruction. Since service to our students is our highest priority, employees can expect to participate in innovative methods and flexible scheduling in keeping with the College's vision "to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place or distance." Additional information about the College may be found at http://www.pima.edu/
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Nursing faculty perform a variety of instructional duties and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Arizona State Board of Nursing
• Teach a broad range of courses in nursing with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: medical/surgical or maternal-child/pediatric
• Use a wide range of delivery systems, such as lecture, lecture/lab, self-paced, independent or individualized instruction, Internet, flex, open-entry/open-exit, simulation laboratory, and other alternatives
• Meet with students regarding academic success
• Evaluate student performance
• Provide academic advising
• Evaluate and revise course outlines, course materials, and instructional methods
• Participate in curriculum design
• Build community relations and develop the program at the campus and the College
• Maintain competency and currency in the discipline taught as well as in teaching strategies and assessment methods
• Serve as a member of the department
• Serve on campus or college-wide committee
• Perform other professional duties
• Faculty members will be expected to teach a flexible schedule that could include day, evening, and weekend classes.
The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Student learning styles: willing to adapt and modify teaching style based on the population of students
• Assessment instruments and their interpretation: understands how assessment information will be used to improve institutional programs and services
• Evaluation of a student’s educational progress: holds students responsible for learning and being able to demonstrate academic achievement and perform required skills
• Techniques for academic advising: understands the myriad of resources available through student development and can help students sort through problems
• Current issues, trends, advances, research, and practices impacting the discipline
• Computerized nursing software programs (example: Health Information Systems, Inc.)
• Course management systems such as Desire 2 Learn
Minimum Qualifications for faculty positions are governed by our Faculty Certification Standards.
• Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from an institution accredited in nursing and a current R.N. license in good standing from the state of Arizona or a license with multi-state privileges, or ability to obtain an Arizona license by the time of hire
• Two years recent (within the last five years) experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care or current nursing teaching experience that includes clinical instruction.
Continued employment in these positions is contingent upon continued funding from designated external sources.
Unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary education MUST be attached to the online application even if they have been submitted in the past. Transcripts must show the name of the accredited institution and the degree conferred. If degree is not yet conferred, indicate on the application the anticipated date of completion of degree requirements. Applicants with foreign transcripts must provide the evaluation for equivalency. For a Pima Community College approved list of transcript evaluation agencies, please click here.
Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional semester hours to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or semester hours completed by hire.
Directions for Applying and Other Important Information:
Attach the following documents:
• A letter of interest, not to exceed four pages, that describes your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to this assignment
• A detailed and up-to-date resumé or curriculum vitae that accounts for and describes all gaps in employment and includes reason for leaving
• Attach unofficial copies of transcripts (legible front and back) for all post-secondary degrees cited in your application
• Attach copies of applicable licenses or certificates.
• If selected for an in-person interview, Human Resources must receive official transcripts prior to an interview.
*NOTE: see the "Add Attachment(s)" section of the online application near the bottom, right of the screen.
Items not requested above cannot be considered as part of your application.
• Candidates invited to the next stage of the selection process will be chosen from among those who most closely meet the stated characteristics. Meeting these qualifications and criteria does not guarantee an interview.
• Candidates invited to the final stage of the selection process will participate in a committee interview, a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.
• The process is expected to be finalized in Spring 2012, with a start date of August 2012.
If you experience any difficulties with the attachments, please call 1.888.neo.gov1 extension 201 (1.888.636.4681 ext. 201) for technical assistance.
To apply, visit http://www.pima.edu