Posting Number: 0600338
Open Date: 05/16/2013
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing-Vocational Nursing (VN) Program
Department: Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa
Position Type: Contract Faculty
Months of Service: 10 months
1.0 FTE, Tenure Track Position
This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Director of Nursing and Health Occupations Programs, assume a teaching assignment in the VN Program, including both classroom instruction and supervision of clinical laboratory and other related classes, as necessary. Teaching responsibilities may also include the ADN Program and the CNA Program.
General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:
Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.
SWC faculty are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.
In addition to instruction, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• teaching all classes as assigned or scheduled and maintaining contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
• appropriate class preparation in support of all course objectives including updating of class work and tests to reflect community practice
• impartial assessment and evaluation of students
• adequate tracking and record keeping of student performance and outcomes
• participation in meetings pertinent to faculty professional responsibilities, including standing and ad hoc committees
• consistent involvement in professional development and/or extracurricular activities
• involvement in the shared governance process
• participation in strategic planning and program review
• knowledge and practice of pedagogy and andragogy that supports a variety of learning styles and includes a wide range of instructional delivery systems
• demonstrates commitment to collegiality and professionalism by working as a team with discipline faculty members in the planning of class schedules, teaching rotations of discipline courses, and support for department and school activities
• maintains currency and clinical competence in the all subject areas taught
• adherence to all District policies and procedures
Faculty are expected to play a proactive role in the updating and revision of their discipline-specific courses and development of new curriculum, as well as student recruitment, advising and retention. This includes the appropriate merging of technology and student outcomes into the curriculum, as well as effective applications and utilization of instructional technology. Active involvement in student recruitment, advising and retention is also expected.
Knowledge & Abilities:
Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in Nursing OR Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Master’s in Health Education or Health Science OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), whichever is higher
BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSING and PSYCHIATRIC NURSING:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college which shall include courses in nursing, or in natural, behavioral or social sciences relevant to nursing practice AND at least one year’s continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care practice as a registered nurse.
Masters of Science in Nursing. Background in Acute Care and/or Long-term Clinical Nursing. A course in teaching and curriculum development is required by the BVNPT but can be met upon hire if needed. Desire to remain current and clinically competent in nursing skills through occasional hospital or clinic work.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
A short teaching demonstration may be required of those invited for an interview.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area
for Southwestern College is desirable.
Salary: Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based on years of experience and education. The max initial placement for experience is Step 6.
Salary Schedule: Academic Contract (10-month)
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
Start Date: August 15, 2013
Open Until Filled Yes
Required Applicant Docs Cont'd Southwestern College Online Application
Special Instructions to Applicants:
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: Upload documents under Other.
• Copy of valid California Nursing License
• Copy of valid CPR Card
All application materials must be received online at https://jobs.swccd.edu.
Position open until filled. Screening of applications begins 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.
For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at www.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Southwestern Community College District does not discriminate against any person in employment, or in any program affiliated with the District, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, gender or sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
A screening committee will evaluate applicants, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
HR Contact Information:
Southwestern Community College
Human Resources (Room 1670)
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910