Adjunct Clinical Faculty For Didactic Instruction - Hybrid Second Degree Prelicensure Accelerated BSN Program

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Work type: Adjunct
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Nursing Instruction

Position Title

Adjunct Clinical Faculty For Didactic Instruction - Hybrid Second Degree Prelicensure Accelerated BSN Program

Department

Instruction

Division

College of Nursing

Vacancy Number

ADJ Nursing Didactic

Work Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Type

Adjunct, part-time

Job Category

Faculty

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, this part-time position is responsible for teaching courses as contracted with Mercer University in accordance with the directions as provided by the University and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN).  This position involves the delivery of instruction to students in a hybrid program. Instructors must model and support the mission and core values of the University and GBCN in both the online and classroom setting. The Adjunct Clinical Faculty (ACF) member reports directly to the Accelerated BSN program coordinator and ultimately to the Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Online course instruction requires instructors to login at least six days out of seven per week to participate in discussions, grading, responding to student questions and correspondence, and to engage in general course management.  To provide a quality student experience, instructors should strive to respond to student questions or concerns within 24 hours (preferred) or no later than 48 hours.
  • Preparation for class in advance of the course start; and to provide meaningful feedback to students on their assignments and performance in a timely manner.
  • The timely posting of grades for assignments throughout the course and track attendance per College policy.  Final grades must be submitted by published deadlines, although such final grades may include a grade of incomplete if an extension is granted for a student.  
  • Participation in professional development training opportunities as offered by the University and GBCN.  Such training may include: conference calls with the ABSN Coordinator, Learning Management System training, review of best practices for online teaching, periodic face-to-face training programs, viewing of training videos and review of written training materials.
  • Facilitating of intentional student learning and to encourage the sharing of ideas in respectful and appropriate ways.  Instructors must maintain decorum that is conducive to learning and is free from conflict.  If an instructor has any concerns relating to safety, those concerns are to be reported to the ABSN Coordinator as quickly as is feasible.
  • If unforeseen circumstances arise and the instructor is unable to assume teaching responsibilities, the instructor is responsible for notifying the ABSN Coordinator at the earliest possible time to enable finding a substitute instructor. 
  • Identification of students who are underprepared for the course work and refer such student to the appropriate resources for support, notify the student’s advisor, and to report concerns to the ABSN Coordinator.
  • At all times, the instructor is expected to adhere to the academic standards of the University and to support assessment efforts associated with academic evaluation of courses.
  • Adjunct instructors may be expected to prepare a syllabus for the course that complies with the standards set by the University and the SON and which follows the template provided by GBCN.  The syllabus is due to be accessible to students and staff of the University at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Highly competent practitioner of nursing with an earned master’s degree in nursing.
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse Georgia license.
  • Competent educator who demonstrates the ability to create a climate conducive to positive student learning particularly in an online environment.
  • Demonstrates proficient competency in the use of computer technology (Word, PowerPoint, E-mail, Library online access, learning management systems, and Internet) at a minimum.
  • Serves as a role model for professional nursing and communicates this expectation to students.
  • Maintains a supportive learning environment for students.
  • Maintains highly effective working relationships with colleagues, staff, students, agency personnel, and others as necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Commits to personal professional learning.

 

Experience

Adjunct instructors hold a minimum of two years of successful didactic BSN teaching experience (five years preferred; online teaching experience a plus).

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

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