Part-Time Faculty - MSN

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS

Make an Impact?  Our faculty in the College of Nursing & Health Professions are industry professionals with real-world experience bringing courses to life. Faculty help our students prepare as healthcare professionals in nursing careers to expand their knowledge and skills in areas of leadership, community concepts, research and evidence-based practice related to current trends and issues in today’s global society. The objective of our nursing program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce and advance as professionals in the various stages of their nursing career.  Our coursework builds a foundation and broad base of skills MSN degree completion, in case management, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management & organizational leadership.

Grantham University’s College of Nursing & Health Professions is accredited by ACEN and CCNE.  Our Nursing Education Program has been named a Top 5 program by RegisteredNursing.org.  The Nursing program has also been named by Medicalfieldcareers.com to be a Top 10 Nursing Program.  We also rank in the top 5% of 2020 overall diversity nationwide by College Factual.  Our certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs are a great fit for the adult learners ready to pursue a career in healthcare. Are you ready to make an impact with our students?  2020 is the Year of the Nurse. Grantham University is ready to continue to celebrate Nurses as we celebrate our 69th anniversary of serving students.

Just as Grantham University helps our students maximize their impact, we’ll also help you maximize yours.  Our part-time faculty enjoy a generous tuition benefit for themselves or family members, as well as participation in the organization’s 401(k).

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Part-time (PT) faculty are responsible for online instruction and corresponding outreach to an approximate maximum load of 70 students at a given time. PT faculty serve in a remote capacity at the University.   This position will report to the Chair of the School of Nursing.  PT faculty teach courses that may begin monthly or quarterly. Courses are eight weeks in length and utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System.  Each course week runs Wednesday through Tuesday midnight of the following week. PT Faculty are given access one week prior to the course start date to set up the course.


KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with the University and within the scope of departmentally-defined courses, programs of study, and degrees. This responsibility includes timely interaction with students and quality assessment of student work with substantive feedback.
  •  Instructors will take part in shared governance of curriculum, in some instances participating in curriculum development.
  • Follow all University policies as provided in the University Catalog and Faculty Handbook.
  • Participate in training on necessary technologies to facilitate courses.
  • Cooperate with faculty members, staff, and administrators regarding educational technology and support services that enhance the instructional process.
  • Assume responsibility to keep current in the field of study/area of expertise and continue to develop professionally in content, methodologies, and distance-learning strategies.
  • Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records for both the learning management system maintenance as well as the University records system and submit all records when required.
  • Prepare for and personally conduct all assigned courses.
  • Provide weekly “office hours” support and communicate (e.g., email, posting, live-chat, etc.) in a timely manner with students, other faculty, staff, and School Dean/Chair, particularly regarding student concerns or issues.
  • Provide students, faculty, and staff with frequent, regular feedback and note progress toward course/program goals and objectives. Conduct fair evaluations of student progress and consistently apply university policies to all students.
  • Make referrals to The Teaching and Learning Center when a student’s scholastic or personal needs require special attention.
  • Participate actively in faculty development opportunities (internally and externally).
  • Provide feedback concerning student and faculty issues.
  • Utilize the philosophy and objectives of Grantham University to create a positive growth environment for learning. Follow principles of good educational practice: provide ongoing contact between students, develop reciprocity/cooperation among students, use active learning techniques, give prompt feedback, emphasize time on task, communicate high expectations, and respect diverse talents and ways of learning.
  • Proactively participate with students within programs through teaching, phone calls, welcome forums, recorded videos, etc.
  • Notify the appropriate University administrator of any course or course administration issues in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  •  Current, unencumbered RN license required.
  •  In order to teach Master’s classes, an earned doctorate degree, with emphasis or concentration in the specific discipline, is required.
  •  Instructors are required to have experiential qualifications in addition to academic credentials.
  • Prospective instructors must enroll in and successfully complete GU900 Instructor Training Course in order to be considered.
  • Prospective faculty must successfully complete an Instructor Training Course as a part of the selection process, which will occur after the interview process is complete.  
  •  All degrees must be conferred from an institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For instructors holding degrees awarded by non-U.S. institutions, the institutions must be approved by the appropriate governmental or accreditation agency.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Five years of professional experience.
  • Teaching experience required. Online teaching experience is preferred.
  • A student-centered instructional philosophy is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Products, Internet, MS Project, course management systems, computerized assessment software, and web authoring software is required
  • Knowledge of, and use of, the Blackboard Learning Management System is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with technicians and faculty
  • Knowledge of distance learning educational model required
  • Able to gather, analyze, evaluate, and integrate information electronically
  • Advanced professional business writing skills required
  • In-depth knowledge of distance learning educational models, adult learning styles, and technology-assisted instruction.
  • In-depth knowledge of developing curriculum design required
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required
  • High speed Internet and a webcam are required for this role.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.
  • A flexible work schedule is required.
  • Able to multi-task, yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.
  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public)
  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common journals and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to effectively present information to executive management, faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Mathematical Skill: Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to present facts to faculty for departmental response. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone and computer).
    • Occasionally required to walk, stand, and make presentations
    • This position may involve sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
    • Specific vision abilities include: close vision and distance vision

Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.


 CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching
  • Evaluation/ Assessment
  • Engagement/ Collaboration
  • Influence
  • Integrity

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