Maximize Your Impact! Our faculty in the College of Nursing & Allied Health are industry professionals with real-world experience bringing courses to life. Our Faculty are eager to share their experience to help students succeed in their chosen career path. At Grantham University, 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. Healthcare occupations are expected to grow 18% between 2016 and 2026, adding more than 2 million new jobs to the industry. (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, April 2, 2019, BLS.gov) 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 in case management, nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing management & organizational leadership.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Nursing Case Management part-time faculty are responsible for online instruction and corresponding outreach to their students. PT faculty serve in a remote capacity at the University. This position will report to the Dean or Chair of the Nursing program area. PT Faculty will teach courses that may begin monthly or quarterly and run for eight weeks, depending on the course and program. Courses utilize the Blackboard Learning Management System in a virtual setting. Each course starts on the second Wednesday of the month. PT Faculty must enroll and successfully complete a GU900 Instructor Training Course to be eligible to teach classes. PT Faculty are given one week prior to the course start date to access and set up courses.
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.
Faculty 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.
Collaborate 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.
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, 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.
Aid in program review process through data gathering and analysis, as needed.
Assist in faculty mentoring program.
Participate in programmatic outcomes assessment processes.
Attend Faculty Council Meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary by the Dean or Chair.
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
Current, unencumbered RN license required.
Faculty teaching undergraduate courses must hold a master’s degree in the discipline/subject for which they teach or hold a master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours in the specific discipline along with professional experience.
Faculty teaching graduate-level courses must possess an earned doctorate degree, with an emphasis or concentration in the specific discipline. A doctorate degree in Nursing, Education, or related field is required for this role. Case Management certification is preferred.
Faculty are required to have experiential qualifications in addition to academic credentials.
Prospective faculty must enroll in and successfully complete GU900 Instructor Training Course in order to be considered.
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 faculty holding degrees awarded by non-U.S. institutions, the institutions must be approved by the appropriate governmental or accreditation agency.
Able to make decisions and work independently with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:
Five years of professional experience.
Coursework and/or clinical experience in either case management or nursing informatics or both is 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
Webcam and high speed Internet access is required. Use of own computer equipment 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
Able to serve in a remote capacity is required.
Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.
A flexible work schedule to accommodate an 8-week term that runs Wednesday through midnight on Tuesday of each week is required.
Able to answer emails and grade assignments within two calendar days 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 faculty, staff, and/or students.
Mathematical Skills: 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 presentedin 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
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