Job Title: Clinical Track Instructor of Nursing
Campus: Jersey City and Fort Monmouth
Full Time: 10-Month Appointment
Reports to: Coordinator, Chair of Nursing
Review: Yearly, Reappointment every two years.
Classification: As per NJCU Human Resource Department
This is a full-time, non-tenure clinical-track position at New Jersey City University commencing in Fall Semester 2022. This appointment does not progress toward tenure, but opportunity exists for future application for a Tenure Track position. NJCU Non-tenured teaching track position, lecturer.
The Department of Nursing seeks a Non-Tenure Clinical Track Instructor of Nursing position to include teaching and a focus on courses with a clinical component. The candidate should bring creative pedagogy to didactic, a clinical experience, the simulation lab and contribute to curriculum revision. Candidates should be prepared to mentor students as future nurse leaders, be committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, and collaborative interdisciplinary learning experiences that expand student understanding of patient-centered care and the needs of our communities.
A minimum of 2 years of clinical teaching expertise is preferred.
Full time teaching load is 12 credits each semester which can be clinical or lab and/or didactic teaching, days, evenings, or weekends. Clinical teaching includes off site or simulation lab settings with pre-and-post clinical analysis.
Candidates must possess a master’s degree with a major in Nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited program. Unencumbered license registered nurse in the State of New Jersey, and National Certification in advanced practice area in specialty is preferred. Knowledge and experience of teaching, in the specialties of Population Health, Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Newborns or School Nursing is preferred. Commitment to active, learner centered teaching.
- Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence.
- Assess clinical learning outcomes in courses and programs, and teaching approaches to achieve academic program outcomes.
- Strong clinical nursing skillset and recent teaching experience at the baccalaureate or master’s level.
- Knowledge of nursing curricular design/assessment and BON and/or CCNE accreditation.
- Experience in using online platforms for web-based instruction and/or distance education.
- Works effectively as part of the faculty team demonstrating positive interpersonal relations, collaborating with other faculty members to meet student needs, participating in faculty meetings and nursing program committees.
- A DNP is preferred.
Scholarly Clinical Practice
Scholarly clinical practice is typically demonstrated by the application of knowledge to direct patient or client care and to the delivery of services in the clinical setting; identification, selection and/or development of appropriate clinical sites to provide maximum opportunities for clinical practice; introduction of practice innovations that reflect cutting-edge practice modalities; interpretation and application of nursing research. Faculty members with appointments as clinical faculty are required to concentrate their primary efforts on scholarly clinical practice which forms the basis of their teaching.
- Communicate the required skills and competencies required of students in a changing health care environment.
- Maintains current clinical competency and knowledge of current evidence in the literature required to evaluate student performance in the clinical settings.
- Develop, implement, and assess the clinical placements.
- Meets all compliance requirements (on-boarding) of the clinical sites assigned at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
- Attends orientation for the clinical sites assigned and simulation.
- Ability to demonstrate skills competencies and promote learning and simulate the clinical experience in the lab and clinical.
Scholarship of Teaching:
All candidates should be prepared to pursue the Scholarship of Teaching in the development of critically reflective knowledge about teaching and learning. Effective teachers must demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in their discipline, must communicate this knowledge to others, and provide evidence of a continuing development of clinical expertise. Effective teachers communicate enthusiasm for their subject and have a responsibility to create a positive environment for learning and one that stimulates critical thinking. They maintain a critical attitude toward their teaching and strive continuously to improve it.
- Teaching in the assigned courses as needed in a BSN/MS program, utilizing active learning strategies.
- Applies principles of adult learning and evidence-based practice.
- The individual will assume teaching responsibilities, teach assigned clinical and/or lab/ classes and develop necessary coursework.
- Integrate QSEN, inter-professional and other emerging competencies into teaching and learning.
- Regularly participate in course and program assessment and make improvements in teaching/advising.
- Collaborate with colleagues in clinical teaching initiatives.
- Investigate new technology to enhance the learning environment for students’ experience using innovative instructional technology with an emphasis on critical thinking and safe practice in the clinical setting.
- He / She will maintain records of student progress and performance.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Service includes the contributions a faculty member makes to the academic profession, to the Department of Nursing, the University, and to society at large. Contributions to the advancement of the academic profession are most typically demonstrated by active participation in professional and scholarly associations.
- Participates in professional activities such as being a member of a professional organization associated with the clinical instructor's clinical practice specialty.
- Collaborate in program development, student recruitment, student remediation, and continuous program assessment and improvement.
- Works effectively as part of the faculty team demonstrating positive interpersonal relations, collaborating with other faculty members to meet student needs, participating in faculty meetings, and nursing program committees.
The individual will participate in ongoing program evaluation activities as needed to ensure compliance with New Jersey Board of Nursing policies and CCNE Accreditation
REQUIREMENTS: Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, etc. I n your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and community service might support our institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.
For specific application requirements, please refer to NJCU website at: www.njcu.edu
As a condition of employment, new employees are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. Candidates wishing to request a medical or religious exemption must advise Human Resources at the time of job offer.
New Jersey City University is a Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus. For the health of our employees, students and visitors, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is not permitted on campus. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots