This 9-month full-time faculty position in the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions will engage in teaching, service, and scholarly activity in accordance with the University's Faculty Workload and Promotion/Sabbatical Guidelines. Teaching responsibilities include 24 contact hours per academic year (usually 12 contact hours per semester) in the Graduate Nursing program, primarily in online courses. Full-time faculty in the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions are expected to engage in scholarly pursuits and to pursue external funding in support of this research. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination of graduate nursing courses, program assessment, service on department, school and university committees, and participating in the life of the university.
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field, plus two years of post-Master's experience including but not limited to clinical and/or college level teaching. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Strong commitment to quality teaching and previous experience in online teaching preferred. Master's degree in nursing required.
Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice as a registered nurse
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated team-building ability
Excellent organizational and reasoning skills
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required. Database management and other computer skills are valued.
Excellent technology skills and experience working in Blackboard or a similar platform
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with various learning styles
Experience with and commitment to educational assessment practices
Commitment to quality education
Commitment to scholarly activity and professional development
Commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to travel between campuses and to practicum sites as needed
The essential functions for the full-time faculty member in Graduate Nursing are taken from the Full-Time Faculty Job Description developed by the faculty of the Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions. The exact percentage for each category is determined by the faculty member and the Program Coordinator as part of the annual appraisal and professional development planning process.
INSTRUCTIONALACTIVITY (60-80%) Engage in instructional activity totaling 12 contact hours per semester and/or 24 contact hours per academic year.
As part of Instructional Activity load: - Prepare courses in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines and Quality Matters standards, - Grade all coursework in a timely manner using appropriate rubrics, - Maintain availability to students for discussion a minimum of 3 hours per week, - Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
Mentor students in capstone courses as requested.
Serve as course coordinator for nursing course(s) as requested, including the implementation of new teaching methods, strategies or tools in graduate nursing courses.
Provide course coordinators and/or program coordinator with all required course data, as related to course and program assessment and/or accreditation.
Evaluate and revise curricula as warranted and/or requested.
Conceive and develop new courses to expand academic offerings within the faculty member's discipline.
SCHOLARLYACTIVITY (15-35%) Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits, including research, that enhance teaching effectiveness.
Engage in professional activities to maintain clinical and teaching excellence.
Develop and maintain scholarly activities that leads to presentation and/ or publication in internal and external forums.
Attend professional development workshops, meetings, and conferences related to professional interests, including those of professional organizations.
Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity.
Pursue and maintain clinical certification(s) as appropriate.
Pursue and maintain advanced practice certification(s) as appropriate.
Maintain licensure as required by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
SERVICEACTIVITY (5-25%) Attend all Faculty/Staff University, School, and Program meetings.
Attend commencement exercises and other required activities.
Participate in program and University faculty governance.
Participate in recruitment and yield events as needed.
Participate in Program, School, and University assessment activities, including but not limited to, annual assessment of courses and periodic assessment of programs for University and/or accreditation purposes.
Mentor and advise new faculty as requested
Serve on Faculty Mentoring and Evaluation Committee(s) as requested.
Serve as course coordinator as requested.
Serve on at least one Nursing Unit Working Group.
Advise students on programmatic issues as necessary.
Actively participate on Program, School, and University committees.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.