POSITION PURPOSE Faculty members of the Department of Nursing have academic, instruction, service, practice and/or scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the department. Faculty members participate in university governance and assist the Department Chair to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor all activities related to the program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Communication a. Maintain optimal communication with administration, faculty, students and community partners regarding university and program initiatives.
2. Student Instruction and Curriculum Management a. Participate in program curriculum and course design, assessment, and evaluation. b. Participate in student admission, progression, and advisement activities. c. Prepare class materials using best practices in higher education and graduate nursing practice. d. Provide direct student instruction in online, on-site, and clinical settings.
3. Governance a. Initiate, adopt, evaluate and advance the program’s mission, goals and outcomes of the program and the University. b. Provide opportunity for students and peers to evaluate teaching effectiveness. c. Evaluate and recommend faculty members for promotion. d. Participate in all regularly scheduled department meetings and other University events.
4. Scholarship and/or Practice a. Engage in scholarly activities commensurate with appointment and rank. b. Maintain a clinical practice commensurate with licensure and appropriate for appointment and rank.
5. Leadership and Service a. Serve on program, university, state, and national committees that are appropriate for their rank and experience. b. Participate in professional and community activities for the purpose of bringing education, service, and research together for the improvement of health care delivery. c. Accept opportunities for membership on standing and ad-hoc committees of the program and University as elected or appointed.
POSITION COMPETENCIES • Communication • Development of Self • Job Knowledge/Skill Application • Champions Innovation • Drives for Results • Collaboration • Integrity • Critical Thinking • Initiative • Student/Customer-Centeredness
WORKING REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS Education/Certification: Earned doctoral degree. Unencumbered active nursing license. Recent nursing teaching degree/certificate OR Minimum of 2 years of recent university-level teaching (preferred). Current certification as a nurse practitioner or clinical specialist (preferred).
Required Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting contemporary graduate nursing education.
Experience Required: Active in professional nursing organizations at local, state, and/or national levels (preferred). Two or more years of recent practice as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) experience (preferred).
Skills/Abilities: Able to work with students, faculty/staff with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Able to participate in all aspects of peer review and shared governance. Able to pass a criminal background search prior to commencement of employment. Strong leadership, communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving skills (preferred). Administrative experience in academic governance and/or clinical practice (preferred). Demonstrated ability to design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research (preferred). Able to work both independently and as an interdisciplinary team member (preferred). Able to travel, as needed (preferred).
Internal Number: A75
About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions mission is to educate current and future healthcare professionals for outcomes-oriented, evidence-based practice. The University demonstrates mission fulfillment through the quality of its education and success of its students in academic programs that develop leaders skilled in clinical inquiry and prepared to effect healthcare change.