American Public University System Online Full-Time Faculty - Nursing in United States

Requisition Number 17-0116

Post Date 7/14/2017

Title Online Full-Time Faculty - Nursing

Location Remote / Online

Company APUS

Description

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  • Reports to: Faculty Director
  • Department: Academics
  • School: Health Sciences
  • Program: Nursing
  • Location: Remote
  • Date Closing: Open Until Filled
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Synopsis of Role:

Full-time faculty members are first and foremost teachers and play a key role within a school as course leads. They are united by the common goal of inspiring academic excellence in students with a broad range of interests and experiences. They are key to creating a rewarding online learning experience for students by engaging them, challenging them, and supporting them. They provide the resources for a quality learning experience for students by ensuring coherence in the discipline, rigor in the content, and relevance and currency to the practice. Full-time faculty members/course leads contribute to a range of activities that support student learning outcomes, program quality, and discipline integrity, all of which focus on student learning and retention. They work with other departments including instructional design, Library and course materials, and marketing.

In addition to teaching and student advising responsibilities, this individual shall serve as editor and assume full responsibility for the oversight of journal publications for ePress/PSO journal projects not limited to the submission and peer review of completed journal proposals. Using university software, the faculty member assumes full responsibility for the planning, and developing the journal’s scope, content, editorial structure and identifying the targeted audience while ensuring compliance with meeting established deadlines.

In tandem with Nursing Program Director, this individual will also play an integral role in the leadership and development of current programs (RN to BSN, MSN and AAS) as well as future program degrees and certificate programs to include areas such as nursing informatics, public health, and caring for our nation’s veteran and active military personnel. The individual shall assist the Nursing Program Director and the School of Health Sciences Practicum Coordinator and serve as an advisor to students, nursing faculty, practicum site personnel, and university staff concerning the coordination of scheduling virtual site visits to facilitate the nursing program’s assessment of enrolled student’s achievement of learning outcomes while ensuring student compliance with all practicum site regulations and policies. The individual will also assist with development of and conduct the practicum and capstone orientations.

Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for course curriculum quality to include:
  • Teaching excellence
  • Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
  • Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
  • Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
  • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
  • Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
  • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
  • Annually complete at least two APUS Faculty Development modules for effective online learning and teaching.
  • Work with Director of Programs and collaborates with faculty to ensure discipline, program and course continuity, currency, and relevance.
  • Define course objectives, review regularly, and revise as needed.
  • Update course content and materials and/or delivery methods, based on information such as emerging practice changes in the discipline, instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
  • Analyze courses and prepare analysis for program and course reviews, and course and homework contact hours.
  • Remain aware of new classroom procedures, APUS requirements, and instructional materials.
  • Attend regular meetings with Director of Programs to stay aware of how their courses fit within the overall program progression and other APUS requirements.
  • Ensure APUS instructional standards and policies are reflected in course design.
  • Ensures model courses are developed and maintained according to applicable APUS, accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
  • Contribute to advancing the discipline as a leader
  • Keep abreast of developments in one’s own field by reading current literature, engaging with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Attend school and discipline meetings (monthly or quarterly) on curriculum, content, development of discipline and practice, and APUS expectations.
  • Convene meetings with faculty teaching your courses to ensure they are aware of the curriculum intent.
  • Provide guidance to instructors to clarify lessons, assignments, and course design elements.
  • Define course objectives, review regularly, and revise as needed to ensure Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation and other nursing and healthcare professional standards are reflected in the curriculum.
  • Assist Nursing Program Director with review, revision, and leadership with existing programs (AAS, RN to BSN and MSN) in addition to planning, development, implementation, and assessment of new programs and/or certifications as assigned.

Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Cooperation – Pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Communications — Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Deep Knowledge – Knowledge of one’s discipline family and practice and the ability to translate theory and practice into learning opportunities that advance the discipline.
  • Education — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurements.
  • Initiative – Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Leadership – Willing and able to lead; take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/assessing curricula to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Self-Control – Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance —Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree in nursing or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • An active unencumbered Registered Nursing License is required.
  • Five or more years of clinical practice experience in the nursing industry is required.
  • College-level teaching experience is required.
  • Online teaching experience is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs is required.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Remote/Online
  • Sitting, extensive use of keyboard

*Please note: Full-time faculty members and directors are to consider APUS their primary employer. Full-time salaried faculty and directors may not be full-time employees of any university, school, college, or institution of higher education outside of APUS; this includes administrative, staff, and teaching positions.

*Please note: Applicants selected to proceed in the hiring process with conferred degrees from foreign institution(s) will require a course-by-course evaluation completed by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved agency. All charges associated with official transcripts and foreign transcript evaluations are the responsibility of the applicant and are not reimbursed by APUS.