Nursing Instructor, Tenure-Track

Subspecialty: Education

Posted: 10/24/2019

Company: Big Bend Community College - Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC's main campus is located in the city of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws.

Location: Moses Lake, WA

Description: Nursing Instructor, Tenure-Track
Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructor.ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ This position is part of the instructional team for Big Bend's "career ladder" healthcare program for those entering the nursing profession. This position is responsible for teaching in a variety of healthcare areas and situations through lecture, lab, and clinical instruction. The program's "career ladder" includes three levels of certification; the beginning level is a one quarter Nursing Assistant "(NA) class; after four quarters of programmatic instruction, students are eligible for the Practical Nursing (PN) certificate; the career ladder culminates at the Associate Degree in Nursing DTA.

The start date for this position is September 14, 2020. However, the successful candidate may begin work earlier based upon availability and the needs of the college. Salaries for nursing instructors are set at $90,000 for a 173-day contract with a signing bonus of $10,000. Nurse Educator salaries are funded, in part, from Legislative-approved funds under HB 2158.

Our Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Board. The program capitalizes on the use of modern technology, including utilization of high fidelity simulation. The program serves up to 24 students in each year of the two-year program and maintains a low student to faculty ratio. Nursing courses are taught using flipped instruction and teaching assignments are arranged by topic.

Essential Job Duties

Primary responsibilities include but not be limited to the following:

Prepare and teach on-campus and off-campus lecture, lab and/or clinical instruction in nursing, especially in medical/surgical areas. Teaching assignments are determined by college and program needs and/or the individuals background and experience and may include day, evening/night, online or occasional weekend classes and/or availability.
Evaluate, develop, and modify curriculum to reflect current standards of nursing practice.
Maintain or develop competence in current medical and educational technology.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, development, and conduct; implement a current professional development plan.
Participate in classroom, program, and college-wide assessment.
Maintain student records according to college guidelines.
Support students' academic success by maintaining regular office hours and advising students; assist students in planning an educational program and in selecting courses, and when necessary refer students to appropriate student services for assistance.

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, all candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

A master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university OR a bachelor's degree in Nursing with a graduate degree in a health or education-related field from an accredited college or university. Degree(s) must be from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Candidates possessing a bachelor of science degree in Nursing and currently enrolled in a MSN program or a graduate program in a health or education-related field at an accredited college or university with completion expected by August 2020 will be considered.
A current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in Washington State or be able to attain prior to employment.
At least two (2) years of full-time equivalent experience as a registered nurse or nurse educator and evidence of maintenance of clinical skills in nursing, particularly in medical and surgical areas.
Experience working with students or patients from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional desirable qualifications include:

Teaching experience in a community college or post-secondary setting.
Experience with implementation of strategies to improve student success and retention.
Use of innovative teaching methods such as flipped model, team teaching, or using "active learning" based curriculum.
Experience with data-driven assessment.
Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues.
Strong computer skills especially in accessing and utilizing computerized resources including computer applications for instructional purposes such as Internet resources, PowerPoint, Word, Canvas, and Outlook.
Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

BBCC Online application.*
Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
Comprehensive resume or CV.*
Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
Copies of all professional licenses.*
Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.