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Master Course Lead - Pharmacology/Primary Care Curriculum
Simmons University


Date Posted May 30, 2019
Title Master Course Lead - Pharmacology/Primary Care Curriculum
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Director/Manager
    Assistant Professor
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
 
 


The Master Course Lead for Pharmacology/Primary Care is a 12-month full-time faculty contract position employed by the University reporting to the Nursing@Simmons Faculty Program Director.
Programs. The Master Course Lead will be prepared as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and requires both teaching and administrative responsibilities.

Academic responsibilities of the Master Course Lead include:
  • Serve as the Master Course Lead for NURP 422, NURP 423, and NURP 501 during all launches of the course in a 12-month period
  • Teach as a Section Instructor 3 times per contractual year
  • Teach and support in at least 3 full Immersion Weekends per contractual year


The Master Course Lead also holds an administrative appointment related to managing all program needs and day-to-day operations related to pharmacology and primary care courses (422, 423, 501). Key responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum, faculty/staff and overall student experience in all pharmacology/primary care courses. The Master Course Lead plays a key role in ensuring academic rigor and curricular alignment with the on-campus Simmons MSN program, while meeting the needs of current students and aligning with the overall vision of the standards of Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pharmacology/Primary Care Curriculum Support and Delivery:
  • Manages the educational process to ensure every student and faculty member in NURP 422, 423, and 501 is involved in a positive educational experience through the learning, teaching and social environment, and is meeting curricular learning objectives/competencies.
  • Elicits, supports and implements curricular revision and development from Section Instructors to ensure course and program objectives are achieved.


Oversight of Student Experience & Resolution of Student Issues:
  • Work closely with academic support team and other pertinent individuals to closely monitor overall student experience in NURP 422, 423, and 501
  • Oversee and ensure consistency in all grading practices in NURP 422, 423, and 501
  • Investigate and resolve student educational issues requiring academic actions in consultation with the Faculty Program Director and other pertinent individuals according to University policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with Office of Student Affairs and Office of Student Disabilities on student and faculty concern


Pharmacology/Primary Care Curriculum Faculty/Staff Supervision:
  • Provide faculty mentoring, training, evaluation and development.
  • Ensure faculty readiness around online teaching and learning methods, playing a crucial role in talent development and retention.
  • In collaboration with the Talent Recruiter, interview and approve adjunct faculty to teach within assigned courses
  • Collaborate with Nursing@Simmons leadership team to ensure evaluation and assessment of NURP 422, 423, and 501 adjunct faculty are being conducted on an interval and annual basis.


Master Course Lead Duties (NURP 422, 423, 501):
  • Serve as primary Course Lead for NURP 422, 423, and 501 during all launches of the course during contract year. If an individual term requires more than 10 sections of a single course, the Master Course Lead may elect to hire one adjunct to assist with course management.
  • Serve as Section Instructor 3 times per contract year
  • Oversee Section Instructor teaching of course materials from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule
  • Hold regular meetings with Section Instructors to ensure course expectations are being met, including prepping section instructors for course content and objectives for each session
  • Hosts content review meetings with students pre/post all major exams
  • Observe synchronous classes with each Section Instructor to ensure consistency and quality
  • Partner with Simmons Online Instructional Designer to better cultivate and mentor Section Instructors for best practices as an effective online instructor and their use of the technology
  • Provide regular, accurate, and timely assistance, feedback and support to Section Instructors relative to their performance
  • Foster and encourage online Section Instructors to promote a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, lifelong learning, diversity, and ethics, as well as personal and professional development
  • In the case of emergency, find a replacement Section Instructor and/or cover the teaching for that section until a replacement can be found
  • Review final student grades for distribution curve; handle escalated issues regarding student grades
  • Handle student escalations as they arise
  • Work with Program Director to define objectives and evaluation criteria for Section Instructors
  • Keep documentations of Section Instructor work and correspondence (as necessary), maintaining and reporting participation and faculty evaluations as appropriate
  • Openly communicate with Nursing@Simmons staff regarding course, instructor and/or student related problems and concerns
  • Complete formative faculty evaluations on an annual basis for each section instructor, or as requested by Nursing@Simmons program administrators.


Specific Course Improvement Duties (NURP 422, 423, 501):
  • Responsible for all course edits/ improvements and in conducting exam analysis, including examination review, and regular exam/quiz maintenance
  • Responsible for all course iterations and any revision and/or major redesign work necessary to ensure consistent quality and alignment with on ground courses.
  • Survey effectiveness of coursework throughout and following each running of course
  • Manage, maintain the content, and update course for continuous quality improvement
  • Develops and reviews standardized exam questions for assigned course, including developing/maintaining test question bank (approximately 100-150 questions) on a regular basis, as instructed by the Dean or Director of Nursing@Simmons


Service Responsibilities:
  • Participates in relevant committees and other team meetings/projects either virtually or in person as assigned by the Dean or Director of Nursing@Simmons
  • Attends Nursing@Simmons Core Meetings and other relevant meetings virtually or in person as requested
  • Serve as active voting member of SNHS, attending quarterly meetings in person or virtually
  • Obtain APRN licensure in additional states as determined by the Operations Director (licensure fees reimbursed by Simmons University, with exception of MA RN and home state).
  • Be available to serve as a resource for state licensure requirements in the state(s) in which assigned
  • Be available to sign off as a designated Nursing@Simmons representative on program related documents required by the respective State Boards of Nursing to maintain program integrity.
  • Other service duties as assigned by the Dean or Director of Nursing@Simmons


General Qualifications
  • MSN Required, DNP preferred
  • Experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner license required
  • At least 2+ years clinical and nursing education experience required
  • Graduate level, clinical didactic teaching experience required
  • Online teaching exposure/experience required
  • Must obtain/maintain Massachusetts RN license


Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Remote---National/Master-Course-Lead---Pharmacology-Primary-Care-Curriculum_R05977

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