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Adjunct Faculty- Graduate Nursing
Simmons University

Date Posted Aug. 11, 2022
Title Adjunct Faculty- Graduate Nursing
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Nursing - General

Adjunct Faculty- Graduate Nursing

Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA

Simmons University School of Nursing is currently looking for Adjunct Faculty to join our Boston-based Graduate FNP program.

The adjunct faculty responsible for the success of students taking a course under their supervision, according to prescribed program objectives and course syllabi. Each adjunct must be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course that they are assigned to teach, maintain expertise in the subject area, and support student success. Adjunct faculty are required to work with the Program Director throughout their teaching experience.

Adjunct Faculty report to the FNP Program Director.

Simmons University Adjunct Faculty are hired on a semester by semester basis, based on the needs of the program in each semester. Semester contracts run for approximately 15 weeks. Each year there are semesters that begin in January, May, and September. Each semester we hold one 2 to 4 hour live lecture on our Boston campus per week (live session time depends on the course) for 14 instructional weeks.

Job Summary

The Adjunct Faculty is responsible for the success of students taking the campus-based course under their supervision, in accordance with program objectives and course syllabi. Each Adjunct Faculty should be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course that they are assigned to teach, and maintain expertise in the subject area. The Adjunct Faculty will support student success by all means that are necessary, appropriate, and available. The Adjunct Faculty will actively monitor and track individual student progress and provide mediation and direction as needed.

All nursing courses are taught from an approved Master Course. Course Coordinators together with the academic leadership team will have determined the course syllabus, assignments and the required text(s) for each course. The Master Course is designed in a delivery format that is student-centered and objective-driven. It is geared for reusability and emphasis is placed on consistency of content, scope and rigor, implementation of best practices and outcomes- based learning approaches. Simmons values the disciplinary competency faculty bring to the course and to students through feedback and insight provided. Any course modifications must be discussed with and approved by the appropriate Course Coordinator & Program Director prior to implementation.

Adjunct Faculty use their experience and knowledge to help the students meet the master course objectives. It is expected a Adjunct Faculty will spend approximately 8-12 hours a week (depending on course) in this role as follows:

Specific Duties

  • Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule
  • Assume responsibility for the academic supervision and teaching of the students registered for the semester as outlined by the Program Director
  • Actively participate in meetings and activities scheduled by the Program Director to prepare the Adjunct Faculty on course content and weekly course objectives
  • Provide full coverage for all weekly in-person classes
  • Participate in and lead asynchronous discussions as outlined by the Program Director
  • Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process, including but not limited to threaded class discussions, outside assignments/projects, research, enrichment activities, etc.
  • Maintain and evaluate records of student's academic and/or clinical performance within the grading systems of the Learning Management System (LMS) and the University
  • Maintain all administrative/academic components of the course section, including grading of assignments, exams and appropriate clinical activities
  • Maintain communication, both online and in person if possible and desired, with Program Director on a regular basis regarding course and student-related performance, problems and concerns
  • Provide regular, accurate, and timely student-specific assistance, feedback and support to students relative to their performance
  • Respond in a clear and well-expressed manner to student questions within one to two business days
  • Foster and encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics as well as personal and professional development
  • Host office hours and/or individual student meetings
  • May serve as tutor or hold study sessions with students
  • May assist in developing standardized exam questions for assigned course(s)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

General Qualifications

  • MSN Required, must be a currently practicing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • PhD or DNP preferred
  • At least 2+ years clinical and nursing education experience required
  • Graduate level teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a Registered Nurse license in MA

Technology Requirements

Adjunct Faculty are required to provide their own hardware (PC or Mac Computer), software, and internet access to facilitate the courses at Simmons University. Simmons University is not responsible for the purchase, upgrade, or maintenance of instructor's telephone, computer and Internet service. Any required software for courses will be provided at no additional cost to the instructor.

Proprietary Issues

The courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form, offered by Simmons University are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University. All models, curricula, programs, materials and systems designed or developed by faculty engaged by Simmons University in connection with the teaching of such courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University.

Required Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/ CV

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials 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.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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