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Part Time Clinical Instructor - Advanced Health Assessment
Simmons University

Date Posted Apr. 24, 2019
Title Part Time Clinical Instructor - Advanced Health Assessment
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - General

The NURP 500/A Part Time Instructor is prepared as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is the expert faculty responsible for the success of students taking an online course under their supervision, according to prescribed program objectives and master course syllabi. The Instructor 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. The Instructor is an expert in their prescribed course, and has demonstrated full mastery of the material within, and has at least two years' experience teaching for the program. A Senior Instructor is required to work with the faculty course lead throughout their teaching experience. The Part Time Instructor reports to the Master Course Lead of NURP 500/A.

Job Summary
The Part Time Instructor is responsible for the success of students taking the online course under their supervision, in accordance with program objectives and course syllabi. The Instructor is highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course that they are assigned to teach, and maintains expertise in the subject area. The Instructor will support student success by all means that are necessary, appropriate, and available. The Instructor will actively monitor and track individual student progress and provide mediation and direction as needed. The Instructor is an expert in their prescribed course, and is assigned additional students than a traditional section instructor. All Nursing@Simmons courses are taught from an approved Master Course. Master Course Leads together with the academic team and the instructional design 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, media-rich 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. The Master Course will be provided to all Senior Instructors. 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 Lead prior to implementation. The Part Time Instructor will use their experience and knowledge to help the students meet the master course objectives. The Instructor will have the option to incorporate supplementary materials in their sections such as free online web sources and within weekly announcements. Web based materials and resources can often add richness to a section and are free for the student.

In addition to teaching, the Part Time Instructor will also serve as assistant to the Master Course Lead, and will play a role in major course revision. It is expected the Part Time Instructor will spend approximately 25 hours a week in this role as follows:

Section Instructor Responsibilities:

Serve as Section Instructor for NURP 500/A 6 times per contract year
Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule
Assume responsibility for the academic supervision and teaching of the online students registered for the term as outlined by the Course Lead
Actively participate in meetings and activities scheduled by the Course Lead to prepare and for course content and weekly course objectives
Provide full coverage for all scheduled synchronous sessions/live sessions
Participate in and lead asynchronous discussions and didactic sessions, as outlined by the Course Lead
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 clinical performance within the grading systems of the Learning Management System (LMS) and the University
Consult with students about their clinical performance at midterm and end of semester, or as needed by phone or video conference
Maintain all administrative/academic components of the course section, including grading of assignments, exams and appropriate clinical activities
Maintain communication, both online and virtual/in person if possible and desired, with Course Lead 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 an online culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics as well as personal and professional development
Host office hours for students
May serve as tutor or hold study sessions with students
May assist in developing standardized exam questions for assigned course(s)

Course Management and Revisions/Improvements:

Serve as academic assistant to the Master Course Lead for NURP 500/A during all launches of the course during contract year.
Actively participates on Course Revision team through major revision of NURP 500/A
Assist with course edits/ improvements and in conducting exam analysis, including examination review, and regular exam/quiz maintenance for continuous quality improvement
Survey effectiveness of coursework throughout and following each running of course
Develop standardized exam questions for assigned course, including developing/maintaining test question bank on a regular basis

General Qualifications:

MSN Required, DNP welcome to apply
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 preferred
Must obtain/maintain Massachusetts RN license

Simmons University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The University embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, gender identify, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability.

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.

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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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