To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the areas of nursing and general health courses for the Nursing department. Courses are taught for 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer). This is a 201 day contract. This position will involve days, evenings and/or weekends, with a varying schedule between classroom and clinic focused teaching. The faculty must develop, implement and evaluate instruction, and report and record student achievement in assigned courses in accordance with department, division and college policies and procedures. Teaching responsibilities include lecture, laboratory and clinical practice settings. Responsibilities will also include advising of current and prospective students and providing assistance in development and implementation of departmental initiatives. The faculty must be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in the College's Quality Faculty Plan as well as an Iowa Nursing License.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Design, implement, evaluate, and revise the nursing curriculum.
Provide students with written policies as specified in sub rule 2.7 (1).
Participate in academic advising and guidance of students.
Provide for admission, promotion, and graduation of students.
Provide for student, self, and peer assessment of teaching effectiveness.
Participate in activities to improve competency in area of expertise.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making classroom decisions.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
Be able and willing to deliver courses in alternative delivery times and methods as required by the department, including evening, AT/AW, Internet, and telecommunications courses.
Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week and be available on an as needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Master of Science in Nursing.
Iowa Nursing License.
EEO AA/STATEMENT: Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or genetic information. Veteran status will also be respected and protected to the extent covered by law.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.