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Associate Professor, Nursing

Company: Yavapai College
Location: Prescott
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Position

Two open positions

Positions begin August 2021

  • Up to $5,000 in relocation for qualified candidates*

Reporting to the Division Dean, the incumbent will teach discipline specific courses as needed using a variety of methodologies. Responsibilities will include course preparation and instruction; curriculum development; participation in the college community and continued professional growth activities; and creative program building based on needs assessment and in collaboration with other faculty. May be asked to teach other courses in disciplines in which she/he is able to be credentialed.

Besides traditional class structuring, the College is also attempting to meet the varying needs of our students by offering weekend, year-round, and compressed courses of instruction and services. Since service to our students is our highest priority, instructors can expect to participate in innovative methods and assignments may be multi-campus and/or at clinical agency locations with the possibility of interactive, online, day, evening and/or weekend classes. This position reports to the Nursing Program Director.

Current open positions are primarily based at the Verde Valley campus, but will include some training/teaching at the Prescott campus.

In addition to a competitive salary and relocation for these 9 month positions, we offer generous time off (including a two week winter break and a one week spring break, 10 sick days annually, up to 3 personal days (from the sick leave bank), retirement, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance at 2 x basic salary and more. See the Benefits tab for more information.


  • Prepare for and facilitate learning in the assigned courses according to the College's core values. Establish a professional and safe learning environment. Set the classroom tone by modeling appropriate workplace skills and behavior. Maintain a positive climate for learning by performing classroom management and being aware of, monitoring and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Meet the student learning needs by incorporating a variety of teaching methods and assessments.
  • Maintain student records and documentation. Submit grades within the expected timeframe. Provide timely verbal and written feedback to the students to ensure continued growth and development.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and updating of curriculum.
  • Collaborate with College staff to recruit students. Assist with student recruitment by participating in College recruitment events, partnering with student recruitment staff, maintaining relationships with alumni and proactively promoting the College and services offered.
  • Collaborate with College staff to retain students and help them be successful. Work with Student Services staff to provide guidance to students. Assist in advising students regarding course enrollment, program and course content, lifelong learning and other program-related subjects.
  • Work with internal customers, including student services staff, adjunct faculty and other College staff, to provide consistent, effective learning and support for students. Support the College by staying current with internal and external changes and provide input by participating in College meetings and activities.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with community, industry and clinical partners. Participate in external meetings and activities.
  • Actively participate in professional growth activities, such as: networking and sharing with and among faculty across the College, memberships and professional organizations, accepting and incorporating guidance and support from peers and supervisors, staying up-to-date with technology trends, maintaining occupational competence, staying current in the field and creating and maintaining a professional development plan. Assist with mentoring other full-time and adjunct faculty.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies for the classroom and labs, as necessary to support the assigned program area and future trends in industry. Work with supervisor to identify alternative funding sources as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The general expectation is that full-time faculty serve as provisional faculty for a period of three years prior to being reviewed for continuing status. The determination of faculty status is, however, ultimately at the discretion of the Yavapai College District Governing Board and the College President, as the Board's designee.

Minimum Expectations & Requirements

General Education (Transfer):

  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona: Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License
  • Two (2) years of full-time work experience related to the program(s) being taught, including a minimum of one (1) year of related full-time work experience that has been acquired within the past five (5) years. In lieu of this one (1) year of recent full-time experience, two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the past five (5) years may be considered. (Two (2) years of post-secondary teaching experience means eight (8) semesters of part-time teaching or four (4) semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited institution.)

Appropriate occupational experience includes: Developing a nursing plan of care for the patient which includes goals and priorities derived from the nursing diagnosis; Directly administering nursing care or directing and supervising Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and unlicensed patient caregivers in giving care; Evaluation of nursing care.

Other credentials may be considered by the Instructional Dean in cases of instructional emergencies with approval by the Vice President for Instruction. Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Master's Degree in Nursing Education preferred
  • Must be in good standing with clinical agency placements
  • Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional and civil manner. Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.
  • Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that Yavapai College offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College's educational philosophy
  • Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity
  • Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred
  • Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
  • Previous community involvement and a desire to give back to the profession and community
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience with multi-media technology to enhance student learning
  • Experience with online and/or blended/hybrid instruction
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations
  • Ability to teach other courses as needed

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfullyperform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Keywords: Yavapai College, Prescott , Associate Professor, Nursing, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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