• Instructor/Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description

    Job Summary

    This position is for someone who wishes to provide high quality classroom, campus lab, and clinical instruction in a well-respected, highly competitive nursing program. The teaching load is equivalent to 30 semester hours across the fall and spring semesters.

    Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging.

    This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

    Special Applicant Instructions

    Position is in the associate degree nursing program at the Rome campus. Master’s degree in nursing required. Must be a licensed RN in Georgia.

    Two or more years of clinical experience preferred. Previous classroom and/or clinical teaching experience preferred.

    Applications will be screened upon receipt.

    Responsibilities

    Each faculty member is expected to participate in the development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing curriculum. Faculty are also expected to participate in college committees, advising, and assessment activities. All nursing courses include classroom theory, campus laboratory, and clinical experiences. Responsibilities of a full-time faculty member include, but are not limited to:

    • Preparing and presenting current, well-researched course content, implementing a variety of teaching strategies, to meet faculty identified course objectives
    • Maintain the professional knowledge base needed to help learners prepare for contemporary nursing practice
    • Create opportunities for learners to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills
    • Show enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and nursing that inspires and motivates students
    • Revise the curriculum based on assessment of program outcomes, learner needs, and societal and health care trends
    • Participate in campus laboratory instruction and evaluation of students for skill check-offs
    • Participate in all course-related functions such as test administration, grading, test review, project grading, student teaching evaluations, etc.
    • Provide for clinical instruction including making student assignments, preparing for client care, pre and post conferences, grading of clinical paperwork, and evaluation of students
    • Announce and maintain regular office hours, dedicating at least 10hrs per week to assisting students
    • Develop collegial working relationships with students, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency personnel to promote positive learning environments
    • Create and maintain community and clinical partnerships that support educational goals
    • Participate in academic advising to help students meet their professional goals
    • Participate in the extended work of the college through participation in committees of the college or faculty; student organizations; attendance at division meetings, nursing faculty meetings, general faculty meetings, in-service training, and graduation
    • Participate in continuing education activities designed to enhance teaching or clinical knowledge

    Required Qualifications

    A minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing is required. Doctoral degree is a plus. Must be licensed in the state of Georgia. Previous teaching experience is a plus. Two or more years of clinical experience preferred. Previous classroom and/or clinical teaching experience preferred. Flexibility needed to teach clinical as assigned (day, evening, weekends).

    Proposed Salary

    Commensurate with experience and education.

    Required Documents to Attach

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Possession of a valid nursing license in the state of Georgia
    • Knowledge and experience with curriculum development/revision, course development, academic evaluation of program and students, and general teaching/nursing theory
    • Experience sufficient to understand and employ the appropriate use of online and in-class instructional technology
    • Experience with course management in a web-mediated learning management system
    • Organizational ability to keep accurate and timely records
    • Time management skills

    About Us

    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    As an equal opportunity institution, Georgia Highlands College is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting and educating persons without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Any individuals requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application, selection or employment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 706-802-5136. GHC expects successful applicants to share this commitment.