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9 month Teaching Faculty - Nursing

Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia, US
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Oct 14, 2021

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9 month Teaching Faculty - Nursing

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream "Leader College," NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.

With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA's Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation's capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.

NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA's Annual Security Reports .

General Description:
  • The purpose of the position is to provide nursing instruction to nursing students. This position must meet the instruction standard of the NLNAC for qualified master's prepared experienced registered nurse for teaching campus and clinical labs and didactic. The primary responsibility of a faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College is to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis is on excellent teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities. Faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become better workers and better citizens. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs.

Duties and Tasks:
  • Full-time teaching faculty in Nursing are responsible for teaching various courses in the designated discipline/field of study. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. All faculty members must be available to teach assigned day, evening and/or weekend classes. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, conduct requisite office hours, student conferences, serve on assigned division/campus/college committees and participate in curriculum development. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, the ability to work in a collegial manner with a highly diverse faculty, staff and student population and the ability to teach in an urban community college setting. Candidates for all positions are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the effective use of instructional technology, including learning management systems like Canvas. This appointment has a normal teaching load of 15 credits per semester.

As a part of this primary responsibility, the College expects each faculty member to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports in a timely manner; teach the prescribed courses of study with the established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and College duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with College policies, procedures, and regulations; answer emails in a timely manner; maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization; and advise students.

Required KSAs: The ability to effectively teach Nursing concepts in the classroom. Ability to use technology to enhance classroom instruction. Ability to use on-line resources and Learning Management Systems. Competent in the use of a computer, Power Point and Microsoft Word. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications: Virginia license as a registered nurse. Master's degree in Nursing OR Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's degree in another Health related field (e.g., Health Administration, Health Informatics, Public Health) with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Nursing. Experience teaching in the hospital, clinical and/or classroom setting. A minimum of two (2) years of related full-time or full-time equivalent experience, preferably occupational experience. CPR certification for Healthcare Providers required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching/supervising ADN nursing students in a clinical setting. Previous academic experience such as classroom teaching, online teaching and/or curriculum development in a community college setting. Recent clinical experience and teaching (didactic) experience in a college and university setting preferred.

For further information and to Apply:

Background Check Statement: The selected candidate's offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO STATEMENT: The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
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