Visiting Professor



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Job description

Rank: Contingent Faculty

Classification Title: Retained Term

Position Summary

The successful candidate will oversee and manage the Graduate Nursing program, including advising potential graduate students along with current graduate students; prepare week long orientation and institutes for graduate students. Work with Nursing Program Coordinator and Clinical Placement Coordinator to coordinate program planning for students in clinical placements; meet with potential agencies for preceptorship, and maintain a relationship with current agencies for student placements. Review all program curriculum, develop program guidelines, recommend potential faculty members for courses, meet with graduate faculty to ensure courses meet Student Learning Outcomes; review all student issues and discusses plan of action with faculty and staff. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures and other guidelines applicable to the New Mexico Board of Nursing, accreditation and certification agencies. Keep abreast of national curriculum and practice changes and advise Director. Spearhead, prepare, review, and edit the CCNE Accreditation self-study. Attend in person the intensive and orientation sessions for the MSN program and other meetings needed. Teach two courses per calendar year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and provide instruction that is learner-centered and promotes participation in the learning process, emphasizing critical thinking concepts.
  • Provide mentoring and support of adjunct faculty.
  • Initiate and maintain active participation in professional development opportunities that encompass the discipline of nursing, and teaching effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with administration and faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum and learning outcomes of the program.
  • Work with advisory committee to identify and meet the needs of the community pertaining to nursing subject matter and courses.
  • Participate in accreditation processes.
  • Participate in any necessary face to face orientations and intensive sessions for students.
  • Maintain active participation in teaching, scholarly activity, professional practice, and service to the university and community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Teach two to four classes per calendar year, depending on department needs and assigned accreditation duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a Doctorate Degree in Nursing
  • Possession of Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Experience coordination and teaching in a Graduate level program
  • Considerable working knowledge of Nursing standards and accreditation process
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and develop program guidelines
  • Able to meet critical deadlines, think independently, work effectively within a team, remain flexible to ongoing changes
  • Proficient in multitasking
  • Licensure in the State of New Mexico

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in directing graduate program
  • Knowledge of NMHU policies and procedures
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Experience in program development

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Evidence of a willingness to develop new knowledge and clinical skills as required by curriculum, which is highly responsive to a rapidly changing and demanding job market.

Work Location: Remote

Posting Number: F292P

Open Until Filled: Yes

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New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico.