Applications received by 4/9/17 will receive first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled. This position will start Fall Quarter 2017.
Annual salary is based on a 173-day contract with a minimum of $55,354.06; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. This position is covered under the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union; the individual in this position must become a member of the Association, or pay a representation fee to the Association, within 30 calendar days after date of hire.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 45% students of color and over 1,800 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Nursing faculty perform duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and are responsible primarily to the Dean of the Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute (HSEWI) and the Associate Dean of Nursing. The faculty is responsible for:
- Teaching face-to-face and hybrid classes (combination of face-to-face and online) in the classroom, in the nursing lab settings, and with students in the clinical setting
- Assessing student learning outcomes
- Participating in on-going curriculum development, revision, implementation and evaluation
- Providing student advising/mentoring; participating in college governance and decision making
- Maintaining current knowledge and skills in areas of assignment
- Engaging in self-reflection and self-evaluation
- Building collaborative relationships between Bellevue College (BC) and health care communities
- Demonstrating a strong commitment to student success through fostering a positive, caring learning environment where diversity and pluralism are valued
Essential Functions/Typical Duties:
The Nursing Department includes an Associate's Degree (ADN) program, an RN-BSN program, an RN Refresher program, Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), and a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) program. Faculty in this position can expect to have an opportunity to teach in multiple programs, both in the classroom and in clinical settings. Classes are offered days, evenings and weekends.
- Promote teaching and learning with a culturally diverse student body both on-campus and in clinical settings.
- Utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies/techniques, including simulation, face-to-face and hybrid class delivery.
- Employ up-to-date knowledge and practical skills in cultural competency.
- Maintain strong commitment to student success through fostering a positive and caring learning environment where diversity and pluralism are advanced.
- Build equitable and pluralistic learning communities within the classroom/laboratory setting.
- Assist with planning clinical experiences and finding new clinical sites.
- Provide timely verbal and written assessments of student performance.
- Mentor part-time/adjunct clinical faculty.
- Maintain effective communication with faculty, staff, students, and clinical partners from diverse backgrounds.
- Actively and effectively participate in faculty group processes.
- Review content of assigned courses and integrate content relevant to the latest research developments, recommendations, and practice in the profession.
- Participate in on-going curriculum development, revision, and program evaluation/assessment that supports the principles of equity and open-access.
- Provide culturally-responsible advising and mentoring to prospective students and students enrolled in the program, such as navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations may experience in college (e.g. students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, 2nd language learners, etc.)
- Contribute to policy and procedural matters of the college through participation on college/institute/program committees and through individual projects to facilitate institutional effectiveness (such as the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations).
- Participate in professional development activities in order to maintain professional qualifications and clinical competency in nursing education.
- Participate in community organizations, events, or in related projects and promote collaborative relationships with high schools and four-year colleges/universities.
- Perform other pertinent contractual duties & functions that may be assigned.
Nursing Instructors must have the following abilities:
- The gross and fine motor skills required to assist students with providing safe and effective nursing care.
- The physical endurance & ability to work in clinical setting with students for 6-12 hours.
- The physical endurance and strength sufficient to assist students with providing nursing care. For example, moving objects weighing 10-25 lbs or greater.
- Ability to assist students with performing skills requiring the use of sight, smell, touch and hearing.