Assistant Professor, Nursing
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Open Internally or Externally: External
If faculty, tenure track status: Tenure Track
Reports to (title): Associate Dean
Department: Nursing
Requisition Number: F23TT02
Position Type: Replacement
Job Category: Faculty
FT/PT: Full-time
Initial Work Location: Jordan Campus
Starting Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Job Open Date: 04/20/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Review Date: 05/22/2023

Job Summary
We don't just state our values; we live them through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students. Click here for more information: SLCC Mission and Values:

Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

The Nursing program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, which enables students to apply for and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is needed to become a Registered Nurse (RN). We also offer an Advanced Placement Program for License Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN) returning for an AAS degree.

Under general supervision the instructor will teach various classes in nursing skills to Associate Degree and Practical Nursing students. These programs prepare students to qualify for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) which will qualify graduates as health care providers in their prospective level of preparation. The faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location. As a requirement of the Division of Nursing the faculty will work in both didactic and clinical settings as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare and supervise nursing students in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate distinctive promise as a teacher with the expected pursuit of excellence in teaching.
  • Be willing to use a variety of modern teaching technologies, including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, and distance learning environments.
  • Be willing to learn and use the Electronic Media.
  • Provide leadership and professional contributions to the Department, Division, School and College.
  • Maintain and pursue additional creditable academic degrees and/or certificates in one's chosen field of professional responsibility.
  • Participate in professional or occupational development.
  • Maintain depth of understanding in the chosen field and contribute to current knowledge of the discipline.
  • Maintain positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration.
  • Encourage community service and involvement.
  • Prepare course outlines, daily plans and associated materials
  • Assist in the development of new courses and in the upgrading of current courses and programs, including competency-based education.
  • Assist new and continuing students in an advisement capacity on courses and programs.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops and participate in committee assignments.
  • Assess and maintain records and grades of student performance.
  • Work with concurrently enrolled students and faculty and develop and maintain articulation agreements with local applied technology centers and universities
  • Assist and advise students in professional and student organizations.
  • Work toward the attainment of credible academic degrees in the nursing field.
  • Maintain regular office hours and be available to provide help for students.
  • Attendance at New Faculty Orientation sessions required.

    Accept other duties as assigned.
    Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
    Minimum Qualifications
    1. Bachelors degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
    2. Currently enrolled in a Masters degree in Nursing program from an accredited college or university.
    3. Three years current nursing practice in a variety of settings.
    4. Four (4) years recent successful full-time paid clinical experience in a healthcare facility or nurse educator experience preferred.
    5. RN currently registered in Utah or eligible for current license in Utah required.
    Preferred Qualifications
    Six (6) years recent successful full-time paid clinical experience in a healthcare facility or nurse educator experience preferred.
    Teaching or extensive clinical experience preferred.
    Masters degree or higher in Nursing preferred.
    Masters degree in Nursing preferred
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    The Faculty in the Division of Nursing is required to maintain professional and collegial relationships with their assigned clinical partners and adhere to all applicable clinical partnership policies and procedures.

    The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

    The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

    Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
    Special Instructions
    Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at time of hire.

    Anticipated Start Date: Fall Semester, August 2023.
    Multiple positions may be filled for the 2023 Fall Semester.

    Priority Review Date: May 22, 2023. All applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the date will be considered as needed.
    Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    1. A faculty appointment is offered on the condition of passing a criminal background check and a drug test through the College. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required.
    2. Faculty in the Nursing program may be required to receive additional immunizations based on clinical facility agreements with partnerships.

    Required Documents
    1. Resume/Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Copy of Transcripts/Certificates/Credentials
    4. Answer supplemental question with the application.

    Reference Letters upon request of the committee.

    Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.

    SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: SLCC Employee Benefits Page.

    SLCC Faculty General Description found Appendix 1 Faculty Compensation and Workload Handbook.

    SLCC Highlights
    Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state. We proudly educate 45,000+ students pursuing degrees in 100+ programs across 8 areas of study, and Utah's fastest growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs consistently welcome SLCC graduates. Every SLCC employee has a hand in transforming students' lives to strengthen its surrounding communities. SLCC employees work at 11 locations across the valley and capital city of Salt Lake with easy access to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, world-class outdoor recreation, sporting events, museums, history, and arts and entertainment.

    Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging HSI, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education.

    FLSA Exempt

    SLCC Information
    Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

    SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS").

    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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  • Preferred Years Of Experience:

    4 Year(s)

    Education Required:

    4 Year Degree - BS

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    Date Posted : 05/01/2023