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Nursing Lecturer

Employer
Sul Ross State University
Location
Alpine, TX
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Sector
Nursing
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Title:
Nursing Lecturer
Location:
Alpine
Department:
Health Sciences
Posting Date:
08/29/2023
Until Filled:
Yes
Salary:
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Required:
Masters Degree in Nursing. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas or State of residence, and evidence of having met faculty criteria designated by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Preferred:
PhD In Nursing or Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) or other related doctorate.
Primary Responsibilities:
Nursing faculty members are professional nurses who have the responsibility of providing quality education for nursing students attending SRSU BSN Program. They are appointed in full-time or part-time roles. Full-time faculty are expected to meet all expectations with an emphasis on teaching.

The majority of faculty are part-time and are hired to teach either specific courses or content and/ or provide clinical supervision in their area of specialization and experience. Part-Time faculty are expected to focus on teaching and ate not required to participate in scholarship or tenure expectations. Both full-time and part-time faculty are expected to participate in faculty governance, curriculum development, and evaluation.

Roles and Responsibilities
Maintains current knowledge in area of expertise.
Provides direct supervision & clinical guidance to assigned students
Demonstrates competency in content area and in development, presentation, and evaluation of instruction.
Demonstrates clinical expertise and maintains safety principles in designated teaching area.
Participates with administrators and other faculty members in departmental matters such as curriculum development, textbook selection, and other appropriate organizational interests through faculty and committee meetings.
Particiates as a contributor in curriculum delivery, development and evaluation.
Assists students to lead and participate in debriefing sessions.
Develops instructional materials following syllabus guidelines.
Satisfies expected teaching responsibilities for assigned courses utilizing appropriate technology and evaluation of the teaching-learning process in the classroom, skills and simulation laboratories, and clinical setting, including collaboration and guidance with the preceptors as required.
Maintains and certifies class rosters, grade books, and submissions of final grades by official deadlines.
Follows specific guidelines for supervising students and preceptors in the clinical areas as appropriate.
Evaluates student performance in a reasonable manner according to program guidelines.
Applies and communicates in writing effective and equitable procedures in measuring student performance.
Seeks to establish rapport with students.
Creates an environment conducive to learning
Stimulates student thinking and exposes students to a wide variety of viewpoints.
Seeks and utilizes creative methods to present substantive course content.
Is punctual and dependable.
Is readily and reasonably available for student conference and counseling.
Is reasonably available to students through email, telephone, and/or office hours.
Is reasonable sensitive to individual student needs.
Maintains appropriate professional demeanor in teaching situations.
Establishes and supports ongoing relationships with the community to initiate new affiliating agencies and to assume responsiveness to the rural health needs of the community.

Scholarly/Artistic Endeavor
Utilizes opportunities to participate in research, writing, and publication, and presentations to represent the profession of nursing and the University.
Meets the same requirements for professional. experiential, and scholarly preparation as their full-time counterparts teaching in the same discipline.

Professional Growth Activities
Maintains membership and contributions to applicable professional organizations.
Maintains and updates current knowledge in area of expertise.
Utilizes resources within and outside the University to expand knowledge.
Seeks appropriate learning resources, conferences and experiences to enhance nursing knowledge and skill.
Participates in self-evaluation and formal evaluation by the BSN Program Director yearly.
Encourages a culture of learning that values lifelong learning, ethics, respect for others and personal and professional development.
Willingly facilitates and benefits from evaluation.

Activities supportive of the Program/University
Upholds the mission and goals of SRSU and the BSN Program
Works within the philosophical and conceptual framework of the BSN Program
Maintains the concept of a strong, collegial bond with all faculty members.
Complies with policies and procedures outlined in the SRSU BSN Faculty Handbook.
Participates in the student admissions, progress, and retention process.
Contributes to and promotes the stature and well being of the BSN Program and SRSU
Participates in activities commensurate with accreditation process.
Exercises reasonable care of University facilities, equipment, and supplies.
Utilizes available opportunities to recruit future nursing students.
Other Information:
Qualifications:
Maintains current knowledge and clinical expertise in subject area of teaching responsibility.
Meets same requirements for professional, experiential, and scholarly expectations as their full-time counterparts teaching in the same discipline.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at https://srinfo.sulross.edu/udps/The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing stulife@sulross.edu
About SRSU:
Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours' driving distance from Alpine.
See http://www.sulross.edu

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