Assistant Professor for Nursing - ABSN (27695)

Goodwin College

United States

July 17, 2021


Job Details

Job Location

East Hartford, CT - East Hartford, CT

Position Type

Full Time


Full-time faculty members at Goodwin University are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. They teach 12-15 credits hours per semester; serve on university committees; develop and maintain curriculum; stay current in their disciplines; stay current with pedagogy and teaching methodology; participate in on and off­ campus staff development activities; and participate in university and community service.


At a minimum, the essential functions of the instructor are to:

  • Teach courses online or on campus as needed each semester
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses in the day, evening, or on weekends as assigned
  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Post and maintain a minimum of 6 office hours/week on campus for student consultations. Submit office hours to the department chair at the beginning of each semester and post hours on the syllabus.
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, class requirements, and evaluation procedures
  • Convey university-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by university officials
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records for the first two weeks of each semester
  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other university evaluations in accordance with university policy
  • Submit grades, incompletes, one to one documentation, and change of grade forms to the Registrar's Office when appropriate
  • Recommend textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Program Directors or Chief Nurse Administrator (CNA)
  • Attend departmental meetings and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program goals and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations to the Program Director (CNA) concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and processes related to improving student outcomes
  • Make use of available university online resources (Canvas, website, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, Instructional Policy Manual, etc.)
  • Incorporate instructional technologies in instructional delivery
  • Study and utilize students' learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction
  • Attend and participate in all Community Day events at the university
  • Submit required reports to the appropriate university personnel
  • Attend all faculty meetings, university assemblies, professional development, orientation, graduation, alumni activities, admission events and other meetings as called by an administrator of the university
  • Serve on and provide information to university committees as needed and requested
  • Become thoroughly familiar with all university policies and procedures and comply with all university policies and procedures
  • Adhere to the expectations for online teaching as defined by the Department of Online Studies
  • Support a multicultural environment and embrace the university's rich diversity
  • Become actively involved in the co-curricular activities of the university
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and
  • learning
  • Promote and maintain a healthy and safe educational and work environment, free from harassment and discrimination
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Director (CNA)
  • Qualifications


  • Terminal degree preferred but not required (DNP; DNS; PhD; EdD;). If the terminal degree is not in Nursing, candidate must have a Master's Degree in Nursing
  • RN License required
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level required
  • Program/ Curriculum development experience preferred
  • Online teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in specific field of study
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Dedication to excellence in teaching and committed to high academic and professional standards
  • Effective communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise individual initiative, independent action, and sound judgment
  • (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)