Instructor, Nursing

Des Moines Area Community College

United States

December 5, 2021


Position Details Job Title Instructor, Nursing

Campus Ankeny Campus Job Number 22-F11 Employment Date Spring Semester 2022 Job Category Faculty Positions Application & Position Contact Information

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or for information concerning the application process. Natalia Thilges at 515-964-6485 or for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information

Per Faculty Salary Schedule

Job Summary

Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Assignment may include evening or off-campus teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning.

Essential Functions

Teaches assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi. Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students. Fosters a safe and civil learning environment. Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials. Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies. Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations. Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required. Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom. Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment. Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed. Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students. Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

Required Qualifications

Master's or Doctorate degree with a major in Nursing. 3 years clinical work experience related to teaching assignment. BCLS certification. Iowa RN license or ability to obtain prior to start of employment. Ability to function effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning. Experience in curriculum development and learning assessment.

Physical Requirements

Constant: • Sit Frequent: • Stand Occasional: • Lift Knuckle to Waist 20 lbs • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs • Carry 20 lbs • Push/pull horizontal < 20 lbs • Push/pull vertical < 5 lbs up to 84 in • Lateral Pinch • Forward & Overhead Reach • Crouch • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation • Fine Motor Coordination • Hand & Foot Coordination • Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category Light Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test N/A Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, day hours, may include evening or off-campus teaching. 9 month per year position.

Posting Date 11/18/2021 Deadline for Submitting Applications 12/05/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant's name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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Nondiscrimination Statement:

Nondiscrimination Statement:

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost's office, the Academic Deans' office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Why are you interested in this position and why should we consider you a leading candidate?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your teaching strengths, weaknesses, and style.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Write a brief statement on your philosophy of the function of a comprehensive community college.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What do you consider to be the two most significant issues facing community colleges today?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you learn about this job opening?
  • DMACC Employee Referral
  • Friend/Relative
  • HigherEdJobs
  • CareerBuilder
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • LinkedIn
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • DMACC Website
  • DMACC Applicant Job Alert Email
  • Other
  • Have you completed the DMACC Employment Application (all personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions)?
  • Yes
  • No (If no, please return to the application and complete all additional information.)
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript 2
  • Transcript 3
  • Other