Nursing College Assistant Professor, Las Cruces

New Mexico State University

United States

October 31, 2021

Description

Department Contact Department Contact Name Ana Mcpherson

Department Contact Title Nursing Program Specialist, Sr. Department Contact Phone 5756463813 Department Contact Email ana07@nmsu.edu

Posting Details Requisition Number 2100129F

Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants General Information of Campus and Unit

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city's landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Position Number 716548 Position Job Title Nursing College Assistant Professor, Las Cruces Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Summary

The faculty in this position will teach in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the NMSU-Las Cruces campus. During the first year, responsibilities will entail clinical teaching in the lab as well as hospital and/or community health settings. In subsequent years there may be opportunities for didactic and simulation teaching, although clinical teaching will always be required. Teaching assignments are determined by the Associate Director for the Undergraduate Program. In addition to teaching, college-track faculty participate in course and curriculum evaluation, serve on departmental committees and participate in other departmental and university activities. Applicants should be able to communicate effectively with students, staff and other faculty members, utilize medical and nursing equipment relevant to area(s) of nursing practices, use computer and classroom technologies. Competency in nursing education and pedagogy, and knowledge of current nursing education issues and trends is an asset.

  • Plans, designs, and provides clinical and/or laboratory instruction which reflect an understanding of the program's objectives and curriculum (12 credits of teaching per semester).
  • Evaluates student achievement of curricular and course objectives and learning outcomes related to nursing knowledge and practice.
  • Participates in advising and guidance of the students.
  • Hold office hours for the purpose of meeting with students to provide individual instruction, guidance and remediation.
  • Assists in curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Assists in the development, evaluation, and revision of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the policies of the institution.
  • Contributes to program, department, and college activities and initiatives including participating in program and department faculty meetings and serving on committees and participating in university functions.
  • Participates in graduation ceremonies.
  • Participates in faculty recruitment and interview activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Associate Director for the Undergraduate program and School of Nursing Director.
  • Required Qualifications

    1. Master's degree in Nursing at the time of hire (Master's or doctoral degree students who are graduating in December 2021 should include a statement about their graduation date in their cover letter)

    2. Three years of full-time professional nursing clinical experience

    3. Current New Mexico RN or APRN license, Nursing Licensure Compact state RN license, or eligible for New Mexico RN or APRN licensure

    4. In good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    5. Current CPR/BLS for Healthcare Provider certification.

    Preferred Qualifications (optional) Special Requirements of the Position Special Instructions to Applicants

    Upload copy of nursing license under “other documents”

    Campus/Work Site Appointment Status Regular, Full-time Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0 Appointment Base Academic Posting Date 09/15/2021 Closing Date 10/31/2021 Target Salary Rate Commensurate with education and experience Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding Yes Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Where did you become aware of this position opening?
  • NMSU Website
  • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • New Mexico Department of Labor
  • Other (If other please answer next question)
  • If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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