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2 Jun 2022

Full-Time ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Nursing

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Nursing

Job ID: 11212

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:

About The College

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.

https://www.lwtech.edu/about/our-story/mission/

JOB SUMMARY:

We are looking to hire a full-time Annual Renewable with the possibility of converting to Tenure Track faculty member based on experience. It offers the opportunity to train and prepare students to enter the nursing profession. Faculty also assist in evaluating and modifying courses when necessary to meet the needs of the changes in industry. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Nursing Programs.

The faculty position will teach nursing theory and supervise students in off-campus clinical laboratory experiences for Pediatrics and or/ medical surgical in acute care, long term care facilities, or in community agencies. The teaching assignments will vary to reflect changes in staffing and enrollment and will include team teaching and sharing responsibility for a class. A portion of the clinical teaching may occur in late afternoon, weekend or evening hours and/or at off-campus locations. In addition to teaching, this position involves advising students, assisting with test construction, developing programs and curricula and participating in college governance, department/division and campus-related professional activities.

Essential Functions:

• Plan and develop a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to the Nursing program’s goals including appropriate general education requirements for degrees and certificate

• Teach a variety of Nursing courses, including related preparation and grading

• Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments

• Provide individual academic/professional-technical guidance and advising to students

• Develop and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; and model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in Nursing fields

• Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity, equity and inclusion

• Develop classroom and laboratory procedures, including safety, in accordance with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures

• Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements

• Evaluate student achievement in terms of curricular objectives as related to Nursing knowledge and practice

• Follow disciplinary procedures, as prescribed in college policy, and deal consistently a fairly with all students

• Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students Participate in self-improvement activities and staff development in the assigned instructional area and technical field

• Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of their area, including Nursing competency in areas of responsibility and current clinical competency, and relate specific applications to industry

• Develop and maintain industry and/or community support for nursing programs by attending craft and advisory committee meetings and maintaining contact with industry for co-op job placement and follow-up activities

• Work with college counselors, special needs faculty, and academic faculty to identify general education learning needs for students in order to meet those needs

• Assist in developing, expanding, revising, and updating effective program materials and department goals; evaluate and review program for requirements for outcomes assessments, state and national accreditation

• Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other duties as assigned

• Maintain regular office hours

• Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes

• Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities

• Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee

• Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement

• Perform other professional activities as approved by the director and dean

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to organize tasks and space

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills

• Basic knowledge of computer programming and software, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff

• Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and clinical nomenclature

• Ability to work independently, problem-solve and make decisions effectively

• Ability to work well as a member of a team in demanding college environment

Successful applicant will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate

• Equitably teach students of diverse cultural, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds

• Effectively teach and impart excitement and enthusiasm in teaching courses

• Utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success

• Function as a team player

• Work successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds

• Demonstrate excellent oral, written and listening communication skills

• Provide excellent internal and external customer service

• Mentor students, maintain office files, records and complete reports as required

• Collaborate successfully with colleagues, staff and students as part of an educational team

• Display strong organizational and analytical skills

• Exhibit reliability and integrity in maintaining assigned work schedules and completing assigned tasks using sound judgment

• Follow campus regulations, local, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances

• Appropriately incorporate the use of computer information technology in the delivery of services

• Establish and maintain effective working relationship

Diversity Statement

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university required

• Current license or ability to acquire a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington State

• Recent medical/surgical or specialty nursing clinical experience preferred

• Hold or be eligible to obtain a professional-technical certificate to teach in the technical area; valid CPR/First Aid/AHA BLS certificate required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience in nursing education

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Compensation

Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. This positions ranges from $90,000-$105,000 per year; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Working hours are usually Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, with some evening advising and other flexible hours as needed. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues at 1 day effective upon employment. We also offer 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, faculty employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/

Application Requirements

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Teaching Philosophy Statement

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement and responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or documentation of eligibility for a reasonable accommodation under a religious or medical exemption

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time

Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual

papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment

Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 50 pounds

Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and

speak in person

Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent

contact with co-workers, as well as the public

Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer

screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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