College Instructor or College Assistant Professor Allied Health

New Mexico (US)
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

New Mexico State University Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is a comprehensive community college located in the foothills, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains. This vantage point overlooks the City of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. The service area of the school includes Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), White Sands Missile Range, and stretches beyond the view to include the Mescalero Apache Reservation and approximately twenty villages and towns. Much of the south central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of the campus. NMSU-A is a two year community college campus accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the needs of the community and its diverse student population.

The Allied Health faculty instructor position is a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month college-track faculty position within the Career & Technology Division. The faculty member reports to the Director of Allied Health and to the Division Head for Career & Technology. The faculty member’s responsibilities include: providing instruction, use of a learning management system (currently Canvas), teaching skills laboratories, arranging and monitoring clinical setting partnerships. The instruction provided must be compliant with New Mexico regulations and industry best practices, where applicable. The faculty member is responsible for developing strong partnerships with appropriate community stake holders in support of new course development and college improvement. This individual promotes NMSU–Alamogordo’s mission by providing quality learning opportunities within the diverse service area.
• Position responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals.
• Participate in educational planning.
• Evaluate allied health courses and student performance.
• Motivate and advise students.
• Participate in the preparation of class schedules, selection of textbooks, writing syllabi, course-level and program assessment and curricular changes.
• Provide 15-credit hours of instruction per fall and spring semesters. Courses, labs, clinical and community activities may be scheduled weekdays, evenings, weekends, and/or multiple locations, online and hybrid formats, depending upon institutional needs. The potential exists for summer and overload instruction at additional compensation.
• Participate as a member or chair on various committees.
• Identify and communicate the need for supplies and equipment to meet program needs and goals.
• Participate in professional development activities.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s).

• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
• Minimum of 2-years of nursing experience.
• Minimum of 1-year college-level teaching or healthcare industry teaching/training experience.
• Current United States registered nurse license in good standing. Must obtain New Mexico State registered nurse licensure prior to August 18, 2019 (employment start date).
• Ability to teach online and hybrid courses.
• Ability to work with a diverse student population.
• Understanding of the community college mission and philosophy.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Experience with healthcare theory, practice, and direct patient care.
• Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

• Additional certifications in a specialty area, e.g. Phlebotomy, Certified Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, EKG Technician or Medical Assistant.
• 3-years of nursing experience in an area of specialty, acute care, or long-term care, or a medical office setting.
• Experience with online instruction and Quality Matters.
• Experience with course-level and program assessment.