Who we are: Samuel Merritt University graduates improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for all members of our communities. We have spent more than a century preparing outstanding healthcare professionals through immersive learning and community engagement, and are deeply committed to transforming healthcare through diversity and inclusion. At the School of Nursing, we are at the forefront of educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples. Our mission is to prepare highly skilled nurse clinicians and nurse leaders who promote health and well-being across diverse populations and communities, recognize the importance of Social Determinants of Health, and practice with compassion, kindness, and respect.
Join a team of dedicated educators: Our faculty are known for their passion for growing the nursing profession. With this passion, we strive to awaken curiosity in our students and instill lifelong learning. Congruent with our values, we work hard to inspire service and leadership in our students and in our surrounding communities. For this reason, the role of faculty is vitally important because of their unmatched position to shape the professional and personal development of graduates. Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.
Position Summary: The adjunct faculty member teaching an online MSN course is accountable to the Lead faculty for the course. The adjunct faculty member teaching in an online format is responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and for implementing the course policies as identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.
Major Areas of responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Prepares and conducts effective classroom/hybrid/online learning activities congruent with the course objectives
- Plans learning experiences that are appropriate to the level of the student
- Organizes and maintains the Canvas course
- Responds to student electronic and telephone communications within 48 hours
- Prepares and reviews written examinations, papers, and student projects and evaluates learner performance in the classroom
- Meets with students as requested outside of class to provide learning support
- Submits attendance at the start of course
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
Education & Experience
- RN License or NP License may be required dependent upon course content
- Masters in Nursing, or related field is required
- Demonstrated current competence in theory area
- Effective leadership and communication skills
- Past experience in teaching online preferred
- Proficient with technology as identified below
- Participates in meetings related to the course
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.