Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
The idealcandidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching and promoting success among adiverse student population. Faculty members are responsible fordeveloping educational and evaluation materials consistent with the philosophyand framework of the program, MassBay Community College, Board of Registrationin Nursing (BORN) and Accreditation Commission for Education inNursing (ACEN) requirements. The faculty member is responsible for maintaining acurrent Massachusetts Registered Nursing license and expertise in their nursingspecialty.
This person will effectively work withregulatory policies, accreditation standards and College/Union requirements forthe effective management of the Practical Nursing program.
Underthe direction of the Assistant Dean of Nursing, the Program Chair will work closely with program faculty to ensurethe program curriculum is in accordance with college, state, and nationalaccreditation criteria and policies. They will coordinate all programactivities supporting student success measures of completion, placement, andlicensure. These activities include student and program outcomes development,budget development and management, continuous quality improvement activities,curriculum development and review, and maintaining student records. Primaryresponsibilities include participation in classroom instruction and thedevelopment of and evaluation of courses across the Practical Nursingcurricula; supervision of students in the clinical, laboratory and simulationsettings; and academic advising.
Thisperson will adhere to faculty and program chair responsibilities in accordancewith regulations set forth by the MassachusettsBoard of Registration in Nursing (MABORN), and standards set forth by theAccreditation Commission of Nursing Education (ACEN) standards.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
The list includes but is notlimited to the following:
- Prepare syllabi and course materials, including writing, vetting, evaluating and participating in item analysis;
- Assign, supervise, and evaluate students in the clinical setting. Plan clinical experiences for, provide supervision of, and appropriately evaluate and document student delivery of safe nursing care to an individual or group of individuals;
- Actively participate in the development and implementation of a written systematic plan of evaluation of all components of the nursing program, including the assessment of graduate student learning outcomes and nursing competencies;
- Actively participate in the assessment of course and program learning outcomes (student achievement) in accordance with MA BORN and ACEN standards;
- Collaborate with faculty to collect, analyze, and utilize appropriate data to evaluate and revise course and program student learning outcomes;
- Collaborate with faculty to develop/revise curricula based upon evidence (curriculum plan);
- Collaborate with faculty to develop and revise program policies that are consistent with parent institution with differences justified based on program goals;
- Collaborate with faculty to determine suitable and comprehensive instructional material, textbooks, clinical sites, and library acquisitions and other learning resources;
- Demonstrate proficiency in technological skills in classroom and clinical settings (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, online learning platform/Blackboard, electronic health records) and the ability to use technology effectively to communicate with students and colleagues and to enhance classroom learning as appropriate;
- Engage in professional development activities to maintain excellence and expertise in classroom/clinical/simulation teaching and the discipline of nursing;
- Practice cultural competence;
- Carry out other related duties as assigned.
Key Responsibilitiesand Duties - Department Chair
Each semester the Department Chair will undertake responsibilities and duties commensurate with those stated in Article 20.06 of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. (https://mccc-union.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/69/2020/05/MCCC_BHE_Day_Contract_2018-2021-final.pdf)
The department chair (program) may be responsible for thefollowing duties:
- Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new instructional staff;
- Advise on the instructional competency of all applicants for vacantpositions within the program after consultation with members of the programunit;
- Submit the preferred subject matter preparation and class schedule of unitmembers within the department chair's program consistent with Article XII;
- Supervise the development of instructional materials and assist inconducting research on the effectiveness of the instructional programconsistent with the philosophy and objectives of the College, the requirementsof external and/or regulatory agencies and Article VII of this Agreement;
- Instruct courses or portions thereof within the program as appropriate;
- Assist in the implementation of the following evaluation processes ascontained in Article XIII:
- The process of evaluation of course materials.
- The process for classroom observation in a clinical or laboratory-likesetting wherein the student is developing a variety of occupational and/or pre-professional skills fundamental to the students' performance aftercompletion of designated programs. The Department Chair (program) shall notimplement the process for evaluation by students nor the process for classroomobservation where didactic instruction is involved.
- Encourage faculty to develop new methods of instruction;
- Develop and prepare for submission all reports and accreditation materialsrequired by governing or accrediting agencies;
- Participate in the formulation of the program's budget and administer itwithin the prescribed limits established by the College;
- Evaluate and make recommendations for any employees not in thefaculty/professional staff unit assigned to the department chair's programarea;
- Cooperate with the President of the College or the President's designee inthe development, dissemination and implementation of Board of Higher Education/College policy, regulations and procedures;
- Meet with the Advisory Committees which support or influence theinstructional program in cooperation with the department chair's supervisor.Establish liaison and cooperation with external agencies essential to the implementationof the program particularly where use of external facilities or resourcepersonnel is required;
- Cooperate and facilitate cooperation with other program areas and/ordepartments, learning resources, student services and administrative serviceswithin the College;
- The designated administrator shall implement all evaluation processes forthe department chairperson and the coordinator, if said coordinator does notreport to a department chair. If the coordinator reports to a department chair,the process for the evaluation of course materials shall be performed by thedepartment chair;
- Other duties may be assigned if specifically contained in a job descriptionand such duties are consistent with the needs of the College and the provisionsof this Article;
- The department chair (program) shall be responsible for the totalimplementation of a college program and/or curriculum defined as a series ofdiverse courses usually leading to a certificate of associate degree and whichrequire multiple faculty in order to provide core courses and where accreditation,licensure or other external governing agencies require a member defined withinthe unit to perform supervisory functions for approval, maintenance or continuanceof the program
Commitment to Equity:
- Support MassBay's commitment to the Equity Agenda;
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on the College's strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
- Support MassBay's commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
- Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity and inclusion;
- Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
- Hold a current unencumbered Massachusetts RN License, or able to obtain;
- Possess an earned master's degree in Nursing (MSN);
- Possess a minimum of three years full-time experience in nursing, or its equivalent, within the last five years;
- Previous academic teaching experience in the college setting and/or clinical teaching experience;
- Must maintain expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities;
- Must maintain current health and immunizations for clinical clearance;
- Must maintain Health Care Provider CPR level appropriate to teaching responsibilities;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level.
- Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
- Experience working in a diverse environment;
- Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
- Experience with nursing program accreditation;
- Experience working with the State Board of Nursing;
- Evidence of demonstrated leadership in a diverse, collaborative, and innovative setting with community college experience.
Salary Range: Salary Range: $68,000 - $70,000, inaccordance with one's education andexperience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classificationcompensation structure.
As a Massachusetts State Employee, youare offered an outstanding suite of benefits adding value to your salary.
- Array of choices for health insurance plans to meet individual/ family needs
- Affordable Dental Insurance and vision discount program
- 12 paid State/ Federal holidays
- Generous sick, and personal time
- Telework option depending on the role/department
- Flexible Spending Plans to reduce your taxable income
- Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan, providing a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement
- Thinking to save more money towards retirement: consider Deferred Compensation plans i.e., 457(b) or 403(b).
- Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
- Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
- Free gym and parking on campus
- Need more info: https://www.massbay.edu/employment/benefits
Position Type: MCCC-Faculty
Application Deadline: April 3, 2023, or thereafter until filled.
To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, email@example.com, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.