Website Whatcom Community College

Job Type: Full-time Faculty
Department: Academic Resources & Health Professions
Job Number: 00388
Closing: Continuous
Whatcom Community College (WCC) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Nursing instructor position beginning in Spring 2021 (April 2021), funded by HB 2158. The position may convert to tenure track status in the future, dependent on the continuation of funding and enrollment demand. The College is seeking dynamic individuals interested in developing and engaging students through the use and implementation of innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching methods, including the application of technology, both inside and outside the classroom. The College seeks faculty who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding.  Nursing faculty teach an equivalent of 12 credits per quarter in a team-taught environment for the classroom, nursing laboratory, and clinical learning, and contributes to the college through committee service and program leadership and development. WCC’s nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and graduates of the program boast nearly perfect National Council Licensing Examination – RN (NCLEX-RN) first attempt pass rates and job placement rates.The successful candidate will be expected to teach required courses including classroom, clinical, and lab experiences that prepare students for entry into the nursing profession as novice registered nurses; to collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of the nursing program at the college; participate in program development and maintenance to meet state and accreditation organization requirements; to remain current in the field and adapt courses to meet changing registered nurse job skills and qualification requirements; to develop and maintain contacts and knowledge of health care facilities and organizations in the community; to identify and contribute to activities that promote student development such as student clubs and/or other student volunteer activities; and perform other duties as assigned.

Faculty at Whatcom: 
Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the College, as well as personal growth. This position supports all four of the College’s four core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness.

Qualifications, Salary, and AppointmentMinimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and accredited nursing education program.  OR Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and accredited nursing education program with a Master’s degree in a Health or Education related field from an accredited institution.
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Washington or the ability to obtain a license upon hire.
  • Able to pass background checks and drug screens required of nursing faculty.
  • Able to provide documentation meeting immunization requirements.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification or the ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Current, relevant clinical experience to support student learning.

  Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • In-depth understanding of nursing theory as well as practical application.
  • Experience teaching Nursing in a higher education setting using a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Experience with team-centered workgroups.
  • Experience with nursing simulation in an educational or clinical setting.
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessing learning outcomes.
  • Experience in nursing education program accreditation.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Cultural competence and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Current content knowledge in the program or discipline.
  • A commitment to student-centered, inclusive pedagogy.
  • Creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills in both oral and written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with students and colleagues, contributing to a collegial, collaborative and positive environment.
  • Skills and confidence with learning and implementing technology, clinical equipment, and computer software related to simulation, Microsoft Office suite, and others.
  • A commitment to WCC’s vision as “an innovative college, engaged with our diverse and changing communities.”

 Salary and Appointment: 

  • The 2020-21 Master’s degree 9-month salary begins at $57,091, with additional degrees and experience factored in based on the faculty negotiated Agreement. WCC full-time nursing faculty also receive an additional stipend of $16,500 over the course of the 9-month contract, resulting from HB 2158 funding.

Benefit Package: 

  • The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan.

* Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:

  • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.

Start Date:

  • Spring quarter of 2021.

Application Due Date:

  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicant

A completed application consists of an online application and:

  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
  • Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1-page max).  

*Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan goal to close equity gaps in degree and certificate completion for all student populations.  Describe a time in which you contributed to closing equity gaps for an underserved population.

  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to the official start date.
  • List of five recent professional references with contact information.

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