Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Nursing (Mental Health)

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, RI

ID: 7075530
Posted: February 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About CCRI
The Community College of Rhode Island is the states only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

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Job Summary
The Assistant Professor will hold a faculty appointment and have administrative, academic, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Nursing Department and the Community College of Rhode Island. This individual will demonstrate competence in teaching and development of curriculum as well as clinical competence in the area of Mental Health Nursing.

Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment, with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life-experiences.

Student Focus:
• Demonstrate commitment to providing academic support to all students
• Ensure student awareness of available resources that support learning and success within the institution
• Facilitate engagement and academic success by incorporating student advising, counseling and remediation as needed
Instructional and Communication Skills:
• Facilitate learning in the classroom , laboratory, simulation and clinical
• Contribute to a dynamic teaching/learning environment requiring adaptability, creativity, and teamwork.
• Use innovative instructional strategies that support student success and recognize diverse learning styles.
• Use technology to enhance instruction and communicate effectively with the campus community
• Apply strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.

Accreditation; Curriculum and Program Development:
• Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise the curriculum including assessment
• Contribute to the development and revision of the curriculum
• Participate in assuring compliance with standards established by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Rhode Island Department of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

Departmental & College Support:
• Participate in College activities,
• Participate in Department activities including course, committee and faculty meetings to ensure coordination of didactic instruction and clinical experience; and policy development.
• Be willing to travel and teach at multi-campus locations as required by department needs.
• Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Nursing, required.
• Unencumbered Active license (or eligible for licensure) as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island, required.
• The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in the nursing field that included mental health nursing experience, required.
• Current nursing experience within the past 5 years, required.
• Current CPR for healthcare providers AHA certification, required.

Competencies and Desired Qualifications
The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:

• Current acute care experience.
• Experience in classroom and/or clinical instruction, preferably in a nursing program.
• Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and counseling skills.
• Experience, by education or employment, with curriculum design and evaluation, as well as student assessment.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic teaching/learning environment requiring flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork


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