Faculty - Course Lead
Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. The College boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.
The Faculty role will contribute to the teaching, scholarship and service expectations of the College. The emphasis is on teaching, scholarship productivity, and the continued development of the college’s educational programs. The appointments will vary based upon college need. Course loads will be determined based upon the university guidelines unless other educational/administrative needs as determined by the dean require course load releases.
The key objective of this role is to provide support for adjunct didactic faculty teaching in the pre-licensure nursing program. This will include but not limited to providing support/coaching in use of technology, information and development necessary to secure quality teaching of course content. This includes weekly communication with the appropriate faculty, monitoring timely grading of assessments, identifying appropriate resources and ensuring resources are used efficiently and effectively. Each semester a collaborative meeting will be conducted with faculty to review the course, ensure congruent curriculum mapping, and evaluate instructional activities. Exercise professional judgment in escalation of course issues to Assistant Dean/Director.
- Teach online undergraduate courses within the requisite discipline meeting the required course load requirements.
- Develop and provide instruction that incorporates current teaching methodologies, technologies and other trends that reflect advances in the requisite discipline educational instruction.
- Stimulate class discussions and foster and encourage an online culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity and ethics as well as personal and professional development.
- Provide qualitative, holistic feedback to support the numerical score awarded for assignments.
- Compile administer and grade examinations, complete exam reviews/analysis, assignments, discussion forums and participation meeting prescribed deadlines.
- Incorporate relevant research resources and experiential activities to support course objectives, lectures and learning outcomes.
- Assist students outside of the classroom hours and actively mentor students which may include additional sessions for student success
- Develop and administer forward thinking short- and long-term learning plans for students’ development and growth
- Assess student performance in accordance with University Assessment Practices.
- Assist with curriculum design and development; be a sound advocate for change to programs, curriculum and teaching methodologies/pedagogies.
- Engage regularly in professional development activities
- Participate actively in college or university committees for advancing the overall educational mission of the university.
- Foster and promote diversity and collegiality among faculty, students and staff.
- Provide leadership and mentorship to adjunct faculty; responsible for orientation of adjunct faculty; evaluate teaching effectiveness of adjunct faculty.
- Maintain compliance with all college and University policies and program accreditation/licensure requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree required (MSN), Doctoral preferred.
- 2 years of direct patient care nursing experience in med/surg setting
- Unencumbered, active, and current RN Licensure in Arizona or a compact state required.
- Proficient in English Language
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Ability to use different teaching methods and to transmit information in a manner which is accessible and comprehensible to students
- Strong analytical skills including ability to think synthetically and analytically with the ability to communicate complicated information in a comprehensible manner.
- Understanding of the various methods of adult learning, education deployment/delivery including distance education/online classrooms.
- Strong understanding of curriculum design and development and peer curriculum reviews.
- Strong communications skills and the ability to effectively mentor and guide students.
- A respect for and ability to work with students.
- Ability to navigate Instructional tools, overhead projectors, computer assisted presentations, web based tools such as Loud Cloud.
- Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values based education from a Christian perspective.
- Strong ability to compose written communications (when necessary in AP format) in a manner which ensures collective understanding.
- Strong understanding of student assessment of learning outcomes and how instructional efforts support the learning outcomes.
- Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior congruent with GCU’s pillars and mission with a commitment to Christian ideals and philosophy.
- Participation in and/or support of the university’s programs in all areas including an evident congruence with the philosophy and direction of the institution, and service to the community.
- Demonstrates through example the active support of the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of GCU.
- Ability to develop collaborative and cooperative relationships with committees, colleagues, faculty and administration.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite, databases, and routine office software (email, internet, etc.)
- Must pass pre-employment background investigations which may also include a drug test.
GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
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