Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a full-time Clinical Nursing Instructor position to begin August 1, 2021.
Nursing faculty participate in curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation activities as well as instruction in the classroom, clinical, laboratory, and simulation arena. Nursing faculty are expected to teach across nursing curricula and actively engage in the nursing department’s governance structure, accreditation activities, and adhere to college and departmental policies. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the ability to provide care across the lifespan. Faculty are also expected to comply with relevant and required training and other requirements to maintain a license, certifications, clinical facility access, etc.
· Must hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina or a Compact state, a master’s degree in nursing, a current BLS certificate (HCP), and have two calendar years before employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice.
· Before or within the first three years of employment, must have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to the assignment. This preparation may be demonstrated by one of the following:
o Completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses;
o Completion of a certificate program in nursing education;
o Nine semester hours of graduate course work; or
o National certification in nursing education.
o One-year prior teaching in nursing education at the bachelor’s degree level or above is preferred.
The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Nursing Clinical Search.” Include a letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)
Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences according to our mission “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The College, which is more than 140 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a community atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.
The College’s mission and vision statements may be found on our website https://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/about/mission-vision-2/.
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About Belmont Abbey College
Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.