Who we are: Samuel Merritt University graduates improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for all members of our communities. We have spent more than a century preparing outstanding healthcare professionals through immersive learning and community engagement, and are deeply committed to transforming healthcare through diversity and inclusion. At the School of Nursing, we are at the forefront of educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples. Our mission is to prepare highly skilled nurse clinicians and nurse leaders who promote health and well-being across diverse populations and communities, recognize the importance of Social Determinants of Health, and practice with compassion, kindness, and respect.
Join a team of dedicated educators: Our faculty are known for their passion for growing the nursing vocation. With this passion, we strive to awaken curiosity in our students and instill lifelong learning. Congruent with our values, we work hard to inspire service and leadership in our students and in our surrounding communities. For this reason, the role of faculty is vitally important because of their unmatched position to shape the professional and personal development of graduates. Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.
There are adjunct faculty (Theory) opportunities available for the Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco Peninsula campuses.
Major Areas of responsibilities include but not limited to:
Completes the required orientation for adjunct faculty
Creates a dynamic, learner-centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population based on educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices
Apprises students of their progress in the course at the mid-term point, as defined in the syllabus, and for those who are not meeting expectations, establishes a mutual learning plan to achieve stated goals
Notifies the program director/chair (and course manager if relevant) of at-risk students as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter
Completes final evaluation of student performance and submits student grades on time
Participates in program and course faculty meetings as needed
Meets with program faculty to review the course and make recommendations for improvements
Refers students to appropriate learning and support resources.
Prepares and conducts effective classroom/hybrid/online learning activities congruent with the course objectives
Plans learning experiences that are appropriate to the level of the student
Organizes and maintains the Canvas course
Responds to student electronic and telephone communications within 48 hours
Prepares and reviews written examinations, papers, and student projects and evaluates learner performance in the classroom
Meets with students as requested outside of class to provide learning support
Submits attendance at the start of course
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
Education & Experience
Masters and/or doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning required.
Experience teaching diverse students at the baccalaureate or higher degree level, preferred
Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience
Demonstrated current competence in theory area at the level of the student being taught
Experience working with leadership in healthcare and academic institutions and community organizations, preferred
Function effectively as a member of a team and independently
Communicate using email, word documents, and web-based programs
Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone
Receive detailed information through verbal and written communication
Read and write clearly
Model appropriate ethical and professional behaviors
Embrace mission, vision, and values of the program, school of nursing, and university
Have a clear vision for aligning safety and quality with student learning activities
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.
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