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DeVry Education Group Nursing Faculty in Chicago, Illinois

The Instructor is responsible for teaching courses for Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing. This position provides the educational focus of teaching (classroom, clinical and other learning environments) as well as committee work in the nursing programs. Service to the University, community, health system, profession and scholarly activities are integral aspects of this position.

Evidence-Based Teaching/ Learning and Master Instruction

  • Takes responsibility for program outcomes by implementing the College’s philosophy, curriculum and course objectives through classroom, online, clinical teaching, and service to the University, community, health system and profession.

  • Develops curricular/teaching innovations in the annual preparation and revision of all assigned course(s).

  • Assumes responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads.

  • Monitors clinical agencies for appropriateness for student clinical experiences and ability to meet clinical course outcomes.

  • Plans clinical experiences for and provides direct/ indirect supervision and evaluation of nursing students delivering nursing care to an individual or group of individuals.

  • In cooperation with clinical agencies and University departments, provides oversight for clinical preceptors/ mentors for student clinical experiences and coordinates and evaluates those preceptors/ mentors.

  • Provides documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course outcomes.

  • Provides student remediation within assigned courses.

  • Communicates up-to-date information about agency/clinical policies, procedures, and expectations

  • Posts developed clinical assignments consistent with student’s knowledge base, skill competency and learning needs.

Professional Role Model/ Chamberlain University Care

  • Serves as a positive professional role model for students, assisting in their professional/social development.

  • Serves as an informal leader, mentor, and role model for other faculty and staff in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence and general professionalism.

  • Mentors new faculty members.

Commitment to Professional Nursing

  • Participates in professional activities outside the University

Professional Service

  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs and the philosophy of the University.

  • Participates in academic advisement and counseling for an assigned group of students while participating in assessment of potential and real counseling concerns for all students with whom the faculty come into contact.

  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the University.

  • Provides opportunities for student and graduate evaluation of curriculum and teaching and program effectiveness.

  • Provides recommendations to the program leader regarding budgetary needs for the University.

  • A faculty member at the rank of Instructor demonstrates significant leadership within the University by accepting or initiating, as part of the workload, responsibility for activities such as:

  • Chairing or serving on University committees

  • Chairing and/ or serving on work groups that contribute to preparation for accreditation visits

  • Gathering and analyzing data related to course, curriculum and program review to foster continuous quality improvement

  • Serving as course coordinator, course lead or Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Documenting actions taken in faculty and committee meetings as appropriate

Nursing Practice Expertise

  • Demonstrates scholarship through the Scholarship of Teaching, Discovery, Application, or Integration congruent with expectations of assigned rank.

  • Demonstrates a practice of scholarly teaching characterized by keeping course materials and content current, applying principles of evidence based teaching, participating in and welcoming peer review of teaching, and reflection on one’s own teaching.

Completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Graduate:

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Professional nurse licensure required

  • Please see state-specific addendum for any additional requirements that may be needed to teach within your designated specialty (link to Online Faculty Licensure Requirements Document).

  • Maintain current regulatory and practice credentials, when appropriate, based on assignment

  • Excellent communication skills along with a high level of initiative and prudent judgment

  • For those working within the clinical setting, additional compliance requirements are needed and those requirements are located in the faculty compliance packet.

*Education and experience must align with regulations in the state. Complies with the rules and regulations of state authorization agencies, which may include the higher education board and/or licensing board in multiple states.

Teaching Requirements

    • Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience working in a clinical setting
    • Experientially prepared to teach assigned courses

Scholarship Requirements: Demonstrates scholarship congruent with the level of rank.

Activities that would be considered as scholarship have three characteristics. Scholarship must be: 1) made public, 2) open to critical review and evaluation by knowledgeable peers and 3) accessible for exchange and use by others.

The Instructor Faculty member is required to demonstrate at least one example within one of the four following focus areas of professional development and scholarship (detailed examples of each rank are outlined in the faculty handbook for reference).

  • Scholarship of Discovery

  • Scholarship of Integration

  • Scholarship of Practice/Application

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is an accredited institution comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master in Public Health degree program. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.

Chamberlain University continues to raise the standard of nursing and healthcare education as well as advance healthcare outcomes in communities across the country and around the world. Chamberlain University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States

Req Number: 2019-111169

Institution: Chamberlain College of Nursing

FLSA U.S./Global Status: U.S. - Exempt

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