Health Outreach and Nursing Faculty (Maryland and Virginia) - American Public University System in Virtual Online

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American Public University System

Virtual, Online

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Synopsis of Role:

Outreach initiatives include developing, maintaining, and expanding strategic relationships to increase an awareness of APUS’s School of Health Sciences programs, as well as programs within the university. Identifies target markets and implements innovative strategies in partnership with the Assistant Dean, Health Programs and Outreach. Collaboration with the Military and Community College Outreach Team and the Marketing Team is critical for optimizing resources and achieving designated outcomes. This position supports student enrollment through the establishment of partnerships with healthcare providers and community college educators.

In addition, the position will include teaching responsibilities. Faculty members are first and foremost educators and play a critical role in curriculum development within the program. They provide the resources for a quality learning experience for students by ensuring coherence in the discipline, rigor in the content, and relevance and currency to the practice. Faculty members contribute to a range of activities that support student learning outcomes, program quality, and discipline integrity, all of which focus on student learning and retention.

Academic Responsibilities and Essential Functions: 

Outreach – School of Health Sciences

  • Participate in outreach activities as directed by Assistant Dean, Health Programs & Outreach.
  • Establish relationships with health care providers to promote formal partnerships.
  • Dialogue with community college educators to increase awareness of all School of Health Sciences academic programs.
  • Implement strategic initiatives to promote awareness and enrollment in existing and newly established programs in the School of Health Sciences.
  • Promote APUS School of Health Sciences programs through exhibiting and dialoguing with colleagues at national conferences and at professional organizational meetings.
  • Attend educational events offered by health care providers and educational institutions.
  • Promote all APUS educational offerings when dialoguing with potential students and potential partners.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to promote quality marketing of all APUS programs.
  • Participate in marketing outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with Military and Community College Outreach Team.
  • Identify target markets for enrollment growth.
  • Actively participate in discipline specific virtual communities.

Responsible for course curriculum quality to include:

  • Teaching excellence
    • Deliver online lessons to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
    • Initiate, facilitate, interact and moderate online classroom forums.
    • Be a faculty leader in your classes embracing fully the Community of Inquiry Framework of Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and Social Presence.
    • Comply with APUS guidelines and expectations for quality faculty engagement online.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers within the timeframe set forth by APUS policy providing effective feedback to guide student learning and success.
  • Engage in the classroom and reply to emails, etc. at least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
  • Remain aware of classroom procedures and use of instructional materials.
    • Participate in professional development to enhance teaching skills.
    • Annually complete at least two APUS Faculty Development modules for effective online learning and teaching.
    • Teaching Load as defined in the annual work plan.
  • Work with Director of Programs and collaborates with faculty to ensure discipline, program and course continuity, currency, and relevance.
    • Define course objectives, review regularly, and revise as needed.
    • Update course content and materials and/or delivery methods, based on information such as emerging practice changes in the discipline, instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
    • Analyze courses and prepare analysis for program and course reviews, and course and homework contact hours.
    • Remain aware of new classroom procedures, APUS requirements, and instructional materials.
    • Attend regular meetings with Director of Programs to stay aware of how their courses fit within the overall program progression and other APUS requirements.
    • Ensure APUS instructional standards and policies are reflected in course design.
    • Ensures model courses are developed and maintained according to applicable APUS, accreditation, certification, or other requirements.
  • Contribute to advancing the discipline as a leader.
    • Keep abreast of developments in one’s own field by reading current literature, engaging with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
    • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Administrative responsibilities.
    • Attend school and discipline meetings (monthly or quarterly) on curriculum, content, development of discipline and practice, and APUS expectations.
    • Convene meetings with faculty teaching your courses to ensure they are aware of the curriculum intent.
    • Provide guidance to instructors to clarify lessons, assignments, and course design elements.
    • Assume responsibilities associated with specialized accreditation standards within the academic discipline.

Required Skills

  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Attention to Detail — Careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Cooperation – Pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Communications — Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Deep Knowledge – Knowledge of one’s discipline family and practice and the ability to translate theory and practice into learning opportunities that advance the discipline.
  • Discipline Expertise – Willing and able to remain aware of current practice.
  • Education — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurements.
  • Initiative – Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Innovation — Creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Leadership – Willing and able to lead; take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/assessing curricula to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Self-Control – Maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance —Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date in the discipline and applying new knowledge to your job.

Required Experience

  • Master’s degree in nursing or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution is preferred.
  • Five or more years of experience in education is required.
  • Three or more years of college-level online teaching experience is preferred.
  • Documented experience with program accreditation is preferred.
  • Five or more years of recent experience in a clinical practice setting is preferred.
  • Experience in clinical placements, practicum experiences or preceptorships is preferred.
  • Experience in outreach initiatives preferred.
  • Experience with student recruitment, retention, advisement and student organizations is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs required.

Keyword Phrases

  • Nursing
  • Embracing and creating diverse learning environs
  • Superior and relevant distance learning programs
  • Online education supports a community of learners
  • Nursing Education
  • Health Sciences Online
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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