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Full Time Tenure-Track Nursing Faculty - LPN to BSN Program

Full Time Tenure-Track Nursing Faculty - LPN to BSN Program

companyWenatchee Valley College
locationWenatchee, WA 98801, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/12/2024
ExpiresExpires: 3/12/2024
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Full Time Tenure-Track Nursing Faculty - LPN to BSN Program

Wenatchee Valley College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 2023-00059

Location: Wenatchee, WA

Department: Nursing

Closing: Continuous

Job Summary

The instructor position will teach nursing theory, skills practice lab and supervise students in laboratory experiences on and off campus primarily in the LPN to BSN program. Clinical experiences may be held on medical, surgical and ambulatory units of local hospitals, in long-term care facilities or in community agencies. Faculty may also opt to supervise students once a year at Eastern State Hospital. The teaching assignments will vary and may include responsibilities for the nursing courses in the ADN, BSN programs. A portion of the clinical teaching may occur in the late afternoon or evening hours in off-campus locations. Additional responsibilities of the position include curriculum and nursing program education policy development implementation and evaluation; scheduled office hours; participation in department/division meetings, college committees and task groups; assessment of learning outcomes; advising of students for degree and career success; and other related duties as assigned by the administration.

Faculty will need to travel to Omak for one full week per month.

Essential Functions

• Facilitate learning across the spectrum of WVC's nursing curriculum.

• Provide learning activities and appropriate evaluation of student progress toward attaining the learning outcomes and abilities set forth in established course outlines.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and administration.

• Effectively apply current, quality teaching and learning processes and principles.

• Maintain and submit appropriate individual student records as required.

• This is not intended to be an exclusive list of all duties and responsibilities. Related duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in nursing (candidates in the process of completing their master's will be considered).

• Professional unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Washington state or ability to obtain license.

• Evidence of current clinical skills in medical-surgical nursing.

• Documented successful teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Doctorate in Nursing.

• Experience using computer applications for instructional purposes and clinical documentation.

• Post-secondary vocational certificate or professional nursing certificate which, along with training, will qualify for a vocational certificate.

• Experienced in e-learning modes, including pure online delivery, hybrid and online, and enhancing traditional classes with interactive television, multimedia presentations, and Internet resources.

• Experience/coursework in curriculum development.

• Successful post-secondary teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting.

• Ability to function effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.

• Experience creating digital content (such as Word/PDF documents, and web and learning management system content, as appropriate to the role) in accessible formats.

• Ability to function in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment.

• Demonstrate a passion for teaching and the nursing profession.

General Qualifications:

Wenatchee Valley College seeks faculty who will help move the college into the future. We see our role as assisting students to achieve their individual goals and to serve the community and its needs for an educated workforce. We expect all faculty to strive for excellence both in the classroom and in their broader role as cooperative members of the college. Beyond the stated minimum and desirable qualifications, the following abilities are important to fulfilling our mission and goals:

• Mastery of discipline, demonstrated through earned degrees, continued professional education, employment in the field and other relevant education and experience.

• Teaching skills, demonstrated through prior teaching assignments, graduate teaching assignments, professional training and other relevant experience.

• Knowledge, understanding and support of the mission and purpose of a comprehensive community college.

• Flexibility to adapt to the dynamically changing arena of American post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Technology literacy and the willingness to make effective use of technological resources in support of the classroom, clinical and simulation lab setting.

• Commitment to working effectively with students, colleagues, staff, and a district community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of and ability to comply with nursing education and practice WACs 246-800-500 through 246-800-830.

• Demonstrates strong critical thinking and clinical judgment skills.

• Demonstrate current evidence-based nursing practice.

• Demonstrate effectiveness as a nursing educator.

• Have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule on an as needed basis.

• Ability to work with computers and technology to deliver or support instruction.

• Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, take initiative, and perform tasks in a timely manner.

• Possess the characteristics of a team player and a desire to learn.

• Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Will exemplify excellent interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, clinical partners and student body.

• Demonstrate ability to organize and prioritize many different tasks.

• Acts with minimal direct supervision. Required to be a self-starter and extremely dependable.

• Diversity, equity and inclusion: Demonstrated competency and experience working in a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender and racial/ethnic backgrounds and those with physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.

Additional Information

Terms of Employment:

This is full-time, tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. The salary for the position is determined by placement on the Wenatchee Valley College full-time faculty schedule (currently $66,613 to $78,264 for a 9-month, 175-day contract). Additional days for summer are paid through a separate contract. Summer employment is required. Class assignments may include day, evening and distance courses. This position is scheduled to begin fall quarter (September) 2024. Additional nurse educator stipends are currently available

Your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package. There is an outstanding benefits package which is worth an additional value equivalent to about 30% of your salary. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life and long- term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick and personal leave; reduced tuition; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our benefits website at:

Work Schedule & Environment

• Variable schedule.

Conditions of Employment:

• Wenatchee Valley College only employs U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show proof of identity, and eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

• All offers of employment are subject to background checks. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

• Finalists are required to complete the sexual misconduct disclosure form as required under RCW 288.112.080.

• A valid Washington state driver's license may be required.

Bargaining Unit:

This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Association for Higher Education. Faculty workload, compensation and job expectations are defined by a contract negotiated between the faculty union and the WVC Board of Trustees.

Application and Selection Procedure:

Complete application packages must include the following:

• Complete Wenatchee Valley College online application.

• Upload cover letter that specifically describes how your educational background and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

• Upload resume.

• Upload copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

• Complete supplemental questions.

• Upload answers to the following Faculty Supplemental Questions (limit each answer to no more than one page):

• What skills are essential to be an effective teacher? How have you acquired these skills and placed them into practice?

• Describe the ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.

• What, in your estimation, are the most important roles community colleges play in post-secondary education or in the community?

• Please share how you see your role as faculty member in a community college. What goals would you have—for yourself and for your students—in your work at Wenatchee Valley College?

It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send student evaluations, reference letters or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only finalists may be asked to send additional materials.

Attachments from prior applications will not upload automatically to your new application. Should you have difficulties uploading your documents, please contact NeoGov Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627 for assistance.

Preliminary screening of complete applications will begin February 15, 2024, and continue until the position is closed. A limited number of applicants who meet the needs of the position and the college will be interviewed.

As a part of the interview, the applicant will be required to demonstrate for the screening committee a 15-minute teaching session.


Candidates called for interview may be reimbursed up to $500 to help defray costs (inquire about details).

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the human resources office by calling 509-682-6440. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

Equity Statement:

We value a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and collaboration. Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Due to this commitment, we encourage anyone with a relevant combination of education and experience to apply.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

• To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, (509) 682-6716,

• To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: Dial 711,

This recruitment announcement may not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified at any time.

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Required degree level

  • Master