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Employment

Join a growing private college that is dedicated to exceeding student expectations and providing innovative teaching and administrative support. Maria College is looking for outstanding talent with high energy, enthusiasm and drive to help us reach new goals.

About Maria College

Founded in 1958 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Maria College of Albany is a private, co-educational, Catholic college that serves approximately 800 students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. Known for its warm, caring culture, its personalized attention to students, flexible scheduling and highly affordable tuition, the College has built a regional reputation for excellence in the health sciences, including nursing and occupational therapy.

 
  • Nursing Instructor (FT)

    Maria College is a private Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy on the principle of service to others as a key feature of the works of mercy. Maria provides student-focused opportunity education and seeks an experienced educator to serve as nursing instructor in the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program.

    Maria College’s mission of academic excellence and the heritage of the founding Sisters of Mercy support an ongoing commitment to preparing skilled, caring professionals to meet the needs of our time.

    The Nursing Instructor reports to the Associate Dean and collaborates with the Assistant Director and other educators and staff within the department and across the college. The Nursing Instructor promotes and supports Maria’s positive student-focused culture of academic excellence and inclusivity.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and teach nursing courses (i.e., 12 to 15 instructional contact hours per semester
    • Develop and use sound and varied means/measures to assess student learning outcomes in collaboration with the Assistant Director
    • Demonstrate empathy and respect for students
    • Create a culture that encourages student expression of ideas
    • Provide remediation to students
    • Provide academic advisement to students
    • Develop and participate in student orientations as scheduled
    • Participate in prospective and new student events as scheduled
    • Collaborate with staff in Student Services to connect students with necessary resources
    • Serve on Nursing Department and College committees
    • Supervise, teach, and evaluate students in clinical settings
    • Teach skills and conduct simulated learning experiences in lab settings providing formative and summative clinical competence feedback
    • Collaborate with others on systematic evaluation and continuous quality improvement of the curriculum and program
    • Engage in professional development and scholarship (e.g., scholarship of engagement, scholarship of teaching, scholarship of application, scholarship of integration, or scholarship of discovery)
    • Other duties as assigned and aligned with the faculty handbook

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Commitment to career-relevant opportunity education in the context of the Mercy Educational Tradition
    • A collegial spirit, and commitment to nurse education that improves patient care and builds healthier communities.
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching
    • Able to create and engage students in active learning experiences
    • Able to create valid assessments of learning in collaboration with the Associate Dean (e.g., assignments, rubrics, examinations, clinical competency assessments)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and
    • Able to effectively collaborate with interprofessional teams

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
    • Experience teaching pre-licensure level nursing courses or the post-licensure level nursing courses depending on program
    • Experience supervising students in clinical settings
    • A minimum of four years of clinical experience as a registered nurse preferred
    • A current, unencumbered RN license in the State of New York

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume’ to: resumes@mariacollege.edu with “Nursing Instructor” in the subject line.

    Maria College is a nonprofit, independent, coeducational institution which does not discriminate in its enrollment or employment practices for any reason including race, sex, color, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local laws and ordinances. Information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to students or prospective students may be obtained from Andrew LeDoux, Associate Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator in Mercy Hall at (518) 861-2505; information about the services, activities and facilities accessible to employees or prospective employees with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act may be obtained from Rosalyn Vazquez, Human Resources Manager at (518) 861-2580.