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Mental Health Nursing Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Per Faculty pay scale
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Schedule Information:  Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 6 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required.  Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.

Weeks per fiscal year:  Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May) - this position requires an additional commitment in the Summer from May thru August. Additional compensation will be awarded for this time period. This position includes some evening and weekend work. 

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties: 

Harper College Health Careers seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to provide instruction in the Registered Nurse and Practical Nurse programs. Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Harper’s Nursing program has excellent, long-standing partnerships with clinical agencies in the Chicagoland area, offering degree and certificate programs for students seeking immediate employment in nursing. With state-of-the-art facilities, Harper is home to a nursing laboratory and interprofessional simulation hospital, where real-world procedures and situations are simulated and practiced.

The nursing programs provide theory and clinical education in the nursing care of patients in a variety of health care settings. Instruction includes didactic and clinical education with practical application, as well as simulated practice. Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as patient care, organization, communication, classroom management, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing classroom teaching activities using traditional and alternative delivery methods.

Didactic and clinical instruction of students in the nursing programs including course development, updating and submitting course syllabi in required format, assessing student outcomes, research and development of resources for instruction, and utilization and development of instructional design methods that include technology (simulation).  Timely evaluation of students including reporting of student grades and progress is required.

Six office hours per week for student consultation and advisement and participation in professional development, both internal and external, to remain credentialed in nursing and to advance in the instructional role are required. 

Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree with a major in Nursing is required. Candidates must have a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license (Illinois) or eligibility for Illinois license and current CPR or BLS certification.

Experience Requirements: Minimum 3 years nursing practice in mental health areas; nursing experience is defined as providing hands on nursing care for patients in a community, acute care or long-term mental health facility.  Varied nursing experience is preferred. Teaching experience preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before February 15, 2023.

Special Notes

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents: 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application) 
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions 
  • A one-page, single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology. 

*Official transcripts required upon hire.  

*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check 

*Employment Sponsorship is not available 

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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Last Updated: 10/24/22