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Nursing Instructor - Tenure Track

Company: Bellingham Technical College
Location: bellingham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Bellingham Technical College invites applications for one full-time, Tenure Track Nursing Instructor. The position reports to the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health and is expected to begin in September, 2021. However, one or more full-time annualized positions may also be available for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. This applicant pool may be used to hire more than one nursing position.

Instructors are responsible to plan, teach, and manage student learning in all aspects of the Associate Degree Nursing Program including classroom, lab and clinic instruction; instruct Nursing students in the approved Bellingham Technical College ADN curriculum and teach the State of Washington required competencies.

The teaching schedule will vary based on student and college needs and is expected to include instructional strategies that use in-person, simulation, and online techniques. Instruction will include practical projects for students in addition to individual labs. Instructors are responsible to plan, teach, and manage student learning in all assigned portions of the program including classroom and lab according to approved course study, state guidelines, program accreditation standards, and advisory committee recommendations. This instructor needs strong positive interpersonal skills, the ability to work closely with other instructors and good computer and internet skills.

Bellingham Technical College is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse college student population with a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan, update, implement, and revise new and existing courses, curriculum, and lesson plans as needed to meet changing industry skills, standards and competencies;
  • Plan, supervise and evaluate student progress in the Nursing Program;
  • Maintain related student records, evaluations and progress reports as required by the State of Washington and Bellingham Technical College;
  • Participate in program management; including committee work and program approval and accreditation processes;
  • Consult with other College faculty and staff on issues relevant to student success and retention;
  • Develop and implement institutional effectiveness and outcomes measures related to Nursing courses;
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement clinical placement for program students.
  • In addition, responsibilities will include:
  • Develop, plan, implement and maintain the program budget;
  • Advising students;
  • Participate in student recruitment activities;
  • Monitor and document student performance;
  • Work with the program advisory committee;
  • Requisition instructional supplies, materials, and equipment;
  • Work with local, regional and national employers to facilitate job and internship opportunities;
  • Participate in campus events;
  • Serve on campus-wide committees;
  • Hold office hours;
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Bellingham Technical College's Mission; contribute to college-wide goals and activities;

Perform other program responsibilities as required.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing and enrollment in a Master's Degree in Nursing program;
  • Active unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Washington state or ability to obtain license by September 1, 2021;
  • A minimum of two years of clinicalexperience as a Registered Nurse.

New instructors must complete Healthcare Provider CPR and maintain vocational certification as required by the Washington State Law and Bellingham Technical College rules.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Nursing;
  • PhD in Nursing or related field;
  • Four years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse;
  • Experience supervising students;
  • Experience using computer applications for instructional purposes and clinical documentation (Online learning platforms like Canvas, ATI, vSIM, EMR systems).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below represent the characteristics and performance expectations of the position. Applicants do not necessarily need to enter the position with all of these knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Current educational teaching methods and strategies;
  • Institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement;
  • Understanding, support, and commitment of the Bellingham Technical College Mission.


  • Classroom management skills;
  • Curriculum development skills;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Creativity and presentation skills;
  • Organizational and Time management skills.

Ability to:

  • Use educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e. online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Canvas, video, ITV, etc.);
  • Develop strong computer software skills, including MS Office Suite and learning management systems;
  • Anticipate and adapt to the dynamically changing arena of post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions;
  • Organize and effectively apply current and various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly;
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions;
  • Work effectively in a participatory governance environment;
  • Develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via different instructional modalities;
  • Participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities;
  • Maintain subject matter currency;
  • Develop Student Learning Outcomes and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes;
  • Work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds;
  • Work with business, industry, and other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships;
  • Work closely with Accessibility Resources for students with accommodation needs;
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of student records;
  • Work independently and on a flexible schedule;
  • Obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement & Work Schedule:

Base salary range is typically $56,653 to $70,900 for an applicant with minimal levels of teaching and education experience and is based on a typical teaching schedule of 10 months, September through June, 173 days. High end of range is $80,011 for those with previous related teaching experience and advanced educational degrees. An additional Nursing Premium of between $16,000 to $21,000 will be paid above the base salary. Final placement is determined according to the current negotiated working agreement and based on an evaluation of work and/or teaching experience. Additional optional compensation may be paid above the 173 day contract rate subject to terms of the collective bargaining agreement. This position is also eligible for a Washington State insurance and retirement benefits package. Schedule may vary and include evening and weekend work.

Other Employment Information:

This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Bellingham Educational Association (BEA).

Background Check & Immunization Records: Prior to final hire, a criminal background check and routine check with the Washington State Nursing Commission for complaints will be conducted. Faculty clinical passport with updated immunizations and eligibility for employment with local health-care facilities is required. Prior to final hire, a pre-employment background, including criminal history and signed declaration statement as it pertains to sexual misconduct per Washington State Law (RCW 28B.112.080) will be conducted. Employment is contingent on passing the background check and signed declaration per RCW 28b.112.080 satisfactory to the college. Information from the background check and declaration will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. This position has access to children under the age of 18 as part of the State of Washington Running Start Program.

Application Procedures and Deadline:

Required application materials must be submitted on-line at and received by 5 p.m. on April 15, 2021, for priority consideration. Application materials received after this may be considered until the positions are filled. More information about Bellingham Technical College is at or contact the Human Resources office at 360 752-8354. BTC is not currently sponsoring H-1B Visa's.

NOTE: BTC continues to operate remotely. Please visit the BTC webpage for updated COVID-19 updates, information and resources:

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Completed BTC Online Employment Application and supplemental questions;
  • Attach cover letter addressed to Human Resources, outlining your experience, skills and abilities as they relate to the position (not to exceed two pages);
  • Attach current resume or Vitae of education, experience and other relevant achievements;
  • Official transcripts of any degrees listed or proof of enrollment in a Master's program and copies of licenses will be required upon hire, but not as part of the application process.

Preliminary interviews are scheduled via Zoom on May 10, 2021; Finalists will interview in Zoom between May 24-28, 2021.

Keywords: Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham , Nursing Instructor - Tenure Track, Other , bellingham, Washington

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