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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Mental Health and/or Medical/Surgical
Nursing/Healthcare Initiatives - HNUR
Full-Time Faculty

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is seeking faculty members committed to the college’s philosophy that education serves the greater good by providing students access to a better life. The candidates for faculty positions understand that community colleges are positioned to fundamentally change people’s lives, and as a result, society itself. Required qualities include a belief that continuous improvement in pedagogy and relationships with students, other faculty, and staff are hallmarks of an educator who has been called to the profession. We are seeking colleagues who embrace the idea of helping students achieve their goals, and approach academic excellence as evidenced in equity as a moral imperative.

AACC believes that faculty are the heart of the institution. We are seeking faculty members who are energized by the community college pathways and inclusivity/equity initiatives, and see it as their job to support a diverse set of learners inside and outside the classroom. AACC embraces the notion of life-long learning and continuous improvement, and so is looking for those with a sincere desire to self-reflect on personal instructional practices and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve teaching and learning for all students. The faculty members that AACC seeks to hire live a daily work-commitment to the democratic ideal espoused in AACC’s mission.

A nursing candidate with mental health/and or Medical/Surgical experience should demonstrate a proven ability to teach college-level mental health or medical surgical nursing courses. Current experience in the mental health clinical or medical surgical arena is required.  Additionally, excellence in oral, written and interpersonal communication skills is expected.  Teaching assignments are 15 faculty load hours per semester.  The faculty will deliver the subject content in a manner that engages the student by applying technology to the teaching and learning process, along with presenting the curriculum using various formats. Teaching is done in the classroom, college lab, and at assigned clinical facilities. Integrating learning outcomes assessment to monitor student progress is essential. Advising nursing students throughout the nursing program is a key responsibility of full-time faculty to promote student success. Full-time faculty are expected to participate on committees in the nursing department, school of health sciences, and the college. Participating in ongoing professional development and mentoring new and adjunct faculty are other duties of full-time nursing faculty.


The Nurse Support Program II provides funding for New Nursing Faculty Fellowships to faculty newly hired to expand Maryland's nursing programs. Maryland institutions with nursing degree programs may nominate an unlimited number of newly hired full time faculty members for fellowships. These fellowships will assist Maryland nursing programs in recruiting and retaining new nursing faculty to produce the additional nursing graduates required by Maryland's hospitals.

With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College’s highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who
• integrate learning outcomes assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, and teaching activities
• apply informational technology to the teaching and learning process
• deliver instruction in a variety of formats
• understand and apply learning organization theory
• thrive in cross-functional roles
• make data-driven decisions
• collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem-solving
• integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methodology

While faculty work of 30 faculty load hours an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning and for institutional service, advising, and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments, especially since academic divisional needs vary. As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities some combination of the following,
1. creating experiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques, (e.g., work-based and service learning; portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios; etc.)
2. mentoring
- students from target groups
- new full-time faculty
- part-time faculty
3. designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning
4. training and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.)
5. developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs
6. partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community
- recruiting and marketing
- advising with expanded responsibilities
- devising retention strategies and activities
7. strengthening relations and collaborative activities with  K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues

Master’s degree in Nursing

Two years of current mental health or medical/surgical nursing experience

One year experience with teaching and curriculum development for a variety of curriculum concepts.

Current Registered Nurse License

CPR Certified

Experience in:


Community college teaching

Teaching using simulation

Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
College Statement on Diversity
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.