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Nursing Online Instruction Specialist-Contract with Benefits
Health Sciences - HHPR

The Nursing Online Instruction Specialist will provide expertise and knowledge on various pedagogical approaches and best practices to support the online and hybrid course delivery in the Nursing program. The Online Instruction Specialist will collaborate with the Assistant Dean Nursing (ADNur) and department faculty to design innovative efforts in the development and delivery of high-quality online virtual experiences, and ensure that appropriate and equity-based clinical teaching, retention, and completion benchmarks are met in accordance with program learning outcomes and accreditation standards. The Online Instruction Specialist will assist faculty and staff in the development of independent learning activities, that may contain a criterion-based objective, knowledge acquisition exercises, practice activities, and assessments that engage the learner in online learning environment. The Online Instruction Specialist may also be asked to provide ideas and content to drive the development of interactive games, simulations, and self-assessments that support the learning objectives. The Online Instruction Specialist will collaborate with Instructional Design, Engagement and Accessibility Lab (IDEA Lab) to ensure that course designs and online activities are delivered according to the Division of Learning standards.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its administrators, faculty, and staff members. The School of Health Sciences in the Division of Learning seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

Works collaboratively with Nursing subject matter experts to develop and guide instructional design projects both in the classroom and virtually. Research the incoming changes in the NCLEX nursing licensing examination and works with faculty and IDEA Lab to revise online content, student-centered activities, and course examinations that support the changes.  This includes applying instructional design principles and quality assessment techniques to create pedagogically sound learning interactions through evaluation and application of educational theory, assessment techniques, course development and integration of instructional technologies for diverse learners. 

Works collaboratively with the IDEA Lab and nursing faculty subject matter experts to manage digital accessibility initiatives that adhere to universally accepted guidelines. This includes providing support and training to both faculty and staff, researching and evaluating emerging educational software that supports teaching and learning with an emphasis on accessibility, conducting audits of the Nursing program’s academic web presence, provide curriculum mapping and data analytics to improve the aligning of content, skills, and assessment, and drafting appropriate guidelines relating to digital accessibility. 

Provides leadership and coordination of implementation and ongoing education of AACC's instructional technology systems, in collaboration with the IDEA Lab,to deliver these resources to the Nursing program in an effective and efficient manner. This includes but is not limited to training, resource creation, trouble-shooting support, and recommending processes and guidelines, and consulting on use. 

Designs and teaches faculty professional development online courses covering best practices in teaching online, instructional design, and digital accessibility. In addition, works collaboratively with academic teams in the support of teaching within college specific credit bearing courses. 

Provides expertise to faculty on evaluating and providing feedback relating to online courses through Canvas. This includes recommending best practices, instructional strategies, and application of quality assurance guidelines for online learning and instruction. 

Assist in the direct integration of technology into the course curricula, extra-curricular, and co-curricular learning of Nursing program and the Division of Learning. Assist in uploading and formatting educational material within Canvas.

Represent the Nursing program on College Committees as appropriate. Other Duties as assigned.

Graduate degree in nursing required.  

RN License required. 

Required experience with curriculum, content development, and online learning/teaching

Minimum of two years college level teaching experience.

Advanced knowledge and skills in instructional design in the use of information technology and learning management systems

Demonstrated proficiency of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and database management software.

Must work independently and be able to prioritize work duties and responsibilities.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skillsDemonstrated ability to work collegiately with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff and students on a regular basis.


Doctorate in Instructional Design

Teaching experience in a community college nursing program.

Terminal degree in nursing or related field.
Compact License.

Three years’ experience as an instructional designer, or equivalent mix of education and practical experience.
Experience in medical education, health professions education, or healthcare setting.
Teaching or administrative experience with the Canvas LMS.


Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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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.