Nursing Faculty, Mental Health Nursing

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO

Job posting number: #7067466

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color. Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and committed to helping to close the student equity gap at our institution. Applicants need to demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum development for the classroom environment.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility.

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information at

Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

The start date for this position is August, 2020. The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited institution.
Current Colorado R.N. license, or multi-state compact R.N. license in good standing, without restrictions.
Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Colorado Career & Technical Education Teaching Credential.
Two years of clinical experience OR two years of teaching experience within the last five years in Mental Health Nursing.
Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented student populations in successful efforts to close the achievement gap.
Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience at the post-secondary or college level
Experience with electronic medical records
Demonstrated computer skills
Salary is $4,400.00 gross per month. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This position will remain posted until filled.

Application Process: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits and additional perks. Information may be reviewed at and

Interviews will be conducted in-person.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Faculty/Student Interaction

Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
Encourages students to achieve goals.
Relates coursework to real life experiences.
Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.
Classroom Performance

Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
Communicates effectively.
Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.
Materials and Preparation/Relevancy

Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State guidelines when indicated.
Reviews and updates course materials.
Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course content.
Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
Participate in all aspects of department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.

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