Southwestern Illinois College   BELLEVILLE, IL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on December 23, 2020
Full-time Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant Instructor


Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Instructor in the Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant program(s) within the Health Sciences & Homeland Security division. Position available upon initiation of the Practical Nursing programming at the East St. Louis campus. The anticipated start date is August 10, 2021.


The successful applicant will serve as instructor in the Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant program. As an instructor, the individual will teach Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant courses in both the traditional and computerized environment, assist the program coordinator with program operations, accreditation standards, and the clinical education component of the program. The individual will also assess student performance and collaborate with Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction in each of the programs. Opportunities exist for participation in professional development activities and service on departmental, divisional, and/or college-wide committees.


  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an academic institution accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) required; Master of Science in Nursing preferred.
  2. Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Illinois (or the ability to obtain such a license prior to the start of official employment) is required with a minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing practice. Diversity in clinical practice experience, med-surg, rehabilitation, and pediatrics preferable.
  3. Minimum of two (2) years' experience teaching as a clinical preceptor, college level courses, or in a practical nursing program is required. CAN instructor experience is a plus.
  4. Illinois Department of Public Health certification to teach Nurse Assistant courses or the commitment to personally obtain such certification at the earliest possible opportunity but no later than the start of a second year of employment.
  5. Qualified through education and/or experience to assure proficiency in, but not limited to, the following areas:
    • Curriculum design
    • Program administration/evaluation
    • Instructional methodology
    • Testing and evaluation
    • Educational psychology
  6. Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and advising skills.
  7. Must meet and continue to maintain the professional standards established by the program's oversight agencies including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  8. Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers, applicable software, and Internet required.
  9. Ability to meet, successfully complete and maintain minimum health requirements, drug and/or reference checks required by the college, program accreditation and/or clinical facilities prior to and throughout employment.
  10. Shall meet the minimum standards of instruction established by the Administration and the Board of Trustees for any assigned courses.
  11. A valid driver's license is required.


This is a nine-month teaching position with the salary determined by placement on the base salary schedule. For example, the minimum 2018-2019 starting salary at step one Bachelor's Degree is $46,453, and step one Master's Degree is $49,453. Voluntary overload teaching assignments and summer may increase the annual compensation by 40%. The College offers a comprehensive flexible benefit program.


Practical Nursing/Nurse Assistant instructional responsibilities at the East St. Louis/Granite City/Belleville campus with district-wide clinical responsibilities. Driving may be required to reach off-campus sites, visit clinical facilities throughout the region, and to attend professional functions within the state of Illinois.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2021.


You must provide a cover letter, resume, list of three references and college transcriptions.

Required application materials, such as resume, cover letter and references, should be attached to your application. Other required application materials i.e., transcripts, etc., should be attached after your application has been submitted. Go to your My Job Applications page from the careers home page of your account.


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