Lead Instructor – Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner

Lead Instructor – Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner – CTU Online

  • Faculty

General Summary

Provide guidance and/or supervision to faculty relative to instructional methods, course content and professional development; provide curriculum direction; complete administrative tasks to meet compliance standards; and serve as faculty member within appropriate department.

  • Teach a maximum of 3 courses per term
  • Fulfill responsibilities of an instructor to include, but not be limited to: preparation for courses, provide a high level of academic instruction, clearly document student progress through assessment activities, communicate with Academic Advisors regarding at risk students, post student attendance and final grades within prescribed timeframe; engage in professional development and faculty development activities as required
  • Serve as faculty lead for academic program
  • Participate in nursing program committee meetings
  • Create and manage course schedule, assign faculty and hire new faculty, in collaboration with the Program Chair
  • Monitor, guide and mentor faculty on the delivery of course content based on nursing programmatic standards and best practices
  • Actively participates in the initial collection, preparation and periodic updates of all documentation required to meet accreditation and regulatory requirements for the faculty file, as well as nursing programmatic accreditation.
  • Observes faculty, monitors applicable data, reports and dashboards, and reviews course elements to ensure quality of instruction and faculty activities meet Colorado Technical University’s faculty expectations.
  • Conduct classroom observations and annual reviews of faculty; provide feedback to faculty regarding performance
  • Reviews student-based and other evaluation sources, shares evaluations with faculty, identifies opportunities for improvement, and works collaboratively to implement solutions.
  • Provides support to faculty in times of need by professionally and expediently answering questions, addressing faculty issues, and resolving faculty complaints.
  • Provides support to students in times of need by professionally and expediently answering questions, addressing student issues, and resolving student complaints.
  • Monitor faculty effectiveness through review of student course evaluations
  • Handle day-to-day administrative functions
  • Maintain high level of faculty morale.
  • Conducts monthly faculty meetings.
  • Assist in the orientation of new faculty members; serve as team member for faculty in-service meetings and new faculty orientation meetings
  • Supports all CTU retention and graduation initiatives.
  • Understands the mission, vision, goals and academic standards policies of the University and espouses them in the performance of duties.
  • Adhere to all CTU policies, procedures, integrity and ethical standards.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional overnight travel
  • Although this position is remote, lead faculty are expected to maintain normal business hours of 8-5 CST.
  • Provides flexibility in scheduling as needed, including evenings and weekends to meet student and business requirements.
  • History and continuation of nursing thought leadership or scholarly activities is expected

Required Skills

  • Documented expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills, as demonstrated by data sheet, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and in personal interview.
  • Experience with computerized learning management systems and education technology tools strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with standard office applications on personal computers required.


Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree in Nursing required (DNP, DNSc, or PhD in Nursing)
  • MSN with active, unencumbered RN license with board certification as Family Nurse Practitioner
  • (FNP) required with a minimum of 5 years of nurse practitioner practice experience required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an online learning environment required.\


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