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Nursing Faculty
Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado
Date Posted 02/16/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title: Nursing Faculty

Position: Faculty

Position Status: Full-Time

Reports To: Director of Nursing


A faculty member in the Nursing Program is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the

fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Nursing Program. These responsibilities require

leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals; participating

in educational planning; evaluating student performance; motivating and advising students; and generating

program reports as needed.

1. Participates in the planning, teaching and evaluating the theory, laboratory and clinical
experience for students especially in (but not limited to) Psychiatric and Medical Surgical area.

2. Responsible for student advising and outreaches to students who are struggling in the nursing

3. Participates in faculty planning, evaluation and revision of program curriculum.

4. Participates in conducting program and college accreditation reviews and reports.

5. Participates in the evaluation and selection of current textbooks for assigned courses.

6. Maintains currency in the nursing field to ensure compliance with the Colorado Board of

7. Participates in maintaining instructional and laboratory equipment, including ordering and care
of equipment.

8. Participates in budget planning to provide a cutting edge learning environment.
9. Conduct student recruitment through information sessions and other outreach activities.
10. Demonstrate competent leadership abilities, maintain positive interpersonal relationships with

faculty, staff and students.

11. Be creative and committed to teaching excellence and have the willingness to improve student
learning by assessing student programs and campus learning outcomes.

12. Utilize college technologies (Learning Management System) for the delivery of instructional

13. Coordinates clinical schedules as assigned.
14. Maintains office hours (at least 10 hours a week).
15. Other duties as assigned.

See Human Resources for a complete job description.


Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with the ability to obtain a MSN within 3 years
of hire.

Must hold a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license from the state of Colorado

Must hold or willing to obtain a Colorado Vocational Teaching Credential


Master’s Degree in Nursing 

Two years successful teaching or clinical instructor experience at the community college level. 

Be creative and committed to teaching excellence by demonstrating an ability to improve all students’
learning by assessing students, programs and campus outcomes and adjusting based on the data.

Knowledge of effective instructional techniques and innovative modes of course delivery adaptable to
a variety of learning styles.

Knowledge of using current technologies in the classroom and to convey online course content.

Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse populations including experience working
with adult and non-traditional learners.

Willingness to teach a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and summer.

Have effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty,
students and administration.

Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College
and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.

$62,500 with excellent benefit package including retirement, health, vision, dental and life insurance

241 Day Contract – 11 month academic year position

For consideration, an applicant file must contain:

1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Resume
3. Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references


Open Until Filled



Submit Application Packet To:
Otero Junior College

Attn: Carol Noll

Director of Human Resources

1802 Colorado Ave

La Junta, CO 81050

FAX: (719) 384-6947

Or Email To: carol.noll@ojc.edu

Inquiries May Be Directed To:

Carol Noll

(719) 384-6824

Applicants must submit to and pass a background check before an offer of employment can be extended.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
Otero Junior College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or

the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not

discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran

status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or

educational programs and activities. Otero Junior College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English

language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Marlene Boettcher, Director of Human Resources, as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA),

OFFICER, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO), AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil

rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Noll, Director of Human

Resources at 719-384-6824, carol.noll@ojc.edu, or 1802 Colorado Ave. MacDonald Hall Room #221, La Junta, CO 81050.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244

North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

The Federal Cleary Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make

available to prospective employees the agency’s Annual Security Report/Campus Crime Statistics. A paper copy of this report can be

obtained at the Student Services Center upon request or at: http://www.ojc.edu/content/marketing/catalog.pdf. This report includes

statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Otero Junior

College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campus.

Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in

lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application packet

Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply

Otero Junior College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired you will be required to provide documents

to show your identity and authorization to work. In addition, Colorado fiscal rules require direct deposit for all new employees.

Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is a state two-year community college with approximately 1500 students (1250 FTE)

made up of traditional, non-traditional and international students. The college is governed by the State Board for Community

Colleges and Occupational Education. OJC is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta,

Colorado. The college is a full-service campus with dormitory housing, food service, men’s and women’s varsity intercollegiate

athletics, and state-of-the-art educational technology. The city of La Junta has a population of approximately 8,000 and is located

on Highway 50, sixty miles east of Pueblo. The college serves the residents of Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties. This rural

geographic area in southeast Colorado is primarily agriculture based and has a population of approximately 33,000 people.

Students at OJC can earn degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General

Studies or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who wish to pursue vocational occupations will find over a dozen one- and

two-year certificate programs available. Career and Technical Education certificate programs at OJC include:

Agri-Business Management

Agricultural Production Management

Artificial Insemination


Crop Production

Emergency Medical Service

Health Navigator Community Health Worker

Law Enforcement

Livestock Production

Mechanical Graphics and Design

Nursing Assistant


Practical Nursing

To learn more about Otero Junior College, visit the college’s website at www.ojc.edu.


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