Instructor - Tenure Track, Practical Nursing Program


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HCCC serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and recently six students were named as 2023 semi-finalists.

HCCC has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300-day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

HCCC offers 9 fully online degree programs and expects this number to grow in the coming year. In addition to its degree programs and courses, HCCC offers a wide array of non-credit classes and programs designed to develop professional skills, provide occupational training, teach languages and culinary skills, and enrich personal and cultural knowledge.

HCCC is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes. In recognition of its gains in student retention and completion, as well as its narrowing of equity gaps, HCCC received Leader College designation from Achieving the Dream in 2023.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. The College also has a Bloomberg Finance Lab, which provides students with real world experience to prepare them for employment in banks, corporations, and government agencies.

A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.


The Opportunity

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) seeks an Instructor of Practical Nursing to join its award-winning and nationally recognized institution. This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools. HCCC is a 2023 Bellwether College Consortium award winner for Instructional Programs and Services for the Hudson Scholars Program. Also, HCCC has been named a 2023 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) award winner.


The Instructor will guide undergraduate students and be involved in program, area, college, and community service.  Additionally, the Instructor will develop new courses in emerging and innovative areas in alignment with other departments, programs, and initiatives at the college.  Candidates should also demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity and have the ability to motivate and teach students of diverse, ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities, or varied levels of academic preparation.  The instructor will be an advocate for access to higher education, particularly for first-generation and immigrant students. The successful candidate will preferably have an understanding of and a commitment to the role of community colleges in higher education.


Department Introduction

The Practical Nursing Program within the School of Nursing and Health Science, is a four-semester certificate program. As a small program; faculty have the opportunity to work closely with the students and foster positive relationships. Educational technology is incorporated into the program with computer assisted instruction and simulation experiences. Clinical experiences are in acute, outpatient, and long-term care facilities to expose the students to a variety of client encounters.


Position Summary

Salary Classification: Instructor
Salary Grade: INST

Under the supervision of the Director, the Instructor, Tenure-Track Practical Nursing faculty will be responsible for successfully performing the professional duties of both didactic and clinical instruction. As full-time faculty, this position will assist the Director in mentoring adjunct faculty and the continued development of the program.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  1. Provide instruction to students in the classroom and clinical
  2. Holds a minimum of three office hours per week.
    • Advise and register students when indicated.
  3. Participate in:
    • Student learning outcomes assessment activities
    • Accreditation activities
    • Discipline and Program meetings
    • College Committee work
  4. Maintain active involvement with: 
    • Adjunct faculty using individual and group discussion meetings, and with students through regularly scheduled student advising sessions. 
  5. Participate in curriculum committee for the development and revision of course outlines. 
  6. Perform other professional duties as directed and/or approved by the Dean or Vice President of Academic Affairs. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  
  • Two years college-level teaching experience, preferably at the community college level. 
  • Experience teaching in the specific discipline. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern pedagogical technology and its use in the classroom. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide diverse teaching methods to differing learning styles. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and the ability to teach students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. 


Closing Date of Applications

September 2023


Review of Applications to Begin

Upon receipt.



For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and a list of three professional references to: gkiefer-necklenFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE


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