Practical Nursing Faculty/Program Director


Eastern Shore Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and the smallest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. The College serves two rural counties, Accomack and Northampton, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  For more information, see our website at

Twelve month, full-time appointment beginning July 1, 2017.


Primary emphasis on teaching courses is for the practical nursing program, which is a three-semester certificate program, running fall-spring-summer at ESCC. The program director/faculty member teaches 9-11 credits each fall and spring and 3-6 credits in the summer. Teaching assignments may include a mix of day, evening, and weekend classes taught in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online, skills labs and the clinical setting.  The selected candidate will have office hours each week, participate in course and program development, advise students, assist and oversee adjunct faculty, participate in assessment, and serve on college committees.


The faculty member will coordinate clinical experiences with local health care providing institutions, advises students, schedules classes, maintains recruiting relationships with the school systems and other agencies and performs other activities and college service as assigned.  The faculty member also provides oversight of the Long Term Care (LTCA) program in a similar manner and provides instructional oversight for one full-time member and a small number of adjuncts, who teach and monitor clinicals.


Faculty appointments are usually at the rank of instructor or assistant professor. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in nursing plus a master’s degree in closely related field, to include but not limited to health education, nursing administration or education.   Candidate should have some teaching experience.  Candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree in nursing; a Master’s degree in nursing or nursing administration or closely related field. Experience teaching research strategies and critical thinking, community college teaching experience and experience overseeing and coordinating a nursing program.  Experience using and assessing student learning outcomes at the course and/or program level. Commitment to collaboration, innovation, creativity, and applied learning.  Online teaching experience.  Background in online course design and demonstrated expertise in the use of technology to support student learning.

Application Process

Completed and signed state application form (available at > employment); cover letter explaining the match between a candidate’s background and requirements for position; resume; and unofficial copy of college transcripts.  Position will remain open until filled, but the initial screening of applications will begin on 3/6/17.  Position is subject to a background check and E-Verify.  Applicants desiring special services or accommodations should contact the Human Resources Officer at least five days prior to the application deadline.

Send application to:

Michael Driscoll, HR Officer

Eastern Shore Community College

29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA  23410



Eastern Shore Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policy should be directed to Michael Driscoll, Human Resources Manager, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA  23410, 757-789-1754 (V/TDD Telephone 757-789-1738).