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Assistant Professor, Nursing Education
San Diego, CA
Posted Mar 25, 2013 by San Diego Community College District
Category: Medicine - Nursing


Assistant Professor, Nursing Education

Closing Date: 04/30/2013

Classification Title: Instructor - NURSING City College

Pay Information
The salary range for this Assistant Professor level position is $4,592 – $6,188 per month. Note that all new faculty hired by the SDCCD start at the Assistant Professor level. Overload assignments are paid at an hourly rate above this amount. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT handbook, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Assistant Professors may earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Employment Office for a copy of the comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty
Position Type: Academic
Location: City College
Department: School of Eng, Tech, Math, Sci & Nursing

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for the 10-month position of Assistant Professor, Nursing Education at San Diego City College, for the 2013-14 academic year. 

One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, applicants to this recruitment may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the 2013-14 academic year.

Major Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor, Nursing Education, reports to the Dean, School of Engineering and Technology: Mathematics, Science and Nursing via the Associate Dean/Director of Nursing Education. The incumbent will be expected to plan and present theory in the classroom, supervise and instruct students during clinical experiences, maintain office hours for student advisement and counseling, and participate in faculty and department meetings. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with curriculum design and evaluation, program review, accreditation, and participating with other college faculty on designated academic committees.



Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution AND at least one year’s continuous full-time experience as a Registered Nurse providing direct client care; AND,
2. Eligibility for or possession of a current and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California; AND,
3. Completion of at least one year’s experience teaching courses related to nursing OR a course that included practice in teaching nursing; AND
4. Experience in the practice of professional nursing in an accredited hospital or academic setting within the last 5 years; AND,
5. Demonstrated competency in Medical-Surgical Nursing; AND,
6. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Note: Applicants who have not yet earned a Master’s degree at the time of application and who expect to receive the degree by June 30, 2013, must upload as “Other” the following additional application materials: 1) an up-to-date college transcript; 2) a copy of the degree requirements from the college catalog; AND, 3) proof of current course(s) enrollment.

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with the application packet.

If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate will have achieved:
• Academic preparation, skill, and/or experience teaching nursing in either a community college or university setting.
• The ability to make effective classroom presentations by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning theory, techniques of teaching, subject matter mastery, problem solving skills, and communication strategies.
• Ability to use innovative teaching methods and apply technology to enhance and support student learning.
• The ability to use technology in day-to-day teaching activities including Microsoft Office®, Internet based applications and Human Patient Simulators.
• Demonstrated professional growth, participation in professional organizations and/or community activities.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, clinical staff, administrators and clerical staff, including peer evaluation.
• Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

• Current and valid California RN license (must attach copy)
• (If possess) California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) authorizing the teaching of Nursing.

NOTE: You “retain the right to serve under the terms of that credential until it expires.” (please attach copy)

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions: Variable, depending on assignment.

May include classroom instruction, clinical rotations in area hospitals and simulation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed).

References to uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

1. Letter of Interest emphasizing how you meet the qualifications listed;
2. A current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing education and experience directly related to the position (uploaded as Curriculum Vitae),
3. A copy of a current and valid California RN license,
4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities will need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
5. Current and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California,
6. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation (copies of letters are acceptable), written within the last three (3) years from individuals familiar with your instructional abilities;
7. [If applicable] Foreign Degree Evaluation,
8. [If applicable] Equivalency Request.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

• Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
• Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
• All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:


• Submit official transcripts as stated on application;
• Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
• Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 1 year as a condition of continuing employment);
• Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
• Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
• Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:


SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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