Nursing Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Jan 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Mateo County Community College District

Nursing Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014140F

Department: Mathematics & Science CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0039

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

College of San Mateo seeks employees who value working in a collegial, culturally sensitive, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. College of San Mateo faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

This position will begin Fall 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s in nursing OR a Bachelor’s degree in nursing AND a Master’s degree in health education or health science OR the equivalent (see below)
• A current California Registered Nursing license
• At least one year’s continuous experience, within the previous two years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care (Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care)
• Experience teaching similar subject matter content within the preceding two years
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as sexual orientation and abilities of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:

1. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in medical/surgical nursing
2. Demonstrated competency in one or more of the following subjects: maternity, pediatric and/or psychiatric nursing
3. Knowledge of a variety of successful clinical teaching techniques
4. Knowledge of current nursing issues and trends

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

In addition to a short classroom lecture demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
5. A commitment to staying abreast of new trends in nursing and the clinical setting
6. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to examine its effect critically
7. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses
8. The ability to assist students in the acquisition, analysis, and evaluation of knowledge and skills in the clinical setting
9. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, promote development of critical thinking skills, and encourage them to become self-regulated learners
10. The ability to collaborate on the implementation of high-fidelity simulation scenarios
11. Familiarity with gerontological nursing
12. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter
13. The commitment to maintain currency in the discipline, and related technology appropriate to instruction, such as that related to nursing and information and communication technology
14. The ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, academic, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds
15. The ability to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring and assessment of student progress in the clinical setting
16. The enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role, purpose, and mission of the community college
17. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in nursing education
18. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals, and ideals

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

19. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, laboratory preparations, and student success
20. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributors to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 03/15/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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