Assistant Professor of Nursing, Medical-Surgical

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Position Summary

Dominican University of California is seeking to fill a full-time (9 month), tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Nursing, School of Health and Natural Sciences. At the earliest, this position will commence in Fall 2018. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching in the area of Medical-Surgical Nursing and promotion requirements for tenure-track faculty include teaching, scholarship, and service. Opportunities exist for research and teaching collaboration within the School of Health and Natural Sciences.

The Department of Nursing offers a BRN and CCNE accredited, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Nursing is the largest program on campus and is comprised of a very diverse student population. Many students are first generation college-educated.


  • Teach undergraduate nursing courses
  • Advise students
  • Participate in curriculum development and evaluation
  • Participate in departmental committees
  • Supervise student theses/senior projects
  • Contribute to the department and his/her professional field through research, publications, and service


  • Doctoral degree required
  • Doctoral or Masters degree must be in Nursing
  • Current California registered nursing (RN) license
  • Medical-surgical clinical experience within the last 5 years, meeting California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requirements along with the ability to teach medical-surgical nursing and other related nursing courses
  • Prior college level teaching experience is highly preferred
  • Interest in developing and teaching graduate level nursing courses in the future

Additional Position Information

  • Open until filled
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and expertise
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check
  • Simulation teaching experience highly desirable
  • In addition to medical-surgical nursing, ability to teach geriatric, pediatric, or other nursing speciality desirable
  • Background in speciality areas other than medical-surgical nursing will be considered

Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills of Marin County. Over 75% of our faculty members hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field of expertise, mirroring the percentage of doctorates at research universities. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

Application Procedures

Applications, comprising curriculum vitae and a cover letter, as well as nominations and inquiries, should be submitted electronically. Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.For full consideration, interested persons are encouraged to apply early.

  • Link to apply:
  • A cover letter is required in the attachment section
  • For further questions on the application process, please contact [email protected]

For More Information About the Position Contact:

Patricia Harris, Assistant Professor of Nursing (Search Co-Chair)

Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel: 415-482-3797

Email: [email protected]


Olivia Catolico, PhD, Professor of Nursing (Search Co-Chair)

Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel: 415-257-0156

Email: [email protected]


Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.




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Posted: 2/26/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
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