Instructor of Nursing - Full-Time Tenure Track (3 Positions)

Modesto Junior College
Modesto, California
$55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate.
Apr 11, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Institution Type
Community College

Modesto Junior College


Instructor of Nursing - Full-Time Tenure Track (3 Positions) 

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 05/15/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in nursing OR Bachelor’s degree in nursing AND Master’s in health education or health science OR possess a California Community College Instructor credential appropriate to the subject OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher. Current license or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California, and current CPR card.


The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency go to: Choose: Human Resources, Choose: HR Forms & Documents Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach an equivalency form to your letter of interest.


Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary    

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. The teaching assignment may be online, in skills lab, in the evening, on East/West Campus or Columbia site, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


• Teaching will be in Medical / Surgical Nursing in conjunction with one or more of the following: Leadership, Mental Health, Psychiatric Nursing, Maternal / Child Nursing or Gerontology Nursing.

• Teach the full-time load of nursing courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the college catalog.

• Develop nursing program curriculum.

• Work effectively with community agencies in the health care field.

• Tutor and/or provide remediation to nursing students in content areas, skills, and/or math calculations.

• Maintain current knowledge and licensure in nursing through continuing education classes approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). 

• Participate in the writing of BRN reports.

•Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.

• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.

• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.

• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.

• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.

• Developing, implementing, and assessing student learning outcomes, for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.

• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.

• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.

• Participating in department, division, and college committees.

• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.

• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.

• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.

• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.

• Perform other duties as assigned, for example at the Modesto or Columbia site, in the Human Patient Simulation Lab, skills lab, or online.


Preferred Qualifications    

• Current knowledge and experience of Mental Health Nursing and/or Maternal/Child Nursing

• Education and at least one year experience in the practice of nursing in the areas of assignment within the last three years. Recent experience may include teaching in these areas in a BRN approved nursing program.

• At least one year of experience teaching courses related to nursing. Teaching experience may be met by completion of a graduate course that includes a student practicum in teaching nursing.

• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at course, program, and degree level.

• Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line, or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.

• Ability to assume the position of Assistant Director of Nursing with qualifications as described by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

• Ability to serve as a professional role model to assist students to develop professional and ethical values and to maintain high standards of nursing practice.

• Ability to effectively instruct, supervise and evaluate students in the academic and clinical aspects of nursing.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills with students and members of the community.

• Ability to work effectively in a close, collaborative team environment with other nursing faculty.

• Willingness to remediate and/or cross-train in other nursing content areas should future staffing needs change.

• Ability to use available technologies as a teaching and/or student service tool.


Desirable Characteristics    

• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students.

• Capable if instructing using teaching methods to accommodate various student learning styles.

• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.

• Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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