Pediatric Nursing Instructor
College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a full time, tenure track Pediatric Nursing Instructor to teach in the Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program beginning August 2019.
The faculty member will provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines while using comparative cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspectives. Teaching assignment will include instruction of pre-licensure nursing students in both the classroom and the clinical area. Initial assignment may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.
Included, but not limited to the following:
- Serves as a nursing role model for students by remaining current in nursing skills and knowledge and maintaining a professional approach including appearance, interpersonal relationships and legal and ethical responsibilities.
- Preparation and delivery of theory material that demonstrates knowledge of subject matter, relationship to course objectives, effectiveness measured by, but not limited to, student testing and evaluation, and understanding of and commitment to principles of adult learning.
- Instructs and supervises students in the clinical setting (hospital or skills lab) demonstrating knowledge and competence in clinical practice, utilization of curriculum objectives in planning student assignments, clinical practice that is in harmony with the clinical facilities policies and procedures and facilitates quality patient care, optimum student learning and harmonious College-hospital relationships.
Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide. Qualifications
The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.
- Master's in nursing OR
- Meet Minimum qualifications of the California Board of Registered Nursing AND
- Copy of current, valid California RN license AND
- One-year continuous, direct patient care experience in an acute care setting or one academic year as a registered nurse level clinical instructor within the previous five years in the pediatric area of nursing.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
The Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
- Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Teaching experience in a clinical setting with associate degree Registered Nursing students.
- Commitment to developing and updating instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines and other necessary material.
- Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
- Ability to incorporate student learning outcomes objectives within course and program and willingness to develop and use stated objectives and measures.
The College seeks a candidate who is committed to the community college mission and who has a passion for commitment to student success. This position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:
- Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
- Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college and community.
- Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
- Participates in department, division, college committee, and participatory governance activities.
- Participates in curriculum and program development.
- Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
- Participates in ongoing professional development.
- Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
- Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experience.
- Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on-campus and on-line courses.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Applicants must submit the following material to be considered:
- Completed online application.
- Diversity Statement (included in the application packet).
- Letter of Interest which addresses five of the desirable qualifications and presents your philosophy on nursing
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
- Equivalency documents (if necessary)
- Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies.
Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview.