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Nursing Instructor, Nursing Skills Lab - Tenure Track

Job description

Employment Opportunity

Full-time, tenure track faculty position.

Starting Salary Range: $55,703 to $85,443 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9.

Cabrillo College provides a generous doctoral stipend of $3,719 per year for eligible faculty.

Benefits: Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance. Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be $0 or otherwise relatively low.

Days Per Year: Faculty enjoy a 175-day work schedule.

Beginning Date: Position(s) scheduled to begin Monday, August 19, 2019, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Assignments may include distance education courses, may be scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and may be scheduled at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance.

Faculty at Cabrillo College have a long history of shared governance and participation in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to initiatives aimed at improving student completion, transfer, labor market outcomes, equitable access and achievement, development of culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increase faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes.

About the Department:

The Nursing program prepares Cabrillo graduates with an Associate Degree in Nursing for entry-to-practice and preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam. The pairing of knowledge and skill, caring and advocacy at the point of care is central to entry-level practice.

About the Position:

The Nursing Department is looking for a faculty member to join us in our pursuit of student success and professional excellence for Fall 2019.

Examples of Duties

This Nursing Instructor and Skills Lab Coordinator duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Coordinate all laboratory functions including classroom lectures, skills laboratory activities and student practice activities.
  • Prepare and improve classroom, skills laboratory, and instruction.
  • Assume responsibility and provide supervision of students in a laboratory setting.
  • Participate and/or develop critical thinking scenarios for the classroom and the nursing skills laboratory.
  • Promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the learning and practice of nursing skills.
  • Participate and/or develop scenarios for low and high fidelity simulations in the nursing skills laboratory.
  • Monitor equipment and supplies for maintenance, repair, replacement, and disposal.
  • Order equipment and supplies for skills laboratory within allowed budget.
  • Ensure maintenance of an orderly, clean and organized skills laboratory.
  • Develop skills stations.
  • Coordinate and evaluate skills testing.
  • Participate in faculty team meetings and in nursing program committees.
  • Participate with faculty in the development of course objectives, course daily plan, evaluation of total curriculum, and revision of program policies.
  • Communicate with the director, program chair, semester coordinator, and team members regarding student concerns, issues, and student progress as needed.
  • Maintain and file student records, grade reports and rosters, for N109.
  • Remain current in the assigned subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through recent clinical experience and/or professional development.
  • Completion of required annual trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

  • Master's in nursing OR
  • Bachelor's in nursing AND a Master's in either health education or health science OR
  • The equivalent OR
  • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in nursing
Equivalency

Candidates without the specified degrees listed above must complete and submit an Application for Equivalency Determination. Additionally, candidates must provide documentation, as part of this application process, sufficient to convince the committee that the candidate possesses the equivalent of these minimum qualifications, including the depth and breadth of discipline knowledge plus general education.

*Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2019.

Required Professional Expertise:
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success, including effective use of technology
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities; sexual orientations; and students with disabilities
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment
  • Development and review of curriculum, including assessments of learning
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
  • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
  • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom
Required Discipline Specific Requirements/Licensure:
  • At least one (1) year, or the equivalent, of full time patient care experience in the medical/surgical setting within the last five (5) years.
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Current California Nursing License
  • Current California Driver's License
Required Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
  • Perform assignments at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends as needed
  • Driving to various clinical locations as necessary
Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
  • Recent successful teaching experience in nursing in a higher-education institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.
  • Successful online teaching experience.
Additional Information

Selection Process: A search committee will review complete applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview; it is therefore critical that candidates submit a detailed and complete application with supporting required materials. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces, or notes saying "see resume". When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: social security number, birth date, age, gender, birth place and personal photos. A search committee will review application materials. On the basis of appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted, the search committee will invite applicants for interview (a teaching demonstration/presentation will be a part of the interview.) A limited number of candidates will be invited for an interview slated for April 2019.

To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

  1. Completed online Cabrillo College Application
  2. Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the required qualifications and gives an introduction to the candidate's teaching philosophy
  3. Current job-related resume detailing teaching and/or related work experience
  4. Verification of education qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such translation is paid for by the applicant.):
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended showing the degree conferred that meets the requirements for this position as listed in the Minimum Qualifications Section (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable). Please note diplomas, certificates, evaluations, or letters of verification of degrees awarded are not accepted in lieu of college transcripts. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required upon hire OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in an area as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of this job bulletin, front and back (if applicable) OR
    • Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination and supporting documentation. (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in the above minimum qualifications OR does not possess a valid lifetime California Community College Instructor credential.)
  5. Three (3) recent job-related letters of recommendation which address the candidate's ability to perform the duties of this position. Please note verification of employment, evaluations, or lists of references cannot be submitted in lieu of attached letters of recommendation, and such letters need not be confidential nor from a supervisor; they need only address the candidate's ability to perform the duties as listed in this job bulletin.
  6. A brief (not to exceed two {2} pages), clearly identified, separately attached statement that addresses the following: What you believe are essential skills for entry-level Registered Nurses.
  7. Copy of your current CPR Certificate
  8. Copy of your current California Nursing License
If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted and cleared, provide current Tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

Application Deadline: All application materials MUST be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/22/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2019
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