Instructor of Nursing - Temporary Full-Time One (1) Year Non-Tenured - 2019-2020 - Modesto Juni...

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Job TitleInstructor of Nursing - Temporary Full-Time One (1) Year Non-Tenured - 2019-2020 - Modesto Junior College- 3 positionsSiteModesto Junior CollegeTenure TrackNon-Tenure Track PositionSalary Range / Other

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2018-2019 Salary Schedule – $59,926 to $112,199 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $93,028.

*This position is a Temporary One-Year 2018-2019 academic year appointment.

*Recruitment of these positions is contingent upon funding.


The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

  • Temporary One-Year appointments are not eligible for the District’s Retiree Benefit Programs.
  • Benefits eligibility is based on work assignment.
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Required Quals Summary


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 as a Registered Nurse in California, and current CPR card. Applicants must be approved by the Board of Registered Nursing prior to employment.
Determined by California State Chancellors Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:

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

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, at the Columbia site and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Teaching lower division college courses in Nursing.
•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 medication administration.
•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.
•Perform other duties as assigned, for example at the Modesto or Columbia site, in the Human Patient Simulation Lab, skills lab, or online.
•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.
•Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
•Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
•Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
•Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
•Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies to meet the needs of all learning styles.
•Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
•Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
•Perform other duties as assigned.


• Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
• Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Preferred Qualifications


•Education and/or experience in teaching in Nursing at the community college level.
•Current knowledge of Mental Health Nursing and/or Maternal/Child Nursing and/or Medical Surgical Nursing.
•Education and at least one year experience in the practice of nursing in the areas of assignment within the last five 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
•An enthusiasm for teaching Nursing.
•Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the 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.
•Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
•Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
•Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
•Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in nursing, especially as it relates to the relevancy of nursing in students’ lives, interests, and communities;
•Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within coursework and the classroom;
•Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

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 of 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.

Special Instructions for this Posting

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY: District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.
The screening committee will evaluate all applications.

Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• List of Professional References
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be placed on the appropriate salary column and step up to step 10. Initial salary placement will be at the first column/step until official transcripts have been submitted to Human Resources and placement processed.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Licenses and Certificates Posting Detail Information

Open Date06/19/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * Describe any personal or professional experiences which have prepared you to teach in the unique environment of California Community College:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe experiences, which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of two of the following:1. Curricula or services which stress innovation:2. Accommodations of various student learning styles:3. Activities which promote currency and professional growth in subject area:4. Effective participation in leadership and management:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you possess the Master's degree or the Bachelor's/Master's degree listed in the Minimum Qualifications for this position?
    • Yes
    • No- If No, applicant must submit an Equivalency Form to be considered for this position. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at
  6. * Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
    • Job Fair
    • YCCD Recruitment Website
    • Website-Other
    • YCCD Email
    • Family/Friend
    • Newspaper
    • CCC Registry
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript (Attach all college transcripts)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Equivalency
  3. List of Graduate Courses
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3




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Posted: 6/26/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2019
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