Open Faculty - The Valley Foundation School of Nursing

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San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval


Department: The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Job ID (JOID): 25195
Specialization: OPEN
Rank: OPEN


The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON) at San José State University is seeking dynamic, passionate, doctorally prepared educators, qualified to teach in the variety of programs (BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP) offered within the department. During the application and interview process, candidates are encouraged to highlight their specialties and topics of passion, as TVFSON believes that enthusiasm fuels engagement for both educators and students.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in nursing or a related field (e.g. DNSc, DrPH, EdD, DNP, PhD, DHS) at time of appointment.
  • A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing with master’s degree which includes coursework in nursing, nursing education or administration.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, an unrestricted CA RN license.
  • A minimum of 1 year of recent (within the past 5 years) experience in nursing, providing evidence-based, direct patient care in at least one of the following areas: medical/surgical, geriatric, pediatric, obstetrics, community health, and mental health/psychiatric nursing. Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care.
  • One year of teaching experience in a Registered Nurse education program.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work well with teams.
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.


  • Current national certification in at least one specialty.
  • Experience in online teaching, informatics and/or information technology, health care policy, and advanced practice as a nurse practitioner and/or clinical nurse specialist.
  • An established pattern of scholarly and professional achievements (e.g., research, publications, presentations).
  • Substantive evidence of supporting, cultivating, generating, and integrating a broad spectrum of diverse perspectives into teaching and practice.
  • Clinical simulation experience

The primary responsibilities of the accepted candidate will be to teach both undergraduate (BSN, RN-BSN) and graduate courses (master’s and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice). Additional responsibilities will include a combination of classroom, online, and clinical teaching, and supervision of master’s and/or DNP students’ projects. Further responsibilities include (but are not limited to) a commitment to teaching and participation in evidence-based practice and advanced nursing research; maintaining clinical expertise; advising students; effective team collaboration across the School of Nursing; and active involvement in school, college/department, and university committees. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision for future curriculum development. Teaching effectiveness, scholarly/professional achievement, and service to students and university are required for retention, tenure, and promotion. Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience in understanding the needs of a student population with a great diversity of age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through examples of past inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is a Department within the College of Health and Human Sciences. The School offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing education programs. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The School also has a Wound and Ostomy program and several Nurse Managed Centers in the community. The School’s mission emphasizes the use of clinical simulation in its programs. The School’s web site is and the contact phone number is 408-924-3176.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 13, 2020
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information addressed to Colleen O’Leary-Kelley, PhD, RN, Director, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing to

Include contact telephone number(s), fax number, and email address in your correspondence. The application review will commence on December 1, 2019. The position remains open until filled.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at university, which is a national leader in graduating underrepresented minority (URM) students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% qualify for Pell grants. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community benefit from a spectrum of ethnic and gender perspectives.


San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.


San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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Job No: 25195
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 12/9/2019
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