Assistant Professor: Nursing

Job description

The Imperial Valley campus of San Diego State University is seeking applicants for an open rank tenure-track position in Nursing at the assistant professor level.  The position is a joint appointment to San Diego State University Imperial Valley and the School of Nursing on the San Diego campus. The primary appointment is to the nursing programs at SDSU Imperial Valley (Calexico/Brawley). SDSU Imperial Valley is located in Calexico, within seven blocks of the United States-Mexico border across from Mexicali, Baja California, and 120 miles east of San Diego, California. SDSU IV also schedules classes in its campus located in Brawley, California.

SDSU Imperial Valley is a diverse, Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU-IV is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


The position is an academic year, full-time tenure track position.  The faculty candidate will teach at the undergraduate level in the RN-BSN program and may also teach courses in the master’s program in nursing leadership.  Courses will focus on theory and clinical nursing informed by evidenced based practice, as well as other assigned courses based upon background and experience. 

Candidates should possess a strong research agenda and capability, or the potential for these, as demonstrated by an appropriate history of professional growth activity. This will include publication in refereed journals, professional conference participation, grant activity, as well as other evidence of an active research program.

Other responsibilities include participation in department and university committees, contributions to student success, participation in program review and accreditation reporting, and community and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Master’s degree in nursing required if doctorate is not in nursing. Sufficient evidence of academic experience, teaching excellence, scholarship (e.g. research, grant writing, refereed publications/presentations) and professional service, to warrant appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Candidate must be eligible for California licensure and Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval at time of appointment in one or more of the following specialties including Psych/Mental Health, Public Health, Community Health, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Medical Surgical Nursing and/or Geriatrics Nursing. Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse campus community. Ability to contribute to a positive work environment with colleagues, staff, students and others.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in nursing. In particular, someone who has research and teaching experience in medical surgical techniques, advanced physical assessment, and/or Latina/o border healthcare issues would be especially welcome.  Professional/academic service in program and/or committee leadership. Experience in teaching students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural and academic backgrounds.

Supplemental Information

All nursing faculty must meet healthcare agency requirements for clinical instruction of students as a consideration of employment. This will include criminal background checks, drug screening and compliance with the current health and safety requirements of each clinical site.

Candidates may apply directly by sending a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email of at least three references. References will be contacted only with permission of the candidates. To apply, please submit required materials via Interfolio:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and the position has excellent benefits. Appointment date will be August 2020.  Evaluation of candidates will begin November 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information on SDSU-IV visit our Website at

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 




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Posted: 10/16/2019
Application Due: 12/15/2019
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