Nursing Instructor - Medical/Surgical
General DescriptionCollege of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a full time, Tenure-Track Medical Surgical Nursing Professor to teach in the Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program beginning August 2021.
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. COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:Sequoias Community College District values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, gender identities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college and seeks faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, and value mentorship. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College District’s commitment to student-centered pedagogy and to creating inclusive learning experiences that will benefit our racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.Job DutiesIncluded, 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.
QualificationsThe 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 Meet Minimum qualifications of the California Board of Registered Nursing ANDCopy of current, valid California RN license ANDOne-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 Medical-Surgical area of nursing.Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college studentsNote: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: http://www.cos.edu/About/HumanResources/Pages/Equivalency-Policy.aspx. Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application. Desirable Qualifications The Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following: