Nurse Instructor, Full-Time/Tenure Track - 2021-2022 (4 Positions) Modesto Junior College

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Nurse Instructor, Full-Time/Tenure Track - 2021-2022 (4 Positions) Modesto Junior College


Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2018-2019 Salary Schedule – $61,125 to $114,106 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 $94,889.

Benefits :

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.

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 or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California, and current CPR card.

Applicants must be approved by the Board of Registered Nursing to teach in the areas of Medical/Surgical Nursing in conjunction with one or more of the following Maternal/Child Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, Leadership, Mental Health, or Psychiatric Nursing prior to employment.

Determined by California State Chancellors Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:

The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:
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:
• Teach lower division college courses in Nursing.
• Teach in the area of Medical/Surgical Nursing in conjunction with one or more of the following Maternal/Child Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, Leadership, Mental Health, or Psychiatric 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.
• Advance equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Informe students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
• Prepare and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
• Maintain attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
• Attend department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
• Post and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
• Develop , implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
• Engage in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
• Collaborate in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
• Engage in department program improvement initiatives.
• Participate 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.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Engage 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.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Education and/or experience in teaching in Nursing at the community college level.
• Current knowledge of Maternal/Child Nursing, Mental Health 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 and colleagues.
• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that 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 and to work collaboratively.
• 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.

District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet THE minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. 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.

Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Current license or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California, and current CPR card.

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 attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

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.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time