Director to The Valley Foundation School of Nursing

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San José State University
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San José

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Job no: 516357
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Position Rank and Title: Associate or Full Professor: Director, School of Nursing

School/Department Name: The Valley Foundation School of Nursing

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Target Start Date: August 2023

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until filled or closed


Position Description

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON) at San José State University seeks qualified applicants for a full-time tenured Full Professor to serve as the Director of the School of Nursing.

San Jose State University is the oldest university on the West Coast and the first of the California State University system. It is located in the third largest city in California located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing was established in 1955. The programs include: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), an Advanced Placement (RN to BSN), a Master of Science (MS) with the area of concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). In Fall 2021 a pilot concurrency program was launched, the Integrated Community College Pathway (ICCP) which allows students to complete their RN at the community college level and graduate with a BSN in 2.5 years. Please visit the department website for program information: https://www.sjsu.edu/nursing/.

The School of Nursing has undergone a major curriculum revision to provide program improvements across the entire curriculum. The multiple faculty committees ensure quality in program evaluation and assessment processes and have long term hospital partners who collaborate with the education of the nursing students. We have a strong relationship with our local public health department and have a 30-year history of Nurse Managed Centers in the local community. Our diverse faculty is of 19 Tenured/Tenure Track and 43 part time lecturers with a variety of education and expertise levels. The school has three state of the art Simulation laboratories including separate OB/Pediatric, Medical Surgical, and Community based “Apartment” lab spaces.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in nursing (e.g., PhD, DNP, DNSc) or equivalent (e.g., EdD, DPH) with a current active and unencumbered, unrestricted California RN License or eligible for licensure in California.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) years senior-level administrative experience in an academic/higher education environment.
  • Applicants should demonstrate leadership experience across a range of nursing programs including undergraduate and graduate
  • Applicants should demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, service, research, scholarly and creative activities commensurate with the rank of tenured Full Professor.
  • Applicants should have experience in mentoring faculty to advance their research, scholarly and creative activity agenda.
  • Applicants should have experience with curriculum and program development.
  • Applicants should have experience with the management of grant funding, student scholarships, and directing development.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • Administrative experience in higher education or healthcare facilities with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Experience with project management, strategic planning, and budgeting.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • A minimum of two years face-to-face teaching experience in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership to guide the future of The Valley Foundation School of Nursing.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders and the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, lead strategic planning initiatives to meet student, staff, faculty and community needs.
  • Advocate for the TVFSON mission to stakeholders within and outside the university and to professional and academic groups at local, regional, state, and national levels.
  • Oversee program assessment and improvement efforts at the University level.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with clinical sites and community organizations.
  • Coordinate and ensure that standards for state and national accreditation are met.
  • Effectively respond to student, staff, faculty and external stakeholder concerns and issues.
  • Engage in activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, in local and global communities, and the profession.
  • Manage departmental resources including the allocated budget, requests for travel, facilities, and space.
  • Manage the hiring, performance evaluation, teaching assignments and professional development of faculty and staff.
  • Provide administrative oversight for the retention, tenure, and promotion of TVFSON faculty.
  • Serve as an advocate for students, staff and faculty.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations governing nursing education.
  • Preside over TVFSON faculty meetings and participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
  • Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


Other Duties

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.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • letter of interest that addresses your leadership experience and management philosophy
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  • research plans
  • three references with contact information

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: [email protected]


Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.


San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. 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.

Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at [email protected]

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at [email protected]

Advertised: July 22, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Organization

Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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