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Nursing Instructor - Medical/Surgical

College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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General Description

College 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 January 2023.

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.


College of the Sequoias values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who promote the success and inclusion of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Job Duties

Included, 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.


The 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 AND
  • Copy of current, valid California RN license AND
  • One-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 AND
  • A sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at AP 7211 - Equivalency.pdf ( . Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.


    The Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:

    Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.Teaching experience in a clinical setting with associate degree Registered Nursing students.Commitment to developing and updating instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines and other necessary material.Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.Ability to incorporate student learning outcomes objectives within course and program and willingness to develop and use stated objectives and measures. The College seeks a candidate who is committed to the community college mission and who has a passion for commitment to student success. This position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:

    Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college and community.Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.Participates in department, division, college committee, and participatory governance activities.Participates in curriculum and program development.Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.Participates in ongoing professional development.Teaching:

    Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experience.Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on-campus and on-line courses.Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.Conditions of Employment

    Salary is commensurate with education and experience and experience.

    Initial placement with Master’s degree ranges from $76,888 to 101,371.

    Medical /dental / vision insurance program for employee and dependents and $100,000 employee life insurance is provided.

    Retirement Plan provided.

    Contract period is for ten (10) months during the regular academic year beginning January 2023.

    A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the College of the Sequoias Teachers Association (COSTA) or payment of a service fee is requirement.

    Application Procedure

    To be considered, applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Completed online COS application
  • Equity Narrative (included in the Supplemental Questions);
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
  • Teaching Pedagogy and Philosophy Narrative addressing each of the desirable qualifications. (500-600 words); add it as an attachment under "Other" within the "Attachment" section of the online job application.
  • Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume;
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work—official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (if necessary); and
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendation.
  • Recruitment Analyst: Nancy Yanes at [email protected] or 559-737-4886

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas


    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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