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Nursing (Medical-Surgical) Instructor (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)

Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

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Ideal Candidate Statement:

Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for underserved students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college.

Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with an enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement, specifically serving students from underrepresented backgrounds, through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff, and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming and equity-based learning environment. The candidate will also be an ally and champion for equity, inside and outside of the classroom and teaches to ensure all students succeed.


Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the Medical-Surgical instructor’s responsibilities include teaching Medical-Surgical and general nursing content in the nursing program. The instructor will be responsible for the Medical-Surgical curriculum and collaborating with the program and college in meeting accreditation standards. The responsibility of the instructor will be to teach the lecture, skills lab, clinical, high fidelity simulation, and community opportunities within the specialty and within general nursing courses.

The instructor is expected to incorporate innovative teaching and learning methodologies, including technology. Participation as a full-time faculty member in program, division, and campus-wide activities is required and may include managing students in volunteering activities, engaging with community partners, outreach to new and existing clinical partners, overseeing nursing students in campus-wide and community events, mentoring students in club activities, and mentoring new faculty.

The nursing program is face-to-face only, yet the instructor is required to have or acquire online competencies related to hybrid/online instruction. The teaching assignment may include evenings and/or weekends with partnering clinical facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach assigned courses in the Nursing Department, and employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
  2. Teach Medical-Surgical and general Nursing content in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
  3. Implement and collaborate with nursing faculty and the program in meeting Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulations and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards.
  4. Establish and maintain relationships with new and existing clinical sites; meet with didactic and clinical faculty for program development.
  5. Explore outreach opportunities that serve a wider range of pre-/post-RN students.
  6. Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
  7. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  8. Initiate and enhance institutional and teaching practices and aim to create a culturally responsive and equity driven teaching environment.
  9. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
  10. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
  11. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
  12. Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
  13. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
  14. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
  15. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student-learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
  16. Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
  17. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
  18. Oversee student volunteering activities and participate in community outreach programs such as Science Night, Flu and/or Covid Vaccination Clinics, Scholarship Partner Dinners, Nursing Week Celebration, and other activities that may be developed.
  19. Teach through positive race-consciousness and embracing human difference.
  20. Strategically build support and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
  21. Create and equity based and welcoming classroom environment.
  22. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
  23. Assist Nursing Program Director in accreditation requirements, program improvement, and curriculum development.
  24. Participate in Bi-Annual Nursing Graduation Pinning, College Graduation Ceremony, and Student Awards Presentations.
  25. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
  26. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited college/university, which includes course work in field of study, with preparation for teaching clinical nursing as related to this job description. Equivalencies considered as approved by the Board of Registered Nursing;
Completion of at least one-year experience teaching courses related to nursing OR a course which includes Practice in Teaching Nursing. (submit official course description to verify course content or documented equivalent experience);
Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in Medical-Surgical nursing which can be met by:
1. One-year continuous, full-time, or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing OR
2. One (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency;ANDCommitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests;ANDMust have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Teaching experience in Registered Nursing at the post-secondary level.
  2. Courses in Nursing Education at a Master’s level and/or Certified Nurse Educator from National League for Nursing (NLN).
  3. Advanced certification in Medical-Surgical, or related nursing specialty.
  4. Familiarity with pedagogy in Nursing Education.
  5. Evidence of a willingness to develop new knowledge and clinical skills as required by a dynamic curriculum, which is highly responsive to a rapidly changing and demanding health care job market.
  6. Demonstrated pattern of participation in Registered Nursing professional growth activities.
  7. Evidence of moral and ethical standards and professionalism.
  8. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
  9. Demonstrated enthusiasm for profession; high level of motivation; willingness to adapt to change.
  10. Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote an inclusive environment.
  11. Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
  12. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
  13. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  14. Promote excellence and innovation.
  15. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Salary Range:

Salary Range: $74,189.00 - $151,886.00 Annually (initial placement determined per faculty contract)

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This is a regular probationary, tenure track, faculty position commencing Fall Semester 2023. The appointee is expected to work 40 hours per week and all duties must be performed on campus. The work year is 175 days. For more information, the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO) contract is available at:

Continuance in this position is dependent on satisfactory performance and evaluations.


If you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or the application will not be accepted. The equivalency form can be found at the following link:

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application or the application will not be accepted.

Benefits Statement:

Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full-time faculty, among the Bay 10 community colleges in the Bay Area. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision is offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through Unum.
Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the District is optional. For faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the premium.
Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and fully pays the dental and vision premiums for the employee and eligible family members, and the employee premium for life insurance. Enrollment in dental, vision and life insurances are mandatory.
Retirement: Ohlone participates in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Candidates hired on or after January1, 2013, are subject to restrictions imposed by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA).
Long-Term Disability (LTD): The District provides for and fully pays long-term disability premiums for the employee.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The District provides for and fully pays the employee assistance program premiums for the employee and eligible family members.
Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.
Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the District, faculty are eligible to apply for sabbatical leave. Faculty receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.
Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their eligible family members receive an enrollment fee waiver for Ohlone College classes.
Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life insurance;Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(b) and 457 Tax Shelter Annuity plans.
Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.

Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.

The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.

EEO Statement:

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.


The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 18,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark.

Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

Facts About Ohlone College

  • Ohlone serves almost 15,000 students per year at our Fremont and Newark campuses and online.
  • Ohlone offers more than 177 degrees and certificatescertificates, including 56 associate degrees (AA or AS), five associate degrees for transfer (AA-T or AS-T), 32 Certificates of Achievement, and 84 Certificates of Accomplishment.
  • Every year about 900 students transfer to baccalaureate colleges and universities, including 400 students to California State Universities, 200 students to Universities of California, 150 students to in-state private colleges and universities, and 150 students to out-of-state colleges and universities.
  • Over 700 students graduate with associate degrees or earn vocational certificates every year.
  • Ohlone College employs approximately 430 part-time and full-time faculty and 220 support and management personnel.

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