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Adjunct Faculty - Assistant Program Director for Nursing BS and MECN programs

University of California, Los Angeles
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Adjunct Faculty - Assistant Program Director for Nursing BS and MECN programs
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09501

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applicants for a full-time Adjunct Faculty position for serving as Assistant Program Director in collaboration with the Program Director for the prelicensure and Master's Entry Clinical Nurse programs as well as primarily teaching in the BS and MECN programs and. Qualified applicants have a Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing or near the completion of a doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited program; have experience of teaching in higher education with current clinical expertise; and show evidence or potential of scholarly work and professional service.

Applicants must meet the academic and scholarly credentials for the Adjunct faculty series. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

The School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex healthcare environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships, and global initiatives. As part of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, the School of Nursing is affiliated with the highly acclaimed UCLA Health System including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are especially invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website at To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 15, 2024 - Position to remain open until filled.

Appointed by the Dean, the Assistant Program Director works in collaboration with the BS and MECN Program Director and Associate Deans for Academic and Student Affairs, the Curriculum and Student Affairs Committees, program faculty, and staff to ensure the highest level of quality for the academic programs. In this capacity, the Assistant Program Director organizes and leads program implementation by 1) ensuring fidelity to the approved curriculum; 2) assessing and monitoring teaching effectiveness within each program; 3) maintaining positive communication among all program stakeholders (faculty, clinical affiliates, students); and 4) monitoring program effectiveness regularly. In fulfilling these duties, the Program Directors shall identify and apply leadership, organization, and management principles that are core to the School of Nursing and UCLA.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Program Director collaborates with the Program Director to
  • Provide oversight of overall day-to-day program operations - teaching and learning and administrative activity.
  • Manage and evaluate the delivery of educational services with the program.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean, communicates with faculty committees (Student Affairs Committee and Curriculum Committee) to ensure quality of the program.
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Committee, faculty, and staff to ensure consistency with approved course descriptions, standards and requirements of accrediting bodies and communicates any concerns to the Program Director and Associate Dean
  • Initiate and facilitate clinical partnerships with appropriate public and private entities to support faculty and student clinical teaching and learning.
  • Evaluate accreditation reports and create action plans as needed, in conjunction with the Curriculum Committee and the Associate Dean
  • Establish and maintain effective, consistent communication with faculty, staff, and students about general aspects of the program administration.
  • Schedules routine meetings to discuss implementation of programs and other resource needs.
  • Consults with the Program Director, Associate Deans about teaching needs and participates in hiring of new faculty.
  • Schedule annual teaching assignments
  • Evaluate faculty clinical teaching including peer-teaching evaluations and
    quarterly course evaluations.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs staff to address any administrative issues involving the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Provide professional service to the School, University, and the nursing profession.
  • Pursue scholarly work to enhance evidence-based teaching methods and pedagogy.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

  • Organization

    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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