Assistant Professor, Nursing Education

San Diego, San Diego County
Apr 22, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

San Diego Community College District

Assistant Professor, Nursing Education Nursing: Contract Instructor-College Credit

Applications are now being accepted for the 10-month position of Assistant Professor, Nursing Education at San Diego City College, for the 2014-15 academic year.

One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, applicants to this recruitment may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the 2014-15 academic year.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

City College

Pay Information
10 Month Assignment
The salary range for this Assistant Professor level position is $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month. Note that all new faculty hired by the SDCCD start at the Assistant Professor level. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Adjunct/Overload College Classroom and Non-Classroom, Schedules B and C. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Assistant Professors may earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor.

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

Position Equivalent FTE:

Job Duration

FLSA Status
Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Bargaining Unit
AFT/College Faculty


School of Eng, Tech, Math, Sci & Nursing

Major Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, Nursing Education, reports to the Dean, School of Engineering and Technology: Mathematics, Science and Nursing via the Associate Dean/Director of Nursing Education. The incumbent will be expected to plan and present theory in the classroom, supervise and instruct students during clinical experiences, maintain office hours for student advisement and counseling, and participate in faculty and department meetings. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with curriculum design and evaluation, program review, accreditation, and participating with other college faculty on designated academic committees.

Applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution AND at least one year’s continuous full-time experience as a Registered Nurse providing direct client care; AND,
Eligibility for or possession of a current and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California; AND,
Completion of at least one year’s experience teaching courses related to nursing OR a course that included practice in teaching nursing; AND
Experience in the practice of professional nursing in an accredited hospital or academic setting within the last 5 years; AND,
Demonstrated competency in Medical-Surgical Nursing; AND,
Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
Note: Applicants who have not yet earned a Master’s degree at the time of application and who expect to receive the degree by June 30, 2014, must upload as “Other” the following additional application materials: 1) an up-to-date college transcript; 2) a copy of the degree requirements from the college catalog; AND, 3) proof of current course(s) enrollment.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have achieved:
Academic preparation, skill, and/or experience teaching nursing in either a community college or university setting.
The ability to make effective classroom presentations by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning theory, techniques of teaching, subject matter mastery, problem solving skills, and communication strategies.
Ability to use innovative teaching methods and student retention strategies and apply technology to enhance and support student learning.
The ability to use technology in day-to-day teaching activities including Microsoft Office®, Internet based applications and Human Patient Simulators.
Demonstrated professional growth, participation in professional organizations and/or community activities.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, clinical staff, administrators and clerical staff, including peer evaluation.
Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Current and valid California RN license (must attach copy)
[If possess] California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) authorizing the teaching of Nursing. NOTE: You “retain the right to serve under the terms of that credential until it expires.” [please attach copy]

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions
Variable, depending on assignment.

May include classroom instruction, clinical rotations in area hospitals and simulation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). Do NOT upload other documents under other file names; upload documents under their respective labels. References to uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
COVER LETTER emphasizing how you meet the qualifications listed;
CURRICULUM VITAE: Current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing education and experience directly related to the position;
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. You may use other respective document titles labeled Unofficial Transcripts. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document and then uploaded;
LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Current and valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California AND if applicable, California Community College Instructor Credential;
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Three (3) Letters of Recommendation written within the last three (3) years from individuals familiar with your instructional abilities [you may upload letters sent to you using the respective document name labels on the Documents page (under optional documents) OR you may request confidential letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail from the Reference Requests section – you may use a combination of both methods, however, please ensure you are submitting a maximum of three (3) letters with your online application]. Note: It is your responsibility to monitor your references to ensure the letters are submitted prior to the application deadline noted on the posting.
[If applicable] OTHER: Refer to “Note” in Qualifications section for further information.
[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials or using the wrong document name labels, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:
Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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San Diego Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer