COLLEGE: Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing
POSITION TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor in School Nursing
The College of Health & Human Services strives to be an innovative center of excellence for educating future health and human service leaders in diverse communities. The college provides quality academic programs that educate and empower students, serve and enrich diverse communities, promote well-being, and inform policy and best practices.
The School of Nursing (SoN) provides excellent and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education designed to meet the needs of a diverse community. Students are prepared for roles in nursing as clinicians, advocates, researchers, educators, and leaders in the changing health care system. The SoN and faculty serve approximately 320 pre-licensure undergraduate students, 225 RN/ADN-BSN students, and 115 graduate students annually. We have one of the largest School Nurse Programs in the state. Our NCLEX pass rates are consistently in the high 90’s. Our faculty are united in their commitment to student success and helping students achieve high standards.
The SoN transforms health care through innovative nursing education, community partnerships, and policy engagement. We believe that the SON serves its students and the society at large by creating an environment in which faculty and students pursue the knowledge of nursing practice guided by the following core values:
• Caring • Integrity • Advocacy • Collaboration • Inclusion • Equity • Leadership
For more information about this department: https://www.csus.edu/college/health-human-services/nursing/
California State University, Sacramento, College of Health and Human Services invites applications for an academic or clinical tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Nursing to teach within the School Nursing for the School Nurse Credential and Master’s programs and across other related graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Health and Human Services beginning in August 2024.
The School of Nursing encourage applicants who are transitioning from non-academic careers and who are committed to building an equitable scholarly learning environment. The School of Nursing reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service demonstrate awareness and skills needed to engage with a diverse student body with a focus on adult students. Must have experience and expertise in the area of School Nursing.
Faculty teach in their specialty and across the programs as appropriate. Many courses in the School are team taught.
The position is Academic Year (AY) with an additional summer assignment and salary augmentation. The classification annual salary range for this position is $64,860 - $158,064; the anticipated annual starting salary is $82,000 for 10 months of work paid over 12 months + summer augmentation. Salary and appointment to the Assistant or Associate professor level, as well as to the clinical or academic track, will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.
- Teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses within the School Nurse Credential and Master’s programs for the School of Nursing and the College of Health and Human Services through in-person, hybrid, and online modalities.
- Liaison to local professional networks in Nursing.
- Clinical/practicum supervision, as applicable.
- Engage in scholarly activities that generate and distribute knowledge related to Nursing and allied health services if on the academic tenure-track. Engage in advanced professional/clinical activities if on the clinical tenure-track.
- Provide academic advising to diverse graduate and school nurse credential students.
- Team teaching, including organizational abilities and classroom management required for leading lecture and clinical courses.
- Participate in course and program curriculum revision and development ensuring access and inclusion to promote academic excellence, and incorporating multiple approaches to learning.
- Serve on and provide leadership to department, college, and university committees and participate in service in the community.
- Assist with Nursing school licensing and accreditation.
- Participate in creating and providing workforce development opportunities as needed.
- Eventual ongoing program coordination, as assigned
- Providing service to the community of Sacramento and the professional community at large. Effective and clear communication with diverse groups of faculty, students, staff, and clients.
- For appointment to an Academic Tenure Track position, a terminal degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or a Master’s degree in Nursing, from an accredited program, and a terminal degree in a related discipline is required. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. If ABD, candidate will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2025
- For appointment to a Clinical Tenure Track position, Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program with a master’s degree in a health-related field. Position conversion to an academic tenure track may be requested if a doctoral degree is subsequently completed. This rank is also appropriate for someone with a terminal degree not interested in rigorous scholarship.
- Unencumbered active California Board of Registered Nursing license.
- Experience and/or commitment to teaching in higher education
- Experience and/or commitment to contemporary curriculum, syllabi, and course development
- Experience and/or ability to provide clinical supervision
- Demonstrated commitment to engage in scholarly activities if applying for the Academic track.
- Demonstrated commitment to health equity, cultural safety, and/or community elevation in order to support an inclusive and just campus climate.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to, effective andragogy and pedagogy in higher education.
- Capacity and willingness to utilize instructional technology in teaching.
- Demonstrated commitment to engage in community or professional service.
- Ability to interact and work cooperatively, in a manner that promotes collaboration and mutual success within the department, college, and across campus.
- Minimum of 1-year recent clinical (School Nurse) experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years
- An earned doctorate in Nursing.
- School Nurse Credential highly preferred.
- Two or more years of teaching in higher education.
- Graduate preparation/coursework in curriculum development and instruction that is global in perspective.
- Current practice and minimum of three years clinical experience.
- Experience in program review and accreditation activities. Experience with effective, diverse assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success.
- Experience teaching online, hybrid, and in-person course modalities.
- Experience with, or knowledge of, a variety of teaching methods, curricular perspectives, and/or assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success by meeting diverse student needs (adeptness at designing inclusive course content).
- Training in online teaching that centers accessibility and leverages the skills of all learners (e.g. Quality Matters, Quality Assurance, or certificates).
- Expertise in adult learner education theories and strategies.
- Experience with simulation technology; or interest in learning.
Review of applications will begin November 2, 2023 and the position will remain open until filled. Required application materials are:
- Cover letter that addresses the following in no more than 3 pages:
- How you meet the requirements of the position
- Teaching philosophy
- Research agenda and scholarly works
- Diversity Statement: Please reflect on how you do/will center diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work as a scholar, instructor, member of a professional team, and in your service in the community.
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for the position
- Certification/License: Provide evidence of continuing education in content and/or clinical appropriate to the area of practice (may be provided in list format).
When providing references, please use professional references ONLY.
Professional portfolio will be required if invited for an interview. The Portfolio should present materials that are pertinent to teaching or to clinical practice. The Portfolio evidences logical organization and, if varied, contains tabs or an index; reflects knowledge of the subject matter that was current at the time at which the item in the portfolio was prepared; is actually a portfolio, as opposed to a scrapbook or journal. For instructional material, it is inclusive of the steps of a lesson plan or of modern educational practice in nursing, for instance, learning objectives, course script, PowerPoint, outlines, lecture notes, exam questions, discussion board questions, term paper descriptions, class participation objectives, in-class activities, grading rubrics, film/video content, coherence with external body expectations such as NCLEX sample items. For clinical exemplars, it maintains confidentiality and anonymity.
For questions and inquiries email Kirsten Munk at email@example.com
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Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:
“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.
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Out of State Employment
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