COLLEGE: Health & Human Services
DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing
POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Faculty - Medical-Surgical 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/
The position is for an academic or clinical tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Nursing to teach within the School of Nursing 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.
Faculty teach in their specialty and across the programs as appropriate. Many courses in the School are team taught.
We offer a comprehensive pension and benefits package. Faculty teach two 16-week semesters and have approximately one month off between semesters (late December/January) and the summer months off (June to late August). Summer teaching sessions may be offered but are not required.
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. Salary and appointment to the Assistant or Associate professor rank, as well as to the clinical or academic track, will be dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.
(1) Classroom management and instruction in the specialty area - Medical-Surgical nursing
(2) Direct supervision of students in community and agency-based settings
(3) Participation in course and program curriculum revision and development ensuring access and inclusion towards academic excellence, and multiple approaches to learning are core
(4) Team teaching, including organizational abilities required for leading lecture and clinical courses
(5) Effective and clear communication with diverse groups of faculty, students, staff, and clients
(6) Student advising within the major
(7) Engaging in scholarly and creative activities; Advanced Professional/Clinical Certification Achievements
(8) Serving on School, College, and University committees; assist with Nursing school licensing and accreditation
(9) Providing service to the community of Sacramento and the professional community at large.
- For appointment to an Academic Tenure Track position, a terminal degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or a Master’s degree in Nursing 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 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.
Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:
- Demonstrate commitment to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, through their research, teaching, and/or service.
- Medical-Surgical nursing content, both clinical and didactic, at the bachelor’s or master’s level.
- Be eligible for licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing. Licensure must be granted prior to the start of employment.
- Demonstrated commitment or ability to work with diverse populations and integrate diversity issues into the curriculum
- Minimum 1-year cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in Medical-Surgical nursing
- Minimum of 1-year recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years.
- Evidence of continuing education in content and/or clinical appropriate to the area of practice.
- An earned doctorate in Nursing.
Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:
- Graduate preparation/coursework in the area of teaching specialization Medical-Surgical
- Graduate preparation/coursework in curriculum development and instruction that is global in perspective
- Ability to choose and implement technologies for enhancing student learning; can teach from multiple theoretical and disciplinary approaches to a diverse audience
- Training in online teaching that centers accessibility and leverages the skills of all learners (e.g. Quality Matters, Quality Assurance, or certificates)
- Experience with simulation technology
- Demonstrated commitment or ability to collaborate with faculty, students, and campus community on a variety of community/academic projects and in creating inclusive classrooms
- 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)
- Ability to teach large classes
- Minimum 3 years cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in Medical-Surgical nursing in the last 5 years
- Experience with effective, diverse assessment practices that support course learning outcomes and promote student success
- Graduate preparation in leadership and/or community nursing
- A record of scholarly activities; particularly if applying for the Academic Tenure Track
- Active involvement in professional and community organizations
Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2023; the position will remain open until filled. Required application materials are:
- Cover letter should address the required and preferred qualifications. It may include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests.
- Current curriculum Vita (CV)
- Diversity statement should address equity and inclusion in teaching and demonstrate a commitment to working with underrepresented minority students through teaching and mentoring.
- 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.
OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT THE POSITION:
In the School of Nursing, many technologies are used. All courses contain an online component, and some lecture courses are entirely web-based. Quality Matters or similar certification encouraged. Applicants must be able to use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of students. Because clinical placement is variable, direct supervision of students in the community or an agency setting may occur at any time of the day, and on any day of the week. Clinical shifts may exceed eight hours. Applicants should be prepared to have teaching assignments or committee commitments four or five days a week.
If selected for the position, candidates must complete and pass clinical agency onboarding requirements which include training, immunizations, a background screen, and drug test. Failure to complete all onboarding will affect teaching assignments within the School of Nursing.
About Sacramento State
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 coming 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 .
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
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The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
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COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Out of State Employment
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (ie. H-1-B Visa).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled