Job Overview

Tenure Track Position

Great Basin College is seeking a nursing instructor for a tenure track position for its Associate of Applied Science (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. The position is available with a first report date in August, 2015. The successful candidate must perform within the areas of classroom and online instruction, clinical oversight, and practice lab oversight. A recent background in clinical nursing and previous instructional experience are desirable. Experience in distance education methods (online and interactive video) is desirable. The position will be located at the main Elko campus of GBC.

GBC is particularly seeking an instructor with a doctoral degree appropriate for the position. A Master’s degree, such as an MSN, will be considered, but there must be a commitment to pursue and acquire an appropriate doctoral degree within a negotiated period of time.  GBC has a grant-in-aid program for support toward achieving a further degree.

The individual awarded this position is expected to be an active and engaged member of the College and the Department. A physical presence on campus is required for the benefit of students and a collegial atmosphere.

For descriptions of the GBC nursing courses and programs, please see the college catalog available online at


Master’s degree in nursing (such as an MSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program is required by time of employment. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., DNS, or DNP) in nursing or a related field will be required within a negotiated period of time. Regular and timely progress toward the degree will be expected. Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Nevada (licensure will be required to fulfill the duties of the position).
A recent background or preparation in a clinical specialty is strongly preferred.
Be able to work full shifts overseeing students in clinical settings.
Be able to organize and implement multiple projects at once.
§  Show evidence of ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

Must be self-motivated.
Demonstrate a positive, encouraging approach to dealing with students and coworkers.
§  Demonstrate collegiality and flexibility in working as a team member.

Previous instructional experience is desirable, particularly in a community college setting.
Experience in distance education methods (online and interactive video) is desirable.
Experience with clinical simulation is highly desirable.

The application can be found at .   To ensure that your application is accepted, the following documents are required to be attached:  Letter of Interest, Current Resume, (3) References and Transcripts (under other documents)

Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcripts are sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Great Basin College Human Resources Office within 30 days from the effective date of employment.  Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

Applications dead line is 12:01 a.m., April 20, 2015.  Applications may be reviewed as they are received.

Annual Salary is $46,691 to $80,399 and is commensurate with experience and education.



About Great Basin College

Located in the high desert of rural Nevada, Great Basin College is a comprehensive community college offering both associate and baccalaureate degrees.  With its main campus in Elko, a beautiful site with residential housing and state-of-the-art learning technologies, it serves the largest geographic area of Nevada’s community colleges.  Great Basin College serves the citizens residing in ten of Nevada’s most rural counties, covering 86,514 square miles and bordering five states.  This service area includes centers in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump and Winnemucca. Additionally, satellite locations can be found in twenty other frontier communities.  As well as being known for its spectacular mountain ranges and picturesque valleys, the Great Basin also provides a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities. 

GBC maintains the spirit of a community college by providing affordable access to a postsecondary education in an environment that embraces and respects all cultures.  It stands among the most innovative colleges in America, integrating many disciplines into single courses and programs, helping student to develop critical thinking and self-directed learning skills.  Graduates of Great Basin College are fully prepared to enter their chosen careers with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the global marketplace. 

For more information visit the GBC website at or the area website at