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California State University, Fresno
College of Health and Human Services
Nursing
Vacancy # 12137
http://www.csufresno.edu/chhs/

Nursing: Critical Care, Psychiatric, or Med/Surg
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University, we focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all.

• Available for Academic Year: 2014/2015.
• Fresno State has been recognized as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Position Summary: The Department of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for THREE tenure track positions in critical care nursing, psychiatric nursing, and medical/surgical nursing at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank with a fall 2014 start date. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses; mentoring students; conducting research in areas of specialization; and participating in department, college, and university level committees. The individual may be called upon to teach in an online mode, laboratory simulation and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and /or web-based instruction.

Overview: The Department of Nursing’s mission, consistent with the mission of California State University, Fresno is an expression of commitment to excellence in professional education in meeting the health needs of the community. The Department of Nursing offers a baccalaureate program which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a post-baccalaureate School Nurse Services Credential Program, a master’s program for Clinical Nurse Specialists/Nurse Educators and Nurse Practitioners in select areas of practice, and a joint Doctor of Nursing Practice program with San José State University.

Faculty Responsibilities: As educators, scholars, colleagues and community members faculty have a responsibility to uphold the standards and ethics called upon by the profession. Regular responsibilities include research, publication, and other scholarly activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university.

Required Education:
An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent is required for appointment to a tenure-track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment. Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor requires a higher level of experience and accomplishment in teaching and scholarly productivity than that required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Required Experience: Eligibility for RN licensure in California and BRN Faculty approval as an instructor in the assigned clinical area are required. Experience teaching at the baccalaureate, masters and/or doctoral levels is required. The successful candidate will provide evidence of success in clinical supervision and clinical research and teaching expertise in their specialization area. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a history of attracting external funding and evidence of collaboration with other research scientists are highly desirable. Active participation or leadership roles within the profession of Nursing or relevant professional organizations is preferred. Preferred candidates will have experience with teaching in a distance learning mode, web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction, laboratory simulation instruction, successful grantsmanship, research publications, and experience in outcomes assessment and service learning. An earned doctorate is required for supervision of master’s thesis, projects and/or doctoral projects or dissertations.

Application Procedures: UPDATED APPLICATION DATE: Application review will begin 12/13/2013, to ensure fullest consideration please apply by 12/13/2013. Submit online application at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy, and; (4) names and contact information of three references. The following will be required of candidates invited for an on-campus visit and must be received via mail within three weeks of the invitation: (1) official graduate transcripts, and; (2) three current letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months). These documents need to be mailed to Dr. F. Ndidi Griffin, Search Committee Chair; Department of Nursing, 2345 East San Ramon Ave. M/S MH 25; California State University, Fresno; Fresno, CA 93740-8031; Ph 559.278.6697; Email: ndidig@csufresno.edu.

Other Requirements: Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility to be employed in the United States. The Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

Background Check:
Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.


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