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Job Overview

Nursing Instructor
(Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)  
San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 0600895  
Salary: Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $58,176 up to $73,008 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $66,660 to $77,940 per year.  
Division: CSM – Math/Science  
Position Type: Faculty Positions  
Location: College San Mateo  
Months per Year: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).  
Position Number: 4F0025
Posting Date: 08-19-2013  
First Review Date: 09-30-2013 Deadline is 10 p.m. PST
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

General Statement:
College of San Mateo seeks employees who value working in a collegial, culturally sensitive, collabora-tive environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. College of San Mateo faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide theory instruction in the classroom setting and/or provide clinical instruction in the acute, long-term, and community care settings
2. Implement skill building in the nursing lab setting and in simulation
3. Assume responsibility as a course manager for one or more theory courses
4. Develop scenario-based instruction
5. Report to the director as needed
6. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development to include student learning outcomes and assessment processes
7. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, and technology that will enhance the offerings of the nursing department
8. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office and lab hours
9. Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies and curricula
10. Participate as an active member of nursing team, department, division, and college committees
11. Teach courses during the evening and on weekends as needed
12. Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs

1. Master’s in Nursing OR Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Master’s degree in Health Education or Health Science OR the equivalent (see below)
2. A current California Registered Nursing license
3. At least one year’s continuous experience, within the previous two years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care (Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care)
4. Experience teaching similar subject matter content within the preceding two years
5. Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as sexual orientation and abilities of community college students, faculty, and staff.

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications.
Desirable Skills and Abilities:
The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:
1. Demonstrated successful teaching experience in medical/surgical nursing
2. Knowledge of a variety of successful clinical teaching techniques
3. Knowledge of current nursing issues and trends

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:
In addition to a short classroom lecture demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
4. Commitment to staying abreast of new trends in nursing and the clinical setting
5. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to examine its effect critically
6. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses
7. The ability to assist students in the acquisition, analysis and evaluation of knowledge and skills in the clinical setting
8. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, promote development of critical thinking skills, and encourage them to become self-regulated learners
9. Ability to collaborate on the implementation of high-fidelity simulation scenarios
10. Familiarity with gerontological nursing
11. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter
12. The commitment to maintain currency in the discipline, and related technology appropriate to instruction, such as that related to nursing and information and communication technology
13. The ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, academic, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds
14. The ability to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring and assessment of student progress in the clinical setting
15. The enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
16. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in nursing education
17. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:
18. The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, laboratory preparations, and student success
19. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities  

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.  

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.  

Required Documents:
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
College Transcripts  
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position)
2. A résumé that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience.
3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)
4. A cover letter of no more that 3 pages addressing the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

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