Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing - Obstetric, Community Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health or Medical Surgical expertise
School/Department Name: The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON)
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. Anticipated hiring academic year annual salary range: $97,000 - $115,000.
Faculty employee benefits are very competitive for the higher education sector. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Target Start Date: August, 2024
Application Deadline: February 16, 2024 - extended date (Applications accepted until position is filled or closed)
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON) at San José State University seeks a qualified candidate with Obstetric, Community Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health or Medical Surgical Nursing expertise for a full-time, tenure-track position. The candidate will be qualified to teach in the variety of programs (BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, FNP and DNP) offered within the department. During the application and interview process, candidates are encouraged to highlight their specialties and topics of passion, as TVFSON believes that enthusiasm fuels engagement for both educators and students.
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is a Department within the College of Health and Human Sciences. The School offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing education programs. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The School also has a Wound and Ostomy program and several Nurse Managed Centers in the community. The School emphasizes the use of clinical simulation in its programs. We have a renewed, ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and research/scholarship and engagement. The campus is also poised to strengthen our connection to the surrounding San José and Silicon Valley communities further fulfilling our social justice mission of access, equity, opportunity and success.
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first- generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
- A doctorate in nursing or a related field (e.g. DNSc, DrPH, EdD, DNP, PhD, DHS) at time of appointment. If doctorate is not in nursing, BS or Master’s must be in nursing.
- A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing with master’s degree which includes coursework in nursing, nursing education or administration.
- Possession of, or eligibility for, an unrestricted CA RN license.
- A minimum of 1 year of recent (within the past 5 years) experience in nursing, providing evidence-based, direct patient care in one of the above areas of practice. Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care.
- One year of teaching experience in a Registered Nurse education program.
- Record of publications or strong potential for publications.
- Applicants must demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross- cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
- Current national certification in at least one specialty.
- Experience in online teaching, informatics and/or information technology, health care policy, and advanced practice as a nurse practitioner and/or clinical nurse specialist.
- Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct impactful interdisciplinary research/scholarship
- Substantive evidence of supporting, cultivating, generating, and integrating a broad spectrum of diverse perspectives into teaching and practice.
- Knowledge of disciplinary trends in nursing regarding issues that center race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and underserved communities.
- Experience working with racially diverse students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession, shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct both undergraduate and graduate mentoring.
- An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled with interest and ability to secure external grant funding.
- The primary responsibilities of the accepted candidate will be to teach both undergraduate (BSN, RN-BSN) and graduate courses (master’s and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice).
- Additional responsibilities may include a combination of classroom, online, and clinical teaching, and supervision of graduate and/or DNP students’ projects.
- Further responsibilities include a commitment to teaching and participation in evidence- based practice and advanced nursing research; maintaining clinical expertise; advising students; and effective team collaboration across the School of Nursing.
- Teaching effectiveness, scholarly/professional achievement, and service to students and university are required for retention, tenure, and promotion.
- Development and an ongoing record of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, as well as other professional engagement is required.
- Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.
Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., Data Security, FERPA, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, Health and Safety). The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of Teaching interests/philosophy that describes what role faculty play in student success
- Research Statement that addresses the relationship of research activities to the classroom and teaching
- Diversity Statement that discusses best strategies for supporting students historically marginalized in the field of Nursing
- Three (3) references with contact information
Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair or Search Committee Chair Lisa Rauch, DNP, APHN- BC, RN, Director, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing Lisa.Rauch@sjsu.edu
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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