Sciences and Mathematics Division, Nursing Department
Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructor - Medical-Surgical. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,430 students; 27% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 3% are Native American, and 4% are multiracial. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students. Consequently, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with pro-active, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community.
The successful candidate will join a Nursing department dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally-responsive to the students it serves. Opportunities to enrich and engage with our campus community include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Communication, Creativity, Culture and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, culturally-responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, and a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population in a traditional and/or online classroom setting.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities for this position include teaching medical-surgical precertification nursing courses, such as Fundamentals and Medical-Surgical Nursing I & II, both didactically and in the clinical setting. Curriculum revision, program implementation and professional responsibilities that include maintaining currency in areas of content and clinical expertise are also required. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African-American, Latinx, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty member will participate in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, and departmental program review is also a part of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Licenses: Incumbent must hold or be eligible for a valid, active California license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and a valid California Class C or higher Driver's License in order to accomplish travel among District sites and other locations.
Degrees/Experience*: Incumbent must possess a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university that included course work in Nursing, Education, or Administration AND must meet BRN experience requirements for eligibility, i.e., incumbent must have had at least 1 year of experience as an RN providing direct patient care AND at least 1 year of experience teaching courses related to Nursing OR a course which included practice in teaching Nursing OR the equivalent. Equivalencies will be determined by the BRN and/or the District Equivalency Committee as appropriate. *NOTE: (BRN academic and experience and District academic minimum qualifications requirements applied concurrently).
Knowledge of: Medical-surgical nursing; teaching principles and methods and their impact on the learning process; curriculum development; Nursing Education trends and issues; nursing theory; supervisory techniques; professional standards of conduct and ethics in the nursing profession; laboratory equipment operation, uses, and precautions; and test writing techniques.
Ability to: Lecture and otherwise instruct students in the classroom AND practice laboratory AND clinical settings; exercise skill in the practice of medical-surgical nursing; instruct in medical-surgical nursing; supervise students in a clinical setting; contribute to curriculum development; work some evenings and/or weekends, as required; and exercise appropriate safety precautions in practice laboratory and clinical settings.
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.
Experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other underserved students in the classroom and/or in the community, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching, particularly as it relates to the relevance of nursing to students’ lives, interests, and communities; and the ability to address equity gaps within the two-year college classroom.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $53,205.67 to $71,300.68 at time of employment. The highest salary attainable after employment is $95,549.73. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
There are four (4) required documents to apply for this position:
Cover Letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically marginalized students?
What role should faculty play in student success?
Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 2019. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED BY THE CLOSING DATE. CANDIDATES MAY SCAN ORIGINAL, PAPER TRANSCRIPTS & ATTACH THEM TO THEIR APPLICATION.
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE
Internal Number: 1819-28
About Sierra College
Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individual...s from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.