NURSING INSTRUCTOR 1920-50 FULL-TIME, TENURE-TRACK POSITION
SCIENCES AND MATH DIVISION
Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructor in the Sciences and Math Division. 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. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.
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 individuals 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 succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. Sierra College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. 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 five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching Nursing.
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 practices within the classroom and in the campus community.
Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latino/a/x, and Native American students?
What role should faculty play in student success?
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 thanMONDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2020. 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.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
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RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities and qualifications for this position include:
Teaching medical-surgical precertification nursing courses, in the clinical setting.
Collaborates as a team member with the nursing faculty and director in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the District's nursing educational programs.
Instructs nursing courses.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging 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 and other key demographics to ensure the success of all students.
Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, departmental activities such as program review, and in one’s own professional development is also an integral component of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Master's or higher degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, OR a Bachelor's degree in Nursing AND a Master's or higher degree in Health Education or Health Science from an accredited college or university which included course work in Nursing, Education, or Administration OR the equivalent, as determined by the BRN and/or the District Equivalency Committee, as appropriate.
Additionally, the incumbent must possess a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a RN, the equivalent of one (1) year's full-time experience as a RN providing direct patient care within the last five (5) years (clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care) AND must have completed a course in teaching from an accredited college or university AND must have completed at least one (1) years’ experience teaching courses related to Nursing OR a course which included practice in teaching Nursing which include:
One (1) year of experience as a licensed RN providing direct patient care in a long-term care facility AND one (1) year of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in nursing,
Two (2) years of full-time experience as a licensed RN, at least one (1) year of which must be in provision of direct patient care in a nursing facility*,
Two (2) years of nursing experience, at least one (1) year of which must have been in the provision of home health care.
*NOTE: (BRN, BVN, and DHS academic and experience and District academic minimum qualifications requirements applied concurrently). Applicants for this position should check with DHS to determine compliance with eligibility requirement.
Incumbent must be qualified in accordance with California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
Incumbent must possess a valid, active California license as a Registered Nurse (RN) as issued by the California 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.
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here.
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.
Ability to: 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; work some evenings and/or weekends, as required; and exercise appropriate safety precautions in practice laboratory and clinical settings.
Additional Salary Information: Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. 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.
Internal Number: 1920-50
About Sierra College
Academic Excellence and Student Success
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.
With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.
Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.